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Monday, February 10, 2014

Functional Art

I Thought This Was an Art Blog
Well it is an art blog,
And to me, This is functional art.
If you know me, you know I don't like wasting anything.
I had some pillows that were not exactly my style so I decided to make them my style.
My living room is pretty rustic and the pillow were contemporary.
I'm not contemporary.
I also had a lot of blue jeans my husband had worn out.
Can you see what's going to happen here.
Like any woman who sews, I have lots of fabric.\
Fat quarters.
I can't seem to throw any of it away.
So I decided I would take the blue jean pants and make the backs of the pillows,
And take scraps of the curtains I made in the living room and
 other projects and make the fronts. 

So here is my pillow art project for today.

They're all different patterns and designs.
That's what I liked about making them.
My curtains are that red and blue plaid you see on each pillow.
I made pillow forms out of scrap muslin I had and took the stuffing out of the contemporary pillows and stuffed the pillow forms with it.

I cut and patched the blue jeans leaving on the hammer straps and 
using the pockets to hold remote controls.
I put in zippers to get the pillow forms in an out easier for washing.

I love how these pillows brighten up my living room and make it
look so homey and cozy.
And a little on the artsy side too.


  1. They are very nice and creative, yes, definitely artsy! But did you say you did all those TODAY??? Oh my....

  2. I made 2 a few days ago and I made 3 that day. They were so fun.

  3. What a great project! Looks like so much fun! I always have a quilt project going so that I have handwork to do at night. I need to make some pillows now! ha!

    1. Thanks Cathy. I'm a project girl. I always have at least a half dozen irons in the fire at a time. Not that I get them all done, but this is the time of year I do work on them. I have two more big projects I really want to finish by the end of the month. Not sure it will happen, but I can see at least one getting completed. Thanks so much for the comment.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.