CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Canvas Sailboat PillowIt’s finally feeling very summery in my little corner of the world, so I decided to create a summery pillow! And what says summer more than sailboats…although I have only been on one once…and a fabric combination of canvas and burlap!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Frenchy Beach Pillow You may remember my summer pillow from last year…my Pottery Barn inspired frenchy beach pillow starring this fabulous painting by Édouard Manet…Sur la plage de Boulogne…that I turned into a post card! You can find all the details, including the free graphic, by clicking here.

Sailboat Stamp Mirror Image
This year’s summer pillow features a wonderful seascape turned postage stamp from the USPS American Treasures series. Love the shades of blue! I have already reversed the image for you to use as an iron-on transfer. I simply printed it on transfer paper (I use Avery brand for light fabrics), trimmed it a little and applied it to a slightly larger piece of white canvas following the directions on the package. Next, I stitched it to a square of burlap cut one inch bigger than my pillow form.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Envelope Closure Tutorial Finally I finished it off using an envelope-style closure for the back…also of burlap. I use this style of closure for all of my pillows since it allows me to remove and store the covers and reuse the forms. You will find a tutorial here. I might also mention that I have found Goodwill to be a great source for inexpensive down inserts…usually under $3.00.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Canvas Sailboat Pillow And here is the result…my summery sailboat pillow! It looks right at home on my patio…a sign that summer is here at last! And since I already had everything that I needed in my stash, it was free! Gotta love that!

Chipmunk Surprises Our co-host Baby Kitty has also found another sign of summer. The chipmunk who lives under my bird feeder is busy gathering seeds and burying them for later…resulting in a lot of strange little surprises sprouting in my yard! Time to dig up his little stash!
How about you? Are you starting to see some signs that summer is finally here?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my summery sailboat pillow! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday  , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Swing into Spring , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, The DIY Showoff for the Fun in the Sun party
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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