stay at home mom

Nostalgia and Bolster Pillows

     I was driving the other day and this song came on that just takes you back to the old days. It is called Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie. It was on one the Chronicles of Narnia soundtracks and I just love the song it totally puts me in this amazing peaceful place. The exact reason I love music. It made me think of the good old days of Xanga and MySpace where you could put music on your profile pages. Don’t you miss it? I miss it! This song would be my background music for sure…

We have had our table and chairs for years, they have been brutally abused by a now 9 year old and missing her mouth. She apparently needs to learn how to eat again because those things were gross. haha. We decided it would be an easy fix to just recover them with fabric. They turned out super pretty and they will be scotch guarded. (we aren’t completely done yet… 2/6 chairs are done… lol)

We had some extra fabric left over that wouldn’t necessarily cover another chair. I also found some gray remnants left over from something we used a long time ago. I wasn’t sure what exactly I was going to sew until I put two pieces of gray on each side of the fabric we used on the chairs. Then it hit me, I could totally make one of those long cylindrical pillows. After googling and finding out that it is called a bolster pillow… I made one! I haven’t ever completed a project sewing but as discussed earlier in another blog post. I’m going to finish one project at a time, and I did. It isn’t perfect but I love it.

It even has a matching button on the ends. It’s stuffed with Polyfil and probably cost about 5 bucks total to make. 🙂 Can’t wait for more sewing projects. Sewing is such a wonderful skill to be able to teach your kids because people don’t know how to use them anymore. I found a chair and ottoman at Goodwill that needed a little color, so the bolster pillow has a new home.


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