I had so much fun making pillow covers with invisible zippers for the Swoon project, that I went a little crazy. Jo-Ann Fabrics was selling off their discontinued custom fabric samples at $1 each. They were pretty much the perfect size to cover one side of a 14″ pillow. I scavenged the pile for anything that worked with my decorating style. I had decided to make “a few” pillows for around the house and it turned into eleven pillows. Some were for decoration, and some were for cat defense. I was trying to convince our cat Beau (forever in our hearts) to lay somewhere besides our only non-leather couch. It didn’t work. This was the only real learning experience, and one that I should have known already – cats will do what cats will do. But I had fun making pillow covers!
When we moved to the coast we sold that couch with our house, as we would no longer have a formal living room. So most of the pillows are patiently waiting in a closet, until they once again have a purpose to serve.