Archive for July, 2011

In my ongoing effort to finish my birthday present, I made these simple lumbar pillows for my living room sofa (better late than never). And it only took about half an hour! The pillows have a clean, simple look that goes well with my living room decor (although doesn’t do much for my ugly sofa except detract attention away from it) and they were so easy to make, so I’m including a tutorial so you can try it out!  = )

Step 1: To make a 10 in x 18 in pillow, cut 2 pieces of fabric 11 in x 19 in each. (NOTE: My tutorial photos show the pillow 50% smaller than the originals shown above.)

Step 2: With right sides together, stitch a 1/2 in seam allowance on each short side.

Step 3: Turn right side out and plan how much of each color you’d like showing when the pillow is finished. (I recommend using 3rd or 5th ratios as they are more visually balanced and attractive.) When you’ve determined how you’d like it to look, measure from one folded side to the seam.

Step 4: Turn the pillow right side in again (ie wrong side out) and transfer the measurement, using a small ruler or seam gauge, from the stitching to the folded edge. Put a pin in the fold as shown.

Do the same at the bottom.

Step 5: Then pin the long edges, smoothing the layers flat, and leaving a space to turn inside out.

Step 6: Then stitch along the long edges with 1/2 in seam allowance.

Step 7: Turn right side out and use a point turner or the blunt end of a crochet hook or similar to turn the corners.

Step 8: Stuff your pillows through the opening you left. Then sew the opening closed by hand or by machine….  And you’re done!

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‘Pretty Paisley Christmas Gifts’ by rushcreekmosaics


Custom Victorian Absinthe Gr…

$399.00

Recipe/Trinket/Storage Box–…

$14.00

Vintage Paisley Mugs: Set of…

$18.00

Paisley Single Switchplate c…

$11.00

Paisley Trio Applique Work P…

$48.00

FRENCH GARDEN Bee Blossom

$6.00

Mens Oven mitt set in Lime g…

$25.50

Embroidery Pattern Set Seaml…

$5.00

Little Miss Baby Wipes Case

$18.00

Green and Brown Paisley Prin…

$18.50

The Evergreens–Oval Pendant

$12.00

Vintage Huge 1960s Casca for…

$27.00

Brown Paisley Dog Collar

$22.00

Groovy Paisley cloisonne ena…

$53.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘Paisley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ by Tersa


Marvelous Magenta Paisley Ba…

$25.00

Jewelry Tote–Lime Green Pai…

$16.00

Fabric Covered Magnet Board …

$12.50

Paisley Cuff … bohemian go…

$24.00

Harlow Paisley Pinafore with…

$36.00

Glass Tile Pendant With FREE…

$6.95

Featured Item on Etsy’s …

$26.00

Lime green Chocolate brown P…

$24.50

Stencil Vintage Paisley MED,…

$19.95

Blue and Green Paisley Print…

$5.00

Wristlet Keychain Key Fob KE…

$6.50

Paisley Pendant Dangle Earri…

$20.00

XcessRize Designs CAMERA Bag…

$74.99

Luxury Sage Paisley Minky Bl…

$35.00

reusable sandwich bag with z…

$8.00

Bathroom Hand Towel White Pa…

$5.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘Paisley’ by thecrochetloft


Paisley Heart Greeting Card …

$3.75

Colorful Paisley Scrabble Ti…

$3.00

green paisley retro apron

$25.00

Modern Paisley Wedding Invit…

$1.79

Sew on Beaded applique trim …

$6.25

Pink Swirl Halter Apron – It…

$30.00

Blue-Green Paisley Fabric Pa…

$7.97

Paisley Ring

$13.00

Nano TECHEE SNAP . Nano 1st,…

$12.00

Large Fabric Basket Organize…

$26.00

Paisley Dichroic Fused Glass…

$27.00

Looby Lou double strand head…

$8.95

Mens Oven mitt set in Lime g…

$25.50

Pink Paisley Tile Coasters…..

$11.50

Paisley-blue, ACEO, original…

$8.00

Groovy Gurlz Playtime Paisle…

$33.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘Pass the paisley, please…..’ by starrydawns

Wow. There is more than just jewelry out there…look at these beautiful prints….ok, ok…I did slip in one piece of jewelry, but aren’t they beautiful, I couldn’t help myself…..


Glass Marble Magnets or Push…

$7.00

Gyspy Paisley Napkins – Red …

$20.00

Lime green Chocolate brown P…

$24.50

3 oz Womens Hip Flask 60’…

$16.50

Pair of Watermelon Paisley P…

$40.00

Fun Spring color Paisley Bab…

$12.00

purple paisley, decorative c…

$14.00

Potluck casserole dish carri…

$29.50

Bulletin Board 16inx20in – …

$69.99

Adult Headband – Reversibl…

$6.00

Pretty in Paisley Dog Collar…

$24.00

Paisley Pink Green White Cus…

$14.00

14k gold filled multi-gemsto…

$239.00

Blue Paisley – Spoon Rest

$15.00

Pretty in Paisley Set of 5

$5.00

Dollbirdies Travel Hipster P…

$22.95

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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Starting this month, I’m featuring a week of themed blog entries, one week out of each month, starting with a Paisley theme, to inspire you, or if not, just brighten your day.

Next month you can look forward to a week of Red Hot Summer posts with inspiring ideas for summer picnics, barbecues and collections of red hot handmade and vintage items.

I hope you enjoy this new format!!

‘Paisley Love’ by LoveyBabyBoutique

I love paisley! I don’t know what my attraction is fueled by but just the sight of all the 70’s swirl of mixed colors makes me happy, especially the greens and blues.


vintage 1950s paisley summer…

$40.00

Brown Paisley Tie with Brown…

$16.00

Custom Victorian Absinthe Gr…

$399.00

Goblin Hood Cape with flared…

$225.00

Stencil Vintage Paisley MED,…

$19.95

Purple and Green Paisley Ove…

$24.50

Fabric Organizer Bin … Amy…

$18.00

Grey, Blue, and Gold Paisley…

$6.00

Buy 2 Get 1 Free – PAISLEY -…

$10.00

MABEL (pink and green) vinta…

$7.00

Vtg Paisley and Floral Vegan…

$225.00

Vintage Lefton China Mod Pai…

$11.95

Reuseable Sandwich Bag in Br…

$4.99

4. Tan and Sea Green paisle…

$45.00

NEW/1 Meter SDLP Cotton Fabr…

$9.00

Paisley Applique – Prussian …

$4.95

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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‘Pinkalicious! or Pretty In Pink (Whichever era suits you)’ by RebeccaSeamonsPhotog

Part of my Rainbow Series! I love pink!! This is dedicated to my 3 yr old, Lucy who LOVES pink!


SALE Pink Rose brooch pin

$10.00

Bronze Vintage Dress Waterco…

$12.00

Pink Magnolia wall art SPRIN…

$25.00

PDF Tutorial Felted wool Sli…

$16.00

Pink Architecture – 5×7 Orig…

$17.00

Pink Owls Pillow Cover – 12x…

$39.95

Fine Art Photography Print T…

$11.00

Angelic Charm – Throw Pillow…

$29.95

The cute pink telephone

$95.00

Spring-Summer 2011….Lipsti…

$17.00

Pink Mug with Vintage Cats E…

$15.00

50s scarlet red party dress

$125.00

Basket of Tulips

$25.00

Vintage Pink Olympia DeLuxe …

$325.00

Designer Pillow Cover 12 x 1…

$34.00

Pretty in Pink Velvet Manneq…

$98.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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