Sewing an attitude change

With all the beautiful home magazines and blogs out there, it’s so easy to fall into the comparison game. My house isn’t big enough, it’s not the right color, my couch isn’t the right color, blah blah blah. I do it. You probably do too.
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It’s even harder when you aren’t living in your dream home. We’ve been in our house years longer than we expected to be, and some days it’s really hard to focus on what I love about it, instead of what I wish were different.

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But a house is just a house. All of my babies were brought home to this house. I’ve watched them take their first steps, speak their first words, and grow and change everyday. This house full of memories and stories, and sometimes those are physically reflected in the floors or the walls! As the Nester says, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

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When I feel myself getting into a funk about my house, sometimes a simple change is all I need to get a new perspective. New pillows are my go-to attitude changer.

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I’ve been hoarding this Anna Maria Horner print for awhile, and these pillows make me happy every time I look at them. I tucked away the summer pillows, and these feel so perfect for fall.

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I used this method for making the pillows and backed them with a dark blue sweatshirt fleece (cozy + kid friendly). In just 15 minutes, I felt a little lift in my spirits.

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I know that pillows won’t change the world, but I do think they can change your attitude!

Happy sewing, friends!

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2 comments

  1. Your pillows are awesome and they really look good in your photos with your furniture – really brightens up the look. I checked out your summer pillows too and they were gorgeous as well – I can’t wait for your winter ones to come out!!! Ha ha – great job – it is hard living in a less than ideal place but you are doing what you can to make it look and feel great. ((hugs))
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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