...vintage circus pillow...

Yay! I made it through to round 3 of the One Month To Win It challenge! Thank you so so much to everyone who voted!

This past week's theme was "Animal" - here was my project...

I adore the look of anything vintage...furniture, glassware, clothing, anything...so as soon as I learned of this week's theme, I knew what I wanted to do.

Vintage circus posters have always been something I've loved..the colors are amazing and the artwork is out of this world. I thought it would be super-cool to incorporate some of this iconic artwork into one of my projects...this little throw pillow.



I found some images that I loved online, printed them out on some linen & attached the printed fabric to some vintage pillow ticking I got at an estate sale. ($2.00 for 12 yards! Oh. yes.)

Next, I cut a little triangle out of a vintage bedsheet and created a flag for my little dancing bear to be waving during the circus parade...a couple of stitches on my sewing machine to outline the flag & create a handle for Francisco to hold (yes, I named that little bear) and done! ...and, oh my gosh...every time I look at that little guy I just want to giggle...



Some white pom-pom trim on the sides of my little pillow completed the "Under The Big Top" look I was imagining...


I had a blast creating this...

And I love love love it...it's got it's own special little place on a chair in my dining room & I see it every time I walk into the kitchen...love...

Again, thank you so much for voting! Please don't forget to vote again next week at the OMTWI blog!

Here's where I'm linking up...come visit these amazing sites!


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45 comments

  1. soooo cute!!! how do you print on linen? love it.

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  2. This is the cutest pillow!!! LOVE IT! I have been thinking that I would like to try to print on fabric and was afraid it would not print out very well but this looks great! Lovin your blog!

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  3. I had no idea you could print on linen. Fabulous as always Maggie!

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  4. francisco! love it! this is adorable!! way to make it another round! :)

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  5. Maggie, you are amazing. I am squealing ( literally) with delight. I do have a quick question though, how do you tranfer and printed image on fabric?

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  6. That is so fun. I just re-read Water for Elephants, which makes me love this even more.

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  7. you did a beautiful job on this it was one of my favorites.

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  8. I thought that one might be you :-) So cute! I love it, and the little pom poms around the edge are perfect.

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  9. Love it Love it Love it! I was crazy hoping this was yours because I voted for it! I am just in love with everything about it. The vintage feel. The deals on fabric. The total look. Am I the only one that doesn't know how to print on fabric? I do the transfer thing...but I am not brave enough to print on fabric...unless you have an amazing way?? CONGRATS I am so excited to see what is next!

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  10. So cute!! Congrats on making it through! :) Loved your entry!!

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  11. Love this pillow!! The vintage circus look is absolutely fabulous! Great job :)

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  12. LOVE! I also want to know how you printed on linen?

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  13. Oh yay! This is the one I voted for ... I just love it. Perfect vintage cuteness.

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  14. I totally had you pegged for this project!!!! Darling. I LOVE the ticking!

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  15. This was so cute....I loved it when I first saw it and thought it was yours. Love your style! Lisa~

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  16. I just knew you had made this pillow so of course I voted for you!!! WTG!!

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  17. This pillow reminds me of the artwork in one of my son's books. The pillow is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This pillow is beautiful! Perfect details and the little bear steals the show. I had no idea you could print on fabric - pretty cool! Stopped by from "Think Pink Sunday". AJ

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  19. Sooooo cute Maggie!! I love the little pom poms on the side. They are just perfect!!

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  20. I LOVE this pillow!!! I'm all about vintage circus stuff with my love for "Water for Elephants" thanks for sharing this super cool piece!

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  21. This pillow is gorgeous! I love the cute little circus theme!

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  22. Love love LOVE it!! I don't know how to print on linen either! Tutorial!! This pillow is absolutely adorable! LOVE IT!

    I voted for you!

    Lou Cinda

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  23. Well, now I don't feel so bad about all the parties I linked up to this week.
    Great pillow. I love that you chose an image and created it. Fun image.
    Congratulations on advancing to another round and best of luck for the rest of the month.

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  24. I think I'm in love! I love the circus!

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  25. Oh my goodness! So, so cute!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

    Heather

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  26. LOVE this pillow, it's fabulous! :)

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  27. I love your pillow!! It's beautiful!

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  28. LOVE this pillow! Can you send me the links for the images you used? Pretty please:-)

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  29. Can you share your image source? PLEASE? Love this pillow so much!

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  30. Love love love this! I wanna do this same pillow! Where did you fin that print? Now I am going to search fot it. Great blog just found you and am getting excited about sewing this pillow.

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  31. Your pillow is just the cutest thing! Love your combination of graphic picture, stripes, and pom poms!

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