Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ballard Inspired Pillows

My son's teacher is getting married.  The room moms' have organized a bridal shower for her.  This gave me the perfect excuse to make my own version of these pillows from Ballard's:

Mr & Mrs Burlap Pillow with Insert
I like the idea of it saying Mr. and Mrs. but just don't think burlap pillows would be all that comfortable.  So digging I went into my material stash.  I dug out some natural colored denim (much softer than burlap).  After cutting it for my pillow dimensions, I next had to consider my template for the Mr. and Mrs.  Although I like the Ballard's pillow, I am a sucker for a more script font.  After selecting a script I liked, I cut out a template with my cricut on freezer paper.  You know the rest, iron it on, paint, and sew.  I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.  I'm hoping his teacher will like it just as well.




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12 comments:

  1. I am a newlywed myself and would love to have a gift like this! Great idea and beautiful pillows!

    Carrie from http://carriewimbish.blogspot.com/

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    1. i also need to know that ! im getting a tattoo with the ' M ' on the last picture.

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  3. i need to know the name of the font. Im getting a tattoo with this font. Please

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  4. I love this! i also have a cricut but can't seem to find a nice script font....which did you use?? thanks!!
    Angie

    amafox1@yahoo.com

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  5. Seems we all want to know what cartridge was used for the font. Has anyone received an answer?

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    1. This wasn't actually a cartridge. I used a program called Sure Cuts Alot 2 with my cricut. The program allows you to use a font on your computer and cut it on your cricut. I do not believe this software is available. Sorry. I cannot remember what font I used but there are some great fonts on dafont.com

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  6. Awesome! Never heard of it, but at least I know there may be similar options out there. The one you used was definitely gorgeous! Thanks so much.

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  7. Awesome! Never heard of it, but at least I know there may be similar options out there. The one you used was definitely gorgeous! Thanks so much.

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  8. try IL script font, look similar...

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