Sunday, April 12, 2009

Silhouette Reading Pillows

In an attempt to make my sewing prudent and useful, here's the latest creation. We were given these pillows at our wedding years ago, covered in a merrimeko print that no longer matches our bedroom. We hadn't used them in years, so I thought we could repurpose them and pass them over to the kids as "reading pillows". They now sit at the end of their beds, marking a special place for each of them to enjoy a book.

The design was inspired by "diffractionfiber" on etsy. Harper was quick to tell me that Jack's is just a "picture book pillow" since he can't read like she can. They both immediately recognized themselves, and immediately showed possessive love for their own pillows.

I couldn't have done this project without Ethan's help in Photoshop! I tried to do it old school with a spotlight and shadows, but what toddler can sit still that long and not want to see what Mama's doing on the wall next to them? The computer was the way to go-- thanks, love!


Mommy the Maid said...

This is such a great idea!!! They look awesome.

callie Roadcap-Uleners said...

any little reader would be proud to have one of those!

Danielle said...

WOW, Ruthie. You are crafting up a storm! You're a natural!

Katia Clark said...

These are such a good idea. What a wonderful way to recycle. These will be pillows that the kids will always cherish I suspect. You're awesome!