So, basically all I listen to on Pandora is my Jack Johnson station. Ask anyone, I’m sure it gets annoying after a while, I’m just a lil’ bit obsessed with the guy ;). Well, Bob Marley comes on a lot, and lately Three Little Birds has been playing. I. Love. That. Song. The lyrics, the song, the music, everything. I am a firm believer in the motto Everything Happens For a Reason. I don’t just say it…I completely believe that it’s true. It’s what keeps me strong at times of doubt and struggles throughout life. So I was listening to the song the other day, and thought to myself I need those lyrics somewhere, but where? On what? I thought an art print, but I have absolutely NO ROOM for anything else in my house (I’ll have a post on that sometime soon, I’m a tad obsessed with having pictures all over my house). So, today was craft Monday with my friend Tracy, and it came to me. A pillow! How cute! I don’t NEED any more pillows either, but it looks darn cute on my bed!
So I used some of the extra sheet that I had from making my bathing suit cover up, and using the same method as my Like a Rolling Stone shirt post, I traced the words from my computer. “That’s going to be fun to cut out”…is what I said while taking this picture.
I painted it (dabbing it lighter than usual to get a washed look), and peeled. I wanted to keep the stencil, as it took a REALLY long time to make, so I had to be very careful. I used my Xacto knife to peel off certain problem spots to prevent ripping, and an extra hand (thank you Tracy!)
I saw on another blog to iron it once it’s somewhat dry(with a piece of fabric over it) so I did that. I don’t know what it does, sets it? Dries it? I dunno, but either way, I did it. Then I took the other side of what will be my pillow, and pinned it together (right sides together!)
I stuffed it, using a pillow that I didn’t care too much for (came with the couch). Then, I folded and pinned the section on the bottom (where I stuffed the pillow in), and sewed it closed (wasn’t about to do that by hand after all the cutting for the stencil!).