Ever since I saw the Pinterest Challenge on http://www.younghouselove.com/ I was thinking of what project I wanted to do. I finally decided between two projects. I love the artsy chandelier (in the picture below taken from http://www.dreambookdesign.com/). I also loved this pillow from http://www.lacefielddesigns.com/.
Saturday afternoon I went out to get the supplies for these projects and I would decide which one to do when I got home. When I was out I was unable to find an old chandelier so the decision was made. I would be making the pillow. The big question is alway DIY or Buy? This 17"X17" pillow from lacefield designs is $150.00 - so I would say DIY is the better way to go. I went to Michaels and bought the following items.
I needed more thread so I bought black and tan. I also bought some fabric paint, a sponge brush, felt and canvas material. The pillow from lacefield designs looks like its a burlap but I could only find canvas at Michaels. I spent $19.00 compared to $150.00.
I drew out the target on the canvas and began painting it with the fabric paint.
I wanted to use felt on my pillow so I decided to make an applique felt heart while the paint dried.
I applied the heart to a circular piece of canvas material so that I could place it as the bullseye of the target.
Then I sewed it on.
I also created an applique arrow, fortune cookie and hand sewed a date onto the pillow.
Surprisingliy I like the pillow I made more than the one on lacefield designs!
It could partly be due to the fact that I added some personal touches to the pillow.
In highschool I hated gym. I never wanted to spend the rest of the day being hot and sweaty. Each semester that I was required to take gym I would take the easy way out and take the archery course and I actually enjoyed it. On December 18, 2008 Johnny invited me over to his house. At this point we had been dating 3 days short to a year. Outside he had a target set up with balloons pinned to it, and he said he wanted to target shoot with me. The only requirement was that I don't shoot the bullseye right away. I alway end up doing the opposite of what I am told and my first shot went straight for the bullseye and popped the balloon.
Once we were done we had a romantic candle-lit dinner inside (sushi & pad thai - my favorite meal ever)!
At the very end I always eat my fortune cookie. I cracked the cookie open, ate it and read the fortune which said .......... Will you marry me!?
And of course I said YES! Happily Ever After!
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