Pillows for the Porch

Sometimes pretty fabric can brighten up the dullest of days.

It is raining, pouring, and foggy here in southern Ontario. Looks like it won't let up for a few days at least. Since we won't be getting any yard work done, and I'm not up to doing too much yet, I thought I would add a bit of colour to our porch by spending half an hour at the sewing machine and stitching two new envelope back pillow slips for the porch chairs.

I picked up a yard of this fabric for about $4 last summer in the mix intended for the backyard pillows. I re-used last years pillow inserts as they give just enough back support without taking up too much seat space. No beautiful annuals or accessories yet, as it is still too early here, but I am looking forward to fussing with our outdoor areas as the weather warms up.

Not the $60-160 price tag like in the lastest issue of Country Living, but at just under $2 each, I'll keep them! What are you up to this weekend?

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  1. I really like the fabric for the pillows! Your porch looks sunny and delightful even though, like me, you are stuck with cold,dreary,rainy weather! I wonder if Spring will ever return. Come visit soon. Hugs Anne

  2. Love your pillows. They look fantastic. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love them, such pretty material, love paisley! That is fun to do and it does brighten things up, now, if I can just keep my dog off of mine! ;D

  4. Hi Elizabeth,

    Love that paisley fabric, so nice and fresh!

    All the Best,

  5. soooo pretty!!! it's ugly and rainy here today too.

  6. love them my grandmother always kept pillows on her porch they were very comforting come visit me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  7. Hi Elizabeth, love your new pillows, so bright and cheerful. I'm always sewing new pillows for all over my home. And about that weather, it's raining here in NJ today and isn't supposed to stop until next Saturday. I'm really itching to use my newly decorated porch...hopefully we will get beautiful weather real soon. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    Marianne :)

  8. Very pretty fabric. I wish I liked to sew.

  9. Love the light hearted colors in your paisley print pillows, and what a savings on the CL ones!

    Glad you felt up to a little spiffing.


  10. I love your pretty pillows- such lovely colors and charm on your porch! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  11. I agree. A pretty fabric brightens things up & I love the colors & paisley you've chosen. Thanks for linking, Elizabeth!


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