Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pillow Finished!

I got home yesterday about 4:30 and still hadn't heard from Fee, so I piddled around until finally deciding that I wouldn't be driving down to Raft Bayou. I don't like driving that far after dark, and by about 5:30, I moved on to other things.

I had thought up some plans for my reading pillow earlier and had decided on some fabric. Time to get busy!

It started coming together pretty quickly, although several times things got a little stickier, and I'd take a break and think about what I wanted. Finally, the entire pillow came together!
The green roll is adhesive margin tape for annotations I might want to make without writing in a library book. The Page Points are cool page markers from Levenger's.The little copper points slip on to the page so I can find certain passages I like. They are infinitely re-usable.Pockets for pens, highlighter, bookmarks.

There are some things that I'd do differently, but overall, it suits my purposes, and I like it. It is the same pillow, just a new cover.


  1. This looks wonderful as well as highly use-able. Was thinking about it yesterday trying to envision what sort of fabric would be beautiful without distracting the eye from words on a page. Something that is this muted and rich is the perfect choice, I think. Am going to have to give it a try...

  2. and here is where 2 passions combine beautifully!

  3. You could market these, I bet you sell lots of patterns and pillows both. Way cool design.

  4. ACey - I bought a good bit of this fabric a couple of years ago on sale. I do like it, even though it is a bit wintery.

    I won't show spills, either!

    Debra - I hadn't thought of it that way, but they do!

    Connie - Such a simple concept. I saw one in a store a couple of years ago and have thought about it ever since. Then it went together so quickly!

  5. what a clever design and I find the fabric selection is so comforting as it reminds me of the chair that was in the room in grandparent's house where I always curled up to read when I was a kid....a sweet memory.

  6. these are such a great idea! I would love one for my book reading in bed.

  7. kimy - It is a grandmother design, isn't it? It reminds me of my grandmother's furniture with the rose motif. Yes, sweet memories.

    Rebekah - Thanks! It is already proving handy!

  8. These pillows are so cool. I love it when form and function come together so beautifully!

  9. Kathryn - Thanks! It really is function--love having my pen where I can find it immediately!

  10. now *that*'s a pillow!! awesome!

  11. Beautiful fabric.
    The adhesive margin tape is a good idea. I like to make notes in a separate notebook or moleskin.

  12. Leah - Thanks!

    Kim - I bought the fabric to make a long "studio apron" with lots of pockets. Have a cool pattern...very old-fashioned and useful. After a couple of years, it seemed that the apron wasn't going to happen.

    I do take notes in a notebook, but often, the notebook isn't handy, and I resort to writing on whatever is handy (envelopes, adverts, etc.) The tape marks my page & reminds me about what I thought was interesting or comparisons that occur to me.


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