Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thankful in All Things

I am thankful. Of recent I have really been focusing on thankfulness. We have recently received a lot of flowers and they are SPECTACULAR.

God is good. All the time. In all situations. God is good.

I wanted to create something for fall to decorate the house with as we move into the holidays and consider all we are thankful for.
My inspiration was this FALL PILLOW .
I was going to do exactly the same thing with some leftover scraps from last year's Thanksgiving Napkins project. You can see the napkin project HERE .

However, once I started pulling out my scraps, I decided to make my own fall pillow with the theme of Thankfulness. I used my good ol Silhoutte to create these super cute trees. I like how randomly the green oval polka dot fabric cut out captured a little blue bird.

I decided we needed some grass.
I used fusible fabric interfacing behind all my shapes to iron them to the pillow cover. I figured this would add additional stability to sewing the shapes onto the cover.

I used dark color fabric heat transfer material for my "thankful". I cut out my "thankful" from my Silhoutte. Since this project is a seasonal item, the heat transfer material should be just fine. If this was going to be used more months than not, I think I would have stenciled and painted the word on the cover instead.
I used one of the tree's fabrics for the back of the pillow cover to add a little interesante'! LOL...or "interest" for the layman. Ha!
Ironed my finished Fall Thankful Pillow Cover and we're ready to rock!

I used a small pillow form from a pillow I wasn't using as my insert. I love that I didn't have to purchase any materials for this project since I had all these scraps from previous projects...YAY! CHEEEEEEEEEAP!

Fat n Happy

Couch in the Living Room???

...should we place it on the antique chair??? Decisions. Decisions. Ha! Ha!

I also found this pretty and FREE October printable at DEAR LILLIE'S SHOP.
Just the right touch we needed for our fireplace mantel. Ohhhh that mantel....a FOREVER work in progress.

These simple reminders around the house help me remember to be thankful in all circumstances because God IS good.


1 comment:

  1. ok so on the VERY VERY serious note. i NEED i'm talking NEED that pillow. or i need to send you some money and you cut out the shapes from your machine and send them to me so i can make my own. i absolutely LOVE THIS!!! i would keep it out all the time.....but that's cause these are my home colors!!! your house is looking very fallish and i love that....cause it's my fav time of year!!