Thursday, July 7, 2011

Post Bag Pillows

On the hunt for special materials I came across this yummy 
striped heavy cotton and one with post-stamps, put the two together and voila...
Postbag cushions!

 I liked it so much and wanted more... so the next day I went back to the store 
only to find out, a few hours ago a lady bought the whole lot.
I never learn!

I did buy the remaining 7 yards of this world-map material.
It has a lot of pink in it...

So I made bolsters, a lot of them...
pillows and cushions.

I love the stamps...
Stop whining!!

This is my favorite pillow 80cm.x 38cm.
I squeezed all the stuffing of a pillow to one side and 
stitched it in the length so it became long, narrow 
and super stuffed.


What else could I make with this yummy material...
Bags! of course, just the way I like it, a long strap so I can wear it across my shoulder.

This was the first one and I lined it with heavy padded material.
 I added a bit of lace on the sides,
but it is too heavy and stiff.

Lastly, I always misplace my glasses and mobile phone, 
not anymore!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Today I am joining in with Gina at Transformation Thursday


  1. I have always loved maps...even when they weren't "in"...and globes...your fabric and pillows are great! I have my grandfather's vintage stamp collection...I may get that out! thanks for prompting ideas!

  2. OMG! The pillows are gorgeous! I love the fabric! Where did you find it? I really hope theres a store near me that carries it.

  3. Those are fantastic! I'm gonna have to visit the fabric store more often to see if I can find something like that, would love some of those pillows in my library chairs.
    XXX Ido

  4. Gosh, it isn't fair, Your pillows are wonderful the fabric is so much fun. I can imagine a great chair covered in the fabric. I love your bag, you are just so clever. Now I am jealous, I haven't any fabric.
    Thanks for sharing,

  5. Wow what great fabric. It's amazing the fabric from around the world...I have never seen anything like that here!


  6. Shopping bags
    What am I say this yummy material...Bags! of course, just the way I like it.

  7. You are so talented...your creations are just wonderful! So happy I popped in!

  8. Popped over from Feathered Nest Fri. Your pillows are to die for. I love postage themed fabric, paper, anything you name it. The bag turned out so cute also. Can't wait to see what you do with the map fabric. Two years ago My youngest daughter got married. I told her I would make her a quilt. The first fabric she picked was a cream/tan map design. We added other browns and blues and it turned out really cute.

  9. I love these pillows! I am also your newest follower. Would love for you to follow me too!

  10. Where can I find that fabric? Who makes it? I MUST have some.....

  11. loving it... loving it... loving it!!!!
    How about you make a quilt for your grandchildren?? they will definitely become true globe-trotters with a bed like that!
    kiss kiss

  12. These pillows are DIVINE! you scored big time! I am in fabric love!!! Will you please share the name of the manufacturer? This is exactly what I need for my son's bedroom. :)

  13. Thank you ladies for all your sweet comments.
    Please check out my next post for the details of this material.