Sunday, September 2, 2012

Daughter's Apt-Project Three!

As I continue decorating my daughter's appointment, I will share all the projects, even the smallest ones! For this project, I am creating the first of many accessories.

My daughter loves animals as much as I do. She has two pets--a very large black cat she adopted from a shelter as a kitten, and a three-legged cattle dog mix (also a rescue animal). I found this little wooden block with a very sweet sentiment ($5 at Gordman's) and will use it on a shelf.

I wanted something to reflect her cat, so I checked out these cat pillows at cafepress. They are very cute, but $20 plus shipping was more than we wanted to spend.

I decided to design my own pillow.

I did some research on iron-on transfers, and settled on this one, which uses an inkjet printer to print directly on fabric. It comes with three sheets, at a cost per sheet of just over $1.

The sheet is 200 thread count cotton. I was very happy with the way it came out of the printer.

After cutting out my oval, I ironed it on my black fabric (a remnant I bought years ago for next to nothing).

When I bought the transfer sheets, I also bought some black ribbon.

After stuffing my pillow, I stitched the ribbon around the oval.

And, here is the finished pillow! Total cost (including fiberfill) about $4.

I may add more ribbon so she can hang the pillow, but we shall see!

Next week, a bigger project is in store!

Here are the other projects if you missed them!

I'll be joining the following parties!

Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made By You Monday at Skip to my Lou
Nifty Thrift Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at Kathe with an E
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Creative Blogger's Party at Homemaker on a Dime
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Tutes and Tips not to be Missed at Home Stories A to Z
DIY Project Parade at DIY Showoff
Show 'n Share at Southern Lovely
Rustic Restorations Party at Homespun Happenings
Pinspired Rewired at Southern Lovely
Grace At Home at Imparting Grace
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Gettin' Krafty With It at Krafty Kat


A Walk in the Countryside said...

It looks great!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

So cute... Love your pillow.. Cindy

kitty said...

How cute is that cat pillow??!! I've been wanting to try that technique. Thanks for the inspiration and directions.

Kathie said...

So cute! I love black cats (it is even the logo of my blog!). Yours looks way better than the ones you looked at! If you get the chance, come by and link this up at my party!

ARod said...

she is very lucky to have such a crafy mama great job on the pillow

Kathe said...

Love that pillow and the fact that you made it makes it even more special! I can't wait to see the full reveal!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's perfect! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Just purrfect (sorry, couldn't resist!) And thanks for the heads up in these sheets using an INKjet printer -- definitely going to check them out --can you find them at any craft store?

Red Rose Alley said...

Hi Elaine,
I saw you on my sweet friend, Kris' blog and wanted to come and say hello. Your blog is very charming, and you have many wonderful ideas on here. While I was browsing, I noticed the kitchen models. I always love to look at other kitchens to get ideas for my own. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visti with you and seeing all your unique and pretty ideas. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

demie said...

Hi! I found you through Kris ( la reportiste )
Lot of interesting DYI here

Enjoy a creative week : )

Red Rose Alley said...

That is wonderful that you used to pay the bridge toll for the person behind you. When I heard that, I smiled big. Have a nice week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Virginia said...

Bonjour, Kristie sent me over. I told her anyone that makes Chat Noir pillows I must meet! My chat noir Meeps is my darling and I'm sure she needs a pillow like this.

You are very talented!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!! Such a talent! I'll take 10, please! :-)