DIY word throw pillows and Linky Party

Dear Chicago House,

Look I have just made these.

ugly sofa pillow

because…. I have a confession…

You have a really really ugly sofa in your basement.

The other day when I revealed your wet bar corner one of the photos showed just a wee corner of it. That was about all I wanted to show.

The sofa is old, a bit saggy and has lived in three countries (how many sofas have endured a cargo ride across the English Channel, the Atlantic and lived to tell the tale?) The thing is that it Mr Chicago House loves to snooze on it, he says its the most comfortable catnap spot in the house. He is not ready to part with it.

So it is banished to the basement.

I have considered making it a slip cover but I think that would be like putting a bow tie on a pig.

To make the pillows messages I used iron on light fabric transfers and whipped up my messages in Abode Illustrator. The transfer sheets worked well on my old faithful inkjet printer but you have to make sure the design is mirrored when you print it

I ironed the designs onto simple throw pillow cases made from curtain lining I removed from all the disgusting drapes originally in the house.

They make the sofa a little better don’t you think?

So anyone else been up to a fun DIY project this week. Add your projects to my linky party!

Love from

Creative in Chicago


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17 thoughts on “DIY word throw pillows and Linky Party

  1. Your pillow made me giggle. Very cute! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my Home and Family Friday linky party!


  2. Really funny. The bright colors help perk it up some, but the pillow says it all 😉

    Thanks for joining my Bunny Hop.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  3. Too funny! I think many of us have one of those monsters in the basement and your pillows ad a little whimsy to the ugly. Would that be whugly? Or ugmsy? Hehe. Visiting from The Cottage Market Pillowpalooza.

  4. Love the pillows….they made me smile 🙂 Adorable and a little bossy… favorite combination 🙂

    Thanks for linking to the Pillowpalooza party!


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