In the south we have a saying that we use when don’t really know what to say.
When we are loss for words with a situation that almost needs no comment.
….but yet…..a comment is required.
So when faced with a commentless situation where it’s necessary to say something…..we here in the south will simply drawl….”Bless her heart.”
Bless her heart.
It’s the perfect saying, really. You can say so much with just that one little phrase.
Bless her heart.
I’ve said it when I saw someone at Wal-mart buying 17 dozen boxes of peeps at the after-Easter clearance sale.
I’ve said it when I went to a yard sale after driving for 8 miles only to find a broken down washer and dryer, a stack of mis-matched dishes and a Hooter’s t-shirt.
I’ve said it to velvet Elvis paintings and plastic flowers planted in the ground and t-shirts that say “I’m with stupid” and even an occasional droopy hydrangea or two.
But I’ve never said it to a pillow before.
Until I wrote this tutorial.
The Bless It’s Heart Number 7 Pillow Tutorial
(if you are looking for a good step-by-step tutorial, please refer to yesterday’s post and not this one)
Step 1: I cut this 7 out of card stock to make a pattern.
The font I used is Arial Bold.
Trace around the 7 on the drop cloth.
Step 2: Cut the 7 out of drop cloth fabric.
Hint: I reversed the seven when I traced, so the pencil lines would not show.
Step 3: Cut two squares out of drop cloth material….approximately 18 x 18.
Pin your cut-out 7 to the drop cloth.
Step 4: Stitch around the edge of the seven with red thread for contrast.
Repeat this step several times (trying to stay on the same line).
Put two squares together with the 7 facing the inside and stitch around the edges with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 6 inch opening to put the stuffing in.
Step 5: Turn inside out, poke corners out and stuff. Sew opening closed.
Bless that little pillow’s heart.
Bless its heart. It’s trying to hang with the other cool pillows. It’s trying to look all Pottery Barn and almost making it. It’s closing its eyes and hoping and praying no one will notice its oddly sewn red lines and frayed edges. It’s trying to act like it’s all that and claim the front and center spot on the playroom chair.
When really…..it’s just one step away from the peeps Easter clearance section at Wal-mart 🙂
Join me and these incredible bloggers:
for our “PillowPalooza Party”
1. Any easy project qualifies.
2. No linky parties, please.
3. I also think the world will be a much better place with a few “PillowPalooza” shout-outs, so I am going to be posting your projects on facebook and twitter and pinterest. I want the world to see just how talented you are 🙂