I am so pumped about what I’ve been making lately. I’ve made them before for myself, and finally just thought, “hey, why not spread the love?” So, I started making and carrying throw pillows.
Throw pillows are probably my favorite things besides steak and my diffuser. I’ve got three on my bed, four on my couch, two more in the works to add to my couch, and a few in storage that I rotate seasonally. I think they’re a comfy way to express who you are and a little something something to your space.
All of the designs (except for the Texas one I guess) are 100% original. The “Football Kolaches Red Dirt” pillow is a shout out to my people, where Friday nights are the center of the universe, kolaches are a wholesome breakfast, and red dirt music blares out our speakers. The arrow ones are my own sketches, the files of which are available on Etsy.
My favorites, though, are the ones that celebrate my roots, and the roots of everyone I love:
I was like a one-woman factory with these babies. I LOVE them. Ganado city limit sign, Jackson county with a heart over Ganado, and U.S. Highway 59, which runs right through town.
As much as I love to travel, get out of dodge, and live a life outside of Ganado, there’s no doubt that I love my little town and all the people in it. It’s where I grew up, it’s where all my people are, it’s what made me who I am. I know for a fact that a lot of people feel that same exact way, too, so these pillows are for them. It’s just a pillow, sure, but you can put it on your couch, your bed, outdoor furniture, or wherever, and be reminded of your roots.
I put every ounce of heart into these that I could. I cut the canvas, sewed it up, ironed on the designs, stuffed it till my couch was covered in stray poly-fil, and sewed the hole up by hand with a needle and thread.
The designs took a bit of work, too. For the county and the highway, I was able to just find an image on the Internet to work with. For the city limit sign, I had to get my boots on the ground. I took the dogs to the KJT Hall parking lot in town and stood on the side of the road taking a picture with my iPhone of the sign!
From there, I ran the images through Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Cricut Design Space, then through the Cricut machine itself.
Like I said, one-woman factory. But, it was sooooo much fun! Any time I get to be creative and let my imagination (and my craft supplies) go wild, I’m a happy camper.
I hope everyone else loves these pillows as much as I do, and if not? That’s fine- more for me!
See y’all in September!