Let's start with the theme, which is bohemian. Why? Because you don't need a lot of money to design a "bohemian" space. lol Obviously, I needed the usuals like a table and chair to work at, lots of different art on the studio walls, but I also wanted a little seating nook to hang out on when I took regenerating [tea] breaks (as I thought it would help me get better at taking said breaks). I want this nook to be a seating area that's low to the ground, colorful and covered in a variety of my handmade pillows - like a somewhat Moroccan/Middle Eastern/East Indian vibe.
Armed with these fabric scraps that will now become appliqués, I arranged the chosen ones on one of the deconstructed pillows. (see below pic) I deconstructed these recently-made pillows because I just wasn't crazy about them, so I turned them inside out and added my appliqués to them.
On the other deconstructed pillow, I added an appliqué of this little lady. She is a deconstructed plush doll that I made in 2007 and in 2015, she is now a pillow. :D
I love her! I love her hair, her necklace, her pretty pink + brown dress with the tassels hanging off the bottom and I absolutely love her high heeled Mary Janes! Also, I love drawing goofy characters like her!
I centered her on the pillow, pinned her in place and sewed her onto the pillow using both a zig-zag and a straight stitch.
Here's what the stitching looks like up close.
And, that my friends, is the long tale of my new, bohemian, studio pillows. Ha, ha! :)
Upcycled Appliqué Pillow Version #1
Upcycled Appliqué Pillow Version #2