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06 October, 2012

Linen and Burlap...Vintage French Pumpkin Pillow

 You know I couldn't let fall go by without an autumn-themed pillow…and here it is! I love the vintage look of the graphic and the rustic combination of the muted green burlap and natural linen
…perfect contrast of colors and textures!

La Citrouille transfer At the heart of it all…this fabulous graphic that I found here at Vintage Printables…a wonderful source for vintage graphics! I added the French title (I can’t seem to resist doing that) and flipped it for you for use as an iron-on transfer.

Pumpkin Graphic I simply printed it on iron-on transfer paper and applied it to a scrap of linen. Next I raveled the edges and stitched it to the front of my burlap pillow cover. To save money, I made the back of Osnaberg…an inexpensive linen look-alike. I used an envelope-style closure (tutorial here) to allow me to reuse the down pillow form…under $3.00 from Goodwill. And…even better…I just take the cover off and put it away when the seasons change! Good deal because I was developing a huge pillow storage problem before I started making envelope closures! lol 

Ozzie CEO Our CEO Ozzie seems to approve and gives a nod to the corners as especially nice! :-)

Pumpkin Pillow And here it is! It cost absolutely nothing since I already had everything in my stash and I can use it all the way to Thanksgiving! Woo hoo! And next year I can even pull it out at the beginning of September to use! A seasonal pillow that I can use for three months…now that’s my kind of project!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!  
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party  
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday  
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday  
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday  
The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday  
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday  
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesday 
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays  
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall  
Thrifty Decor Chick for the Easy Fall Decor Party   
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday 
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursday  
Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursday  
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday  
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday  
2805 for Potpourri Friday  
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday  
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday  
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday  
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Friday  
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special 
 The Everyday Home for the "Better Late than Never" Fall Party  

See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. I LOVE IT Debbie!! That last pic is so pretty!

  2. This is gorgeous and the timing is perfect! I was drooling over some napkins at Williams-Sonoma at $9.99 each and deciding if I wanted to buy two and make pillows!! I didn't (too cheap) and this graphic is SO similar! Thank you for your generosity! Your style and eye for design are impeccable.....there is rarely ANYTHING I don't love here!

  3. LOVE this and thanx for sharing the image Debra! I need to make some fall pillows for around the house.Hope your weekend is going well.

  4. I think this is my favorite of all your creations, Debbie! It's so sweet and a little rustic, too! Love it!

    I haven't seen too much of CEO, does he take off golfing a lot? ;-D


  5. Beautiful image, Debbie! I love how you add the text to go with the images. This as such a great rustic, Fall look to it.

  6. Debbie this graphics transfer stuff was all new to me before blogging. I am going to buy a new sewing machine so I can make some pillows. You have inspired me.

  7. Your pillow is just lovely. Love the bright orange on the transfer. Beautiful job!

  8. Debbie, your pillow is so pretty. The colors of the graphic are wonderful! You really did a great job!

  9. Hi Debbie,
    You are inspiring me to create something pretty. I just love this sweet pillow.

    Kitty seems to love it too.


  10. I like the rustic look for fall. Nice job.

  11. Debbie, another great project. I love the burlap and linen together, and the images is gorgeous.
    Happy Fall.........Sarah

  12. Time for you to change your name to "Confessions of a Pillow Addict".....your talent for pillow making amazes me....

  13. Υοu have a real love for pumkins!I love all your pumkin-creations!Filakia!

  14. Deb love the picture of Ozzie scratching himself on your pillow. Another clever idea from our master DIYer!!! I sent you a couple of pins that had your name written all over it from pinterest with the @ application. Happy Sunday dear friend,
    xo kathysue

  15. Beautiful pillow, Debbie. All your fall projects have been wonderful. Thanks for the graphic. I saved it for future reference.

  16. Kitties always seem to love the corners, don't they? I love the pillow!! Thanks for the flipped image!! I just might make this!! =) Deanna

  17. You, my dear, are a veritable font of talent, and I am proud to call you my friend!

    And I am slaughtering the King's English, let alone French, all over the internet as I have absconded w/ Mr. M's IPAD/IPOD? and can't see the print. It's miniscule. Anyhow, I have it for the day, but then I have to go work. BOO!

    Ozzie is such a great helper, Debbie. You need to train him to sew next. I wonder if it's ever been done... a cat who sews? That would be a cute children's book. I'll have to ponder that.



  18. It's the perfect fall pillow! Of course nothing could hold a candle to that lovely and handsome staff of yours :) Thank you for the printable! xo, Andrea

  19. What a great pillow! Thanks for sharing the transfer!!!!

  20. Love this pillow and graphic!!! Thank you for sharing, so kind of you...hugs...cleo

  21. Love your pillow! It's funny, but I just put a bunch of pillows out for a garage sale we are having....vowing that I am pretty much done with pillows, then I see yours and think, ah, just one more.....
    Love it.
    Thanks for inspiration.

  22. I love it! It's perfect.....


  23. So pretty, Debbie, and I love the pic with the cat....Christine

  24. I adore what you did with that fabulous graphic! Adorable on that burlap. I have tried several printers and am very unhappy with them. Can you tell me which one you have? It does a fabulous job....thanks.

  25. Nice design, Debbie. Love the tattered edges.

  26. I want to make an envelope pillow, so I will check out your tutorial. I love this pillow--the pumpkin graphic is great. I really like decor that can be used for a long time--the pumpkin works all fall long--neat!

  27. ps--Loved seeing beautiful Ozzie--what a coat!

  28. Another gorgeous project Debbie! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity with us at Inspiration Friday each week! :-)

  29. LoveLove the pillow. want to try making one soon.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie