Sunday, October 12, 2008

my own union jack pillow

I've been checking out the Shabby Chic website to see all the beautiful things for sale. When I saw the Union Jack wall hanging and pillow.. I knew it was for me! Being of English heritage I fell in love with it. I thought I would try my hand at making one.



I picked three coordinating fabrics I would use for the pillow. I decided to make a small version and I thought if it turned out alright I would make a larger and maybe a wall hanging. I think it turned out pretty good, next time I might make it more like the British flag.



Close up of the shabby fabrics I used. Look out for another coming soon...

The beautiful original by Rachel Ashwell.

7 comments:

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh ! I think yours is MUCH prettier ! Great job.
Thank you for stoppin by to visit me . Please come again anytime.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Way To Go!! Great job and I'm sure you saved a bundle (considering the price tag on anything Shabby Chic).
Very Nice!!
M.L.

Anonymous said...

I love that!! And I want one too. I'll have to try to make one. Great idea. Elsie P.S. Your shabby wreaths and bangles are adorable. You have so many great ideas. Can't wait to see what's next!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I'm just getting around to visiting all my new friends! You stopped by my blog a while back...Thank you! I LOVE this pillow! Much prettier than the original! I was drooling over that wall hanging just the other day...love your colors so much more! and the shabby wreaths are wonderful too!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhh I like yours better too ! The colors are perfect that you picked out ~
Thank you for visiting my blog !
xoxo,
Lori

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Pretty pillow! Did you know that Rachel Ashwell has a new blog? I love it. She always has lots of comments! The link is on my side bar.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

soooo fabulous!! My Mom and her family are british. I just adore the pillow you made!! I love the shabby chic original too!!