Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pillow Poof : :

My friend Cynthia surprised me yesterday with the most wonderful gift - this awesome pillow/ottoman/stool (that she calls a poof - which I completely love). She recently started sewing(too) and has taken as much of a liking for all things Amy Butler, as I have for all things Anna Maria Horner. To get started, she ordered herself some of Amy's fabulous fabrics and the gum drops pillow pattern. Cynthia insists that they are easy to make, but I haven't given it a shot yet. She made a few (that I will share pics of soon) in different sizes for her home. As simple or difficult as they may be to make, they certainly are dramatic and look amazing! They are large, comfy, and such a cool design! We are loving ours!!!They are perfect for sitting on : :
Perfect for standing on : :
Add of course --- perfect for jumping on....and off : :
Thank you Cynthia --- you are the best!!!

11 comments:

  1. What a pretty poof! I've been wanting to make one of those but haven't got up the initiative. What did she stuff it with?

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  2. Cynthia is really into being Eco-friendly, too --- so she used old fabrics rolled up to make a sturdy center and then batting/fill around that for softness. If you read the pattern, it suggests 7 bags of fill for the small, 10 for the large and that really adds up - Cynthia came of with a smart, budget friendly alternative to avoid having to purchase all that new fill. :)

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  3. looks so comfy .. I want one! (I seem to want everything u post lol)

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  4. Hopefully you will still feel that way when I have stuff to sell --- Cynthia and I are actually hoping to do some fun stuff together, once our little ones are a bit bigger. : )

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  5. I've had the Amy Butler pattern for these for about 3 years now and haven't even cut it out. Every time I see one I am envious. Yours is so pretty!

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  6. Yes, I love the fabric Cynthia picked. She gave me the scraps to make a matching pillow. I am going to try the pattern out myself very soon. Thanks LivinginDomesticity!

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  7. where is this amy butler "poof" pattern? it's great (i love your friend's genius eco alterations!) and would love to make one for our own living room. i have her In Stitches book, but am i overlooking it??

    p.s. thanks for the tips on buying amh fabric maureen, that was so nice and helpful! i just want to use her fabric to make EVERYTHING, ha.

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  8. Hi Maureen - love the poof (and yes, very cute name!) Noli would be jumping like on a trampoline!

    I have something special for you to pick up on my blog -- hope you have a fun time with it!!

    http://magnoliasurprise.blogspot.com/2010/05/kreativ-blogger-award.html

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  9. kate - click on where I wrote gum drop pillow pattern and it should link you up to it.

    Sarah - I'm off to visit you right now!

    Shiny go Lucky - it is!!!

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  10. Thanks Moe for the sweet comments! I wouldn't be sewing without you. My only recommendation on the pillow is to double stitch it.

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