Spring is in the air at Pillows and Things!!
My story begins when I was a young girl learning to sew. My first memory of sewing is of my mom sitting down in the basement at her sewing machine, patiently teaching me to sew. I also remember sewing when I was a Girl Scout and in Home Economics class in High School. I think it was mostly clothing at that point.
As our family grew and we went from our first apartment to our first house to our current house, I always made pillows, curtains, cushions, place mats and tablecloths. Always mindful of current color trends and styles my house went from blues to reds to greens.
Fast forward – I recently retired from teaching and started working with a friend that started her own home décor business. I dusted off the old sewing machine and started making curtains, pillows and cushions for her clients. I also stared experimenting with canvas cloth and heat transfers. Now my machine is working every day making the fabulous pillows you see on this site.
Most of you who are passionate about sewing are familiar with how sewing grips you. You fall in love with the beautiful fabrics you see and can’t help but fantasize about the number of beautiful things you can make from them. You can’t wait to try new techniques and ideas. I love the challenge of seeing beautiful home accessories in magazines or online and trying to figure out how they are made.