Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sprockets are fun

Turns out my kids really love sprocket pillows.  They can be rolled down the hall.…jumped on…thrown down the stairs…the list goes on and on.   So I had to make them their own…before mine were literally beat to pieces.   I started with this cute stack of fabric Ben picked out (with some mommy editing):

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Aren’t those robots cute?  I did a trade with Ariel (it’s her own design) for it…and I’m pretty positive  got the better end of the deal.   After a quick sew and letting Ben do the stuffing…he ended up with a cute pillow he can play with.

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So now his room has a robot pillow, pirate sheets, elephant curtains, a superman poster, animal alphabet flashcards and a batman cave in it.  His poor room has an identity crisis.

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He loves his pillow.  I’m not sure the pillow loves him back though….we’ll give it a week and see if it still has the stuffing.

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And ‘cause you asked…I called them sprocket pillows because my husband was assembling a bike while I was assembling these pillows.  Bike sprockets...round pillows...get it?  

Yeah me neither….just smile and nod.

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40 comments:

Rachel said...

SO cute! I wish I had a robot pillow in my room! That would be totally appropriate for a grown woman, right? . . .

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Kim said...

What fun! I think my kids would love those too! I totally get the bike sprocket/pillow connection ;o)

Impera_Magna said...

That is a gorgeous pillow... and I totally get why you call it a sprocket pillow!

Jeni said...

What a cool mom you are. I think my kids would like those too. Thanks for sharing the kid version!

Ruth said...

Oh I love these too. That robot fabric is great!

Wendy said...

Totally love your sprocket pillows and thought the name was quite fitting!! And I love that your little boy's room is a mix of all the things he loves.

Kris said...

I have got my fabric. Got my button cover kit. Got my templates printed out, and traced onto cardstock. I am ready to SPROCKET!!!

Libby said...

How in the world did I miss this tutorial??? What a wonderful pillow!! I have made my daughter a quilt for each year that she has gone to college (2) and I think she will need a matching Sprocket pillow for this Fall's quilt!
Thank you SO much for sharing!

Esch House Quilts said...

So great that your son has such variety in his room - I bet he loves it all! Especially the pillow :)

Laura said...

The last picture of Ben squeezing the daylights out of his pillow is heart-warming. I do love this pillow!

Peggy said...

The pillow is completely awesome and the fact that your son loves it so much is even better! btw, I so get the whole sprocket things! And your son's room... it represents the diversity of childhood which makes it even more special. I love a child's room which really represents who THEY are not a cookie cutter ideal. Since he is special his room deserves to be special too! He is privileged to have a momma who lets him be who he is!!! (This coming from the mom who allowed her teenage son to have a room painted parrot green, chocolate brown, cream, and chrome! it makes me shutter at times... but he LOVES it!)

Michelle said...

Cute, cute, cute...love it.

Live a Colorful Life said...

My grandkids will LOVE to have sprocket pillows. And the name is too cool-- and fun to say!

Sandra said...

How fun! I'm lovin the bright colors and the whole "sproket" concept!

CityHouseStudio said...

I LOVE this pillow -- and am so glad that you shared the tutorial.
I've already made 2! I wrote about it here: http://cityhousestudio.blogspot.com/2011/04/lexis-room.html
Michelle

Jo said...

Ooh, I'm loving the kid version! My toddler would love one.

toots2u said...

love the fabric combo!!!!... perfect for a boy and i love the robot fabric!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I made one and gave it to my daughter. The one you made for your son is ADORABLE!! I have plans to make more.

Brenda said...

Your sons big squishy sprocket pillow looks fantastic in the room with an identity crisis!

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Maria said...

Never thought to make the kids their own sprocket pillow they love mine to bits I just can't explain that mine is purely for decoration. (http://veryspecialcreations.blogspot.com/)looks like I will be making a few more of these...love your version of the kids pillow.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Love it! I also think your sons room is VERY cute the way it is! I like the mismatch, and the great part is that if he goes out of one thing, you don't have to re decorate his room!!

I have really wanted to make this pillow and so I will have to ask my boys if they want one and if they do...make it for them. Although they are pretty much into their pillow pets.

shez said...

what a great idea,love the colours and fabric,Ben did a good job of choosing the fabric,well done love it,might do some for home

Jamie said...

my son has those same pirate sheets!!

Kari said...

I believe the term is eclectic. I like it.

heather said...

Ha! I made one of these for my couch in my "formal" living room and go figure .... kid magnet! I guess I will have to also make the kids each one of their own before mine is ripped to shreds lol.

Inspired Gal {Crafts} said...

These pillows are darling! Love the fabrics you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Charlene
{theinspiredretreat.blogspot.com}

Melinda said...

Seriously adorable! Your son has a heck of an eye already! Even with the mommy editing, I'm impressed!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Your fabric is really cute and the pillow is too! Darling bedroom decor. The little monster next to the pillow is soooo cute. He's a lucky little guy to have such a great mommy!

Hugs
Julie

Jenny said...

Really cute pillows. Bet if you boys love them, my little guy would as well.

Melissa said...

I love your sproket pillows! The day I saw them I knew I wanted to make one for my son's room...I love the fabrics you chose!

Why Not Sew? said...

The pillows are great!

Brita said...

Truly cute as can be! Love that the fabric can make them fun and funky, or totally glam.

Kate said...

This is adorable! Love love love the robot fabric!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I really enjoyed the story! I still have these on my "to make" list and can imagine they are going to be great! Oh and interesting about the name too! Neat!

Wendy P said...

That sounds like my grandson's room. Very eclectic. But it is all the things he loves, so he's happy!

Very cute pillow.

mamaneedstowashherhair.com said...

smiling and nodding over here! love the fact that your little guy's room has an identity crisis, find that very endearing...reflects how they truly grow at lightning speed :)

tusen said...

I love the sprocket pillows, they look such fun. Great choice of fabric, too. The little robots are such a nice touch.

Ada said...

That's adorable! I totally cuddle the stuffing out of it too!!

Taller de lino /linen artisan said...

Thanks so much for your inspiration ,I'm following you time ago, your work is great and I would like to say thanks for that tutorial in particular I just mention you here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166735063/pillow-rounded-and-quilted-round-quilted?ref=shop_home_active

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