I've mentioned a couple of times that we're renting a furnished house for a year. We didn't bring a stick of furniture or any home decor items. Needless to say I got busy really quickly adding some fun accents to make the place feel a little more like our home. I bought fabric to make a bunch of throw pillows for the sectional, and I finished a couple, but until last month still had a pile of fabric and pillow inserts sitting in my craft room.
I visited my friend Vanessa of V. and Co. the last time I was up her way (she's another recent Iowa transplant) and she was sweet enough to give me a copy of her new book, Make It Sew Modern. Lucky me! It is amazing. I love every project and all her little sewing tips and tricks. She is such a pro (check out her newest venture--online sewing classes!). I love the little bits of texture she uses in her projects, and the book was just the inspiration I need to finish my pillows. . .
. . .like these cute rosettes! I knew I wanted this design, but I didn't know exactly how to sew them on as I went. She had a similar project that showed it step-by-step. Yahoo!
And her perfect pleating tutorial helped me with this one. She did it waaay better than the way I was going to do it.
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