Friday, October 17, 2008

DIY Silhouette Pillows


I swear I'll take a break from talking about myself after this.  A reader asked about the silhouette pillow in the post earlier this week. I had these pillows made with each of the boys silhouettes a few years ago.  So easy.  I took their picture in profile then enlarged it to the desired size.  Cut it out to use as a template on black wool felt, then sent it off with the remaining fabric and ribbon to have pillows made.


If you sew (I can't.  Can't cook, can't sew, who knows why Mr. Blandings married me exactly sixteen years ago today) you could do this yourself in a flash.  I had their names and the dates embroidered on the back.

I'm practically Eddie Ross!

27 comments:

GrannySmithGreen said...

I had noticed those pillows before. They are wonderful. What a great way to really honor your boys. I'll bet they think the pillows are kind of neat too. We may have to call you Mrs. Blanding-Ross! Ha!

Petunia Face said...

What a fabulous idea! I wish I could sew and/or wish I would get off my lazy bum and do something like that.

pve design said...

Rosie feels silhouette slighted. Get that girl one, on her dog bed.
Top design, watch out.

Style Court said...

Before I scrolled down, I was thinking "Eddie Ross!"

I especially like the graphic punch of these in your den and wondered the other day if they represent the boys. Since they are personal, they don't seem trendy here. Nice job.

erika @ urban grace said...

SERIOUSLY?? I just figured those were some store bought deal... you are unreal... look out Eddie Ross Mrs.Blandings is in da hiz-house! Love their names/date on the back. Maybe I need dog silhoutte pillows!?

Anonymous said...

That is too funny! I love the pillows such a great idea Mrs. Blanding! Have a wonderful weekend!
Cheers,
Mr. Ross

Karena said...

The silouette pillows will be wonderful memorabilia pieces for the boys in the future. Happy Anniversary!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Great idea. I like that line in the English Patient "A woman should never admit she can sew". Not sure why that is, but I am going with it.

Capegirl said...

Happy anniversary...how about a silhoutte of the house.

MIMILEE said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the BLANDINGS!!!......May you have many more!

I love silhouettes and had never thought of doing them on pillows. How unique and what a wonderful keepsake!

The Peak of Chic said...

Absolutely charming. These are the personal touches that really make a house a home. You will treasure these always!

iloveupstate.com said...

Fun! The Fiance and I had our silhouettes done at some silly stand in DisneyWorld. Hmmm...I smell a weekend project...

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the pillows. Love the stories you tell. You always jump-start my day!

beachbungalow8 said...

you did that? SO impressive. and happy anniversary to you both!!!

Pigtown-Design said...

Happy Anniversary! I am sure you have your assets that attracted Mr. B! ;-)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I noticed and admired this in your earlier post. I don't sew, either. Luckily my husband had to learn how to suture in medical school - he's on his own with buttons! Maybe I could try this - thanks for the idea. And happy anniversary! Wedding picture?

Blushing hostess said...

Happy anniversary Mrs. B! I hope you have something wonderful planned!

karlene said...

Oh, I love that idea. Note to self..........Christmas gift.

katiedid said...

So great!
And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!
Watch out Eddie.;)

ally said...

Thank you! Now to find someone who sews and is willing to take this on, they are wonderful.
Happy Anniversary, have a big night out in Kansas City!

Visual Vamp said...

Happy 16!!!!
Mr. B married you for your good looks and brains and wit and sweet disposition!
Who needs to cook and sew ha ha!
You decorate!!!!
And have given birth to your beautiful boys!!!
Now Eddie Ross does alot, but he can't do that!
xo xo

linda said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sue said...

I noticed the pillow in your last post and thought it was terrific. I had a feeling you made it. I now know my weekend project...Thanks for the inspiration!! By the way Mr.Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse is one of my all time favorites. I love the "paint color" scene...How true is that...have a great weekend..Sue in Atlanta..

La Plates Blog said...

You're so creative. Happy Anniversary and weekend!

David said...

Happy anniversary Mrs. B!!!

Sorry to refer back to an earlier post but I just hit the flea market at Porte de Vanves in Paris this morning. I found a master butter, and two sort of hanging/coat racks, and the hooks were actual hoofs.

The racks were odd, but the knife was creepy and cool all at once. We didn't buy it, opting for old French ironstone instead, and I'm already regretting leaving it there. I'm with everyone else. Old taxidermy is fine.

Kwana said...

Wonderful! Happy Anniversary!

Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors said...

That is the cutest idea I've ever heard of! I can't remember which design magazine it was...but they featured a designer who had done a sillouette of her as a little girl on her ottoman in a pink, black and white room- it was really cute too!