Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stash-Buster #26 - Rose pillows

During the course of Linda and Ana's 2013 Stash-buster challenge, 

I got side-tacked and finished up a project from last year:
You may remember the Granny Rose Afghan from about a bazillion posts this year.
Made with this pattern.
Well, so, you know what happened once that project was done?
You know, don't you?
There was more yarn to be added to the stash,
in addition to a few extra roses and granny squares.
Pattern for the rose granny squares can be purchased on Etsy here.

What to do? What to do?
Hmmmmm....
How about a couple of pillows to bust that stash?
You see, I have an addiction to pillows, (more details on that in a future post),
but in the mean time I will make a couple of more pillows.
Yup, that's it: pillows!


Pillow #1
A heart shaped pillow...
(Pattern for a Rose heart pillow is now listed in my Etsy shop:
Click here for the pattern without the instruction for the Granny Rose Square in the middle as many of you have those patterns already (Yay! and thank you!). :-)
And here for the pattern that includes the 3 steps for the Granny Rose Square.)

Crocheted a front and back.
Joined together, 
with that infamous picot stitch I use everywhere.
(See this post which includes picot stitch video.)
Utilized button stash for opening.
 Made a pillow form.
This might not look like the best part; but, it just might be...
you see my friend, who must remain anonymous,
 retrieved a perfectly recyclable white sheet from the trash while visiting her children,
 and thought "Astri could use this for a rag rug or something", and gave it to me!
Ha, I LOVE how she thinks of me in context with the trash. :-)
 I know.... it's a sewing machine!
Yelp!
 Stuffed with fiberfill leftover from another 2012 project.
A little lumpy, but once placed in it's cover, you'll never know.
See not so lumpy anymore, huh?

Then there's pillow #2
A couple of squares:
 One with one rose and lots of trim.
 And one with four roses and little trim.
  Another button stashing opening,
 and stuffed with that $1.99 IKEA pillow bargain, 
that I am so fond of.
 And there you have it!
Stash-busting low-cost guest room accouterments.
 Velkommen till gjesten rom. :-)
Whew, that was a long post.
Perhaps it should have been divided into two posts: one for each pillow.
Oh well, too late now. :-)

Oh and BTW I am onto something completely different with 
the rest of the acrylic stash 
(gosh there's a lot of it) 
that I will be excited to show you soon.
Two projects, very different from each other;
colors I do not typically use and no granny roses either.)

Also, be sure to check out the "CAL" tab at the top of the blog for two new entries by Linda and Melissa.

See you soon!


45 comments:

  1. Magnifiques coussins, et félicitations car coudre un cœur n'est pas simple du tout. Cela rend très, très bien. C'est joli tout plein !! Je trouve que les petits boutons pour ouvrir la taie du coussin c'est très précieux, charmant, et du travail en plus !!
    Je suis déjà impatiente de voir les nouveaux projets : couleurs différentes, pas de roses, mais qu'est-ce ????
    Bonne soirée ;-)

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    1. Thank you Domi....hmmmmmmm....not pink. ;-)

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  2. Love them! you clever thing Astri, you are full of inspirational idea's love the heart cushion, I am looking at the photo and trying to figure out how you did it, I will try and copy you know haha. Can't wait to see what you have in store for that acrylic stash of yours, have a lovely weekend. :)

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    1. Oh for you Linda, I may write that pattern, but if you would like to giv it a go or combine efforts that could be fun! It is always a pleasure to have you stop by. :-)

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  3. Oh Astri, What lovely lovely cheerful pillows you have created. Love them. I reckon your stash is really dwindling or maybe not. LOL I wish you and your family a very happy Easter. Oh, BTW I have used your inspirational Granny Rose on a few weeeee gifts for Easter and I have just posted them to my blog. VBG Hugs Judy

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    1. Thank you CJ! The headbands you made with the roses are adorable. I really enjoy your blog and all the Spring things you have there now. A lovely weekend to you!

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  4. You and you blog are one of my favorites. Your creations are beautiful - I always love the colors and designs. I'm pinning this for yet another future project. :-)

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    1. You are awesome Kim! I hope you have as many pinned items for the future that I do. hehe. So much fun to be had by all out there on pinterest, huh? Thank you for always dropping by and leaving such sweet comments.

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  5. So lovely. i realy love the heart pillow. i am looping forward to try the pattern. i must be patiënt grrrrrrrrrr.

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    1. That makes me laugh...I now that feeling...grrrrrrrr....!

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  6. I love your pillows and blanket. They turned out great.

    Linda

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  7. oh I LOVE the colors! Those pillows are just too cute! Well done Astri!

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  8. I do not know which I love more, your new pillows or your guest room..Wow! How a happy room. Love it.
    blessings, jill

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    1. Thanks for the visit Jill. Good luck on that move. :-)

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  9. I love the new "accent" pillows to that gorgeous guest room! Looks so cozy and welcoming. I have not made a pillow cover since junior high school. Makes me want to learn how to thread an old singer sewing machine given to me by my great aunt. I'm pondering the idea :) Thank you for more inspiration!!

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    1. Hi Jen~ Your comment made me smile I was just thinking about that home economics class from junior high the other day when I was sewing this. I wished I had paid better attention to the sewing section. ;-) Your old sewing machine sounds awesome!

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  10. Oh, so beautiful pillows for your colorful guestroom!!

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    1. Now we just need some guests. ;-)

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  11. Gorgeous... colours and cushions great pics... Your work is amazing.. thankyou for sharing ..
    hugs pat ..

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    1. Thank you Pattas. I so enjoy your visits!

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  12. Oh my goodness what gorgeous loveliness! your guests are so lucky! xx

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    1. Thanks Maggie, that's very sweet of you. I hope they feel as lucky as I do to have them. :-)

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  13. Beautiful, Astri, simply beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for dropping a line, G.C. !

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  14. amazing...all of them: blankets and cushions
    ♥ Ana BC

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    1. Thank you Ana. Your latest blankets are awesome as well!

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  15. When I got on Pinterest this morning, your pillows jumped out at me! They are so pretty! That's a great way to use up the extra flower squares. I bet your stash is amazing : )

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    1. Thank you Lynne. I am glad you saw them on pinterest. That makes me happy. I have a few of those squares left still so another pillow may be int he works along with a pattern one of thee days. :-)

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  16. Lovely pillows, Astri !:) I love the colourful things you make.

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  17. A lovely addition to the bedroom and a bit more stash gone... Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/


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  18. Lovely new pillows and they saved additional stash.
    The guests at your home will be very comfortable.
    Enjoy your new projects.

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  19. Just love both the pillow and the flowers..adorable!

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  20. LOVE that beautiful heart pillow!! I may have to try making one like that sometime soon!.. Enjoy your weekend! ~tina

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  21. That is a great idea for a pillow! Will you be posting the pattern? I am somewhat obsessed with pillows, and this one is especially adorable. :)

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    1. Hello Claire!

      Yes, I am going to try to work on a pattern. It's an easy pattern once you know how to start the rounded part, it's just finding the time right now. Maybe this next week. -) I am obsessed with pillows too!

      Have a good weekend!

      ~Astri

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    2. That's fabulous, thank you! Writing up patterns takes a lot more time than one would think, as I have discovered. I love how versatile the granny roses are, and your stash-busting mission is very inspiring! :D Have a good Easter weekend!

      ~ Claire ~

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  22. Happy Sunday Mrs Astri....love both pillow...I admire all your projects,you are so tanlented and creative.Love your blog.:0)

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  23. Beautiful pillows! I love your works :)

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  24. HOLA AMIGA! VINE A SEGUIRTE DESDE VENEZUELA. MUY BELLO PROYECTO, TE HA QUEDADO PRECIOSO. TE INVITO A SEGUIRME EN http://elpanaldelaabejita.blogspot.com Y A SEGUIRME POR FACEBOOK: EL PANAL DE LA ABEJITA. BESOS. MARISELA:)

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  25. Thank you all so much for your comments. My heart swells with joy!

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  26. Wow the pillows are gorgeous! You have accomplished so much since you started this stash buster . Love it :) and the blanket is just marvelous. You are a busy bee Astri :)

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  27. Love those pillows. And your guest room is so colorful and welcoming! Best wishes, Tammy

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