Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Etsy Sneak Peak

My love of peonies has inspired me to do a series of little pillows for my soon-to-be Etsy Shoppe!

The pillows are made of 100% linen. I think linen is my favorite fabric to work with. I love how you can just rip it and it will always rip straight. That little trick makes my life so much easier! I especially love it cut on the bias and then gathered to form elegant and soft ripples.

My favorite part of these little gems is that you can pin one of your favorite brooches to the center of the flower and add a little touch of glam. I chose to pin the brooch from my wedding dress to the pillow. I mean what good was it doing in my closet? It's way too pretty to be in the dark and dusty purgatory that is my closet.

I don't believe in putting our fancy things away for special occasions. Everyday is special! Plus, while designing our room I unconsciously chose elements that are reminiscent of our wedding day, so why not throw in my brooch too :)

I promise to do a post on our room once it is finished....in about three months!!

It is coming along slowly, but so far, it is as Miss Chi Chi Rodriguez would say: "It's so ROMANTICAL!"

I thought your day could use a little Chi Chi Fabulousness :)

PS Sorry for the image quality! I have had such poor lighting for two days and couldn't wait any longer for better lighting :)


  1. Looks wonderful. Isn't it inspiring to design your own line? xox

  2. Love your pillows Kelle...I am the same way, I have all my favorite things out all the time...always have even when my boys where small, people would ask how could you keep this stuff all out? Well you teach them not to touch, and they learn to respect them:)

  3. Oooooooooh - these really make me itch to just move out there already!

    I need to save up some money to put a down payment on our house! It'll be like a mullet - business in the front, party in the back! That is – fun business (creativity + truly inspirational movies like "To Wong Foo..." playing all day) in the front, and boring party (cut to, me on a couch eating Matar Paneer watching Law and Order - bum BUM!) in the back.

    It will happen.

    I want those pillows.


  4. These are gorgeous! I LOVE these pillows, especially with the sparkly brooch, some of the prettiest Etsy things I've seen in awhile!

  5. Jess you crack me up! Our house shoppe will definitely be like a mullet!!! If anything people will come to our store just to hang out with us and then we will subtly guilt them into buying things!! :) I can't even wait!

  6. Those pillows are so pretty! I really like them. And I like the idea of dressing them up with brouches and pins. Nice handy work =)

  7. lovely pillows and you know that gray one hits me where I live!

  8. Hi Kelle, Thank you for following More Chic Than Shabby and listing me on your blogroll. I love that you call yourself a professional nester. It looks like you certainly are. I look forward to seeing all your lovely projects.

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by and leave me this nice comment! I am drooling around your blog now!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. oooooo, v.excited to hear about your store-to-be! and those pillows are gorgeous. can't wait to see it!

    have a great weekend, jxx

  11. You are so creative! Love it!



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