Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Round and pink…

As in a pink fuzzy Sprocket Pillow.  

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This one is trimmed with pink chenille, up-cycled from my Mom’s old robe.  I love the vintage look it gives it.   This one is staying at my Mom’s house…it’s way too pink for mine.

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I love the feel of chenille that is older and well used…it’s softer and better quality than anything I’ve ever found on a bolt.    So next time your at your thrift store and you see a nice chenille robe you might just want to pick it up.  Just make sure its pink (like a sweet old lady who never wore it) or white (bleachable).  

Cause you never know who’s naked-ness was in that robe.  :)

29 comments:

Stacey said...

Beautiful....great idea...my 11 year old daughter was wandering around in herr 5 yr old chenille robe it only just covers everything....so it might be time for repurposing!!! Besides unknown naked bodies would be an issue for me ;)

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

EEWwwww............ 'nakedness'!!! LOL

Love the pillow!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Hugs ~~ Suz
inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Lucy said...

So cute! My nan just showed me very similar cushions, same pattern but crocheted - one that she had made and one that my great-nan had made. Very special. I love the retro feel :)

Gayle said...

What a great idea. I just love sprocket pillows.
Pretty in Pink !!!!

kristastitched said...

nakedness. nice. cute pillow!

Mary said...

I love that pillow, your mom is very lucky to (get her robe back) have that pillow :) Love all the colors you put together and will definitely be on the lookout for some poor naked lady's cast off robe :O

Megan said...

I love sprocket pillows. Making one is on my to-do list. Your's is very pretty in pink. Love the chenille bathrobe recycle.

randi said...

so cute! i love it's sweet pinkness!

evelyn said...

Cute pillow. I love to repurpose. Maybe I could use some of my nice fleece tops ( that no longer fit :( ) Great idea.

Heleen Groot said...

This one looks great! I might have to make another one.... I've made the pillow five times already with scraps (and with huge praise from the receivers). Very useful! Thanks!

Jennifer M said...

I think it is way too pink for your mom. Tell her she can send it right on over to me for Audrey's bedroom. She really super majorly needs it on her new white comforter. :)

bethanndodd said...

You made me giggle :) The pillow is very pretty, no doubt your mother will enjoy it. Smiles~Beth

MamaLiza said...

Your final comment made me laugh out loud. :-D love the pillow!

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!
-Amanda-

a little bit biased said...

Oh my gosh. When I first read that I thought you said, naked-a _ _. I was a little bit taken aback and had to read it again! Ha! Glad you said naked-ness.

Have a good day!
Amber

Angela {fussycut} said...

Lol big time at Amber's comment! And how haven't I made this pillow yet? I think it is so cute. Definitely going on the list as Christmas gifts for the cousins. :)

Michelle said...

lol! Sew cute, I am going to have to try your tutorail for that. Thanks for sharing.

Theophanie said...

You are so funny! Lol. I bet your Mom loves her beautiful new pillow!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Love the pink Allison! Now I wished I had kept my old mint green one! Oh great - something else to be on the lookout for at the thrift stores besides vintage sheets! Jenn

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I absolutely love that ... the fabrics together are beautiful.

Rhadonda said...

Pure genius to reuse like that. Nice!

Sherri said...

I have to make one of your Sprocket pillows one of these days! I just made a quilt the other day from your Sugar Dish pattern...adapted it to a crib-sized quilt and loved it...so much fun to make...and so fast going together!

jmday said...

Hahahaha! Nakedness? Or nekkidness? Cuz you know the diff, right? Naked is nude, but nekkid is nude and fixin' ta do somethin' dirty.

ZULNOE said...

Que bonito almohadón, todo lo que haces está espectacular!!!!

two hippos said...

I absolutely love this cushion!

Jeannette said...

so sweet!!

Julie said...

very cute! it is funny, because just day before yesterday i made my mom two sprocket pillows from your pattern. she saw one i made when you first posted it and couldn't stop talking about how cute those would be on her couch... so, of course, i made her some. just need to be stuffed and mailed.

Sachiko said...

This is so cute! It is too pink for my house too, but not for Rachel's room. I want to make this one soon! :)

Sharon said...

That is so cute! That pink material from your mom's robe looks very familiar to me. LOL! I have an old pink robe that my daughter has been wanting me to get rid of. She even bought me a plush, white robe last Christmas. Shhh...don't tell her that I still wear the pink one mostly.
;-)

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