Friday, April 29, 2011

Guest Host {Gina of The Shabby Chic Cottage}

Sliding in before month-end is my Guest Host for April and I couldn't be happier.  I find her remarkable!  SHE is full of energy, kind, and business savvy.  SHE is none other than Gina of The Shabby Chic Cottage.

Gina not only has a wonderful blog, she also has a terrific Etsy store filled with handmade-to-order items! Here is just a sampling of what you can find there.  Click on photo for more information about the pieces.
When I said she's business savvy, it isn't just my opinion, the folks at Etsy think so too.  Etsy wrote an interview article in their blog about her.  You can read the interview here.
Take it away, Gina!

Hey y'all! I'm Gina from The Shabby Chic Cottage and I'm thrilled to be here on Yanet's blog today! Thanks so much for inviting me to join you!
I'm a sucker for a cute pillow, and I adore buntings, so I combined them together for a cute little bunting pillow cover. Wanna learn how to make one?
You'll need:
 two pieces of canvas cut into 17x17 inch squares
5 or 6 different fabrics - cut into 2 inch triangles - it will take 12-18, depending on how full you want it
a zipper
a pencil
a sewing machine
accent color thread and white thread
Let's get started. First draw your lines on the pillow lightly with a pencil or fabric marker. This will be the draping of the bunting. I used three swooping lines for the shape of my bunting.
Next take your triangles and space them out like you want, using the line as the guide for the straight top edge. If you want these to fray use them as is. If you want them to stay together use iron on fusible webbing on the back.
I stitched mine around all three sides of the triangles. You can use white thread or color coordinating thread to sew them down.
It looks a little crazy now, but we're not quite finished!
Next take your coordinating thread and carefully run a tight zig zag stitch over all of the pencil lines.
Now your pillow cover front is finished.
Just sew it up with the instructions found in my zipper tutorial found here.
And then you're finished - yay!
This cover can be made in so many color variations, the sky is the limit :)
Thanks, Yanet for inviting me today - it was a blast!


Isn't that pillow just adorable?!  If you love this pillow but don't have the time to make it, no problem!  Gina has taken care of that for you.  You can purchase it from her shop by clicking here.  Isn't she helpful?!  Thank you, Gina!  You're sensational!!

Previous Guest Hosts:

February - Ashley Ann of Under the Sycamore {Homemade Stickers}

March - Donna of Funky Junk Interiors {Decorating with the Things YOU Love}

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Kelli W said...

Such a cute pillow! I love all the fun bunting stuff out there but I have yet to make anything!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Cute! She makes it looks really easy!
I love the colors she used, too.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

LOVE it! I've got some fabric scraps that will be great for this. Can't wait to try my own. Thanks for sharing it!!

Leigh said...

WOw, Gina that is such an easy and cute pillow! I must find time to make one. Thank you!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a cute pillow Gina! Thanks for showing this to us. You make it look so easy!

Cottage In The Sun said...

Super cute!!