Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Conquered The Viking!

I wasn't gonna do it... 

I was gonna be good and not add yet another project to my to-do list. I already had several projects for weddings, wedding gifts, birthday presents, Father's Day gifts, 4th of July crafts, not to mention a gift for the Handmade Gift Exchange. 
But then my Mom and I took a trip to Fabric Depot in Portland, which is the biggest fabric store I've ever been to.
(dun, dun, duh) 
For the month of June, UCreate's Create With Me project was pillows!!! 
I love pillows!!!  
Again, I got sucked into the fun pillow project from UCreate's Create With Me series. This month, we had a choice between two really cute tutorials. Bow Pillows by E Tells Tales and The Shag Pillow by V and Co.  
I decided to make the shag pillow. I think I chose it because certain phrases such as "you don't have to be exact" and "there's margin for error" made me feel a little better as a beginning sewer. 
So here's the fruits of my labor. 

I had to borrow my Mom's sewing machine to make this pillow, since my sewing machine needed a part that ended up getting lost in the mail and not arriving, even a month later. My Mom's sewing machine is a Viking (hence the catchy title) and was fun to use once I got the hang of it. 

I made a few other cute things while I had the sewing machine out, which I'll be posting tomorrow! 

I'm sharing this at the following link parties:


  1. That is very cute! I'm impressed because I have no clue how to sew or operate a sewing machine...Yikes!

  2. I am just learning to use my sewing machine and completed my first throw pillow only yesterday!! I am a bit overwhelmed by this project! But, I am inspired!!

  3. aw i love pillows. this one is way fun, and i know what you mean about the TO DO list....ah it never ends!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to "Tell me Tuesdays!"

  4. I adore this pillow. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  5. You've encouraged me to make my own ruffle pillow. Love the look and hate the store prices. Thanks for sharing. I found you at Handy Man Crafty Woman. Your blog's fun to read.

  6. I totally have the original shag pillow post pinned on pinterest as a "do some day" craft. I'm happy to see another beginner sewer attempt it and make it look so great-it gives me hopes that I'll be able to do it! Thanks for sharing-I'm your newest follower would love for you to check me out at

  7. So pretty! Love the color you chose! Thanks for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  8. I love, love, love your pillow! Dang it - now there's one more thing on my to-do list. Gotta have one! :)

  9. This pillow turned out darling! And the color is so bright and happy!! I would love to have you come over and link this up to our Link Party going on this weekend- and every link counts as an entry in our giveaway!
    Camille @

  10. Love this pillow, and I love the color of it! Dropping in from Homemaker on a Dime!
    Modern Wivelyhood

  11. Gorgeous! I love how textured the whole thing is. Thanks so much for linking up!

  12. This is super cute! I love the color! I'm stopping by from the Creative Bloggers party. I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party this week! It's going on til Thursday night,
    & be sure to check out my giveaway too!

  13. So cute i love the color of your shag pillow. i made one aswell and its maroon turned out pretty cute to its on my blog


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