Hi everyone! I’m Ginger from Gingerly Made and I am so excited to be joining the Just Us Four team as a contributor. I’ll be bringing you some simple and easy to do home decor projects that I hope you love as much as I do.
I have been really inspired by the New Year. I haven’t actually made any concrete resolutions, but have a “big picture” in my mind. I want to be healthier, I want to be more present when I’m with my family, more organized, etc. All those things that we resolve to do EVERY year. To stay on track I thought I could use a reminder. Something that I saw daily and helped me to maintain my resolve.
Then I stumbled on this quote on Pinterest that was perfect!! Whatever your resolutions are this year, this quote will remind you that talk is cheap and you need to put some action to those words.
To begin making my resolutions reminder pillow, I found some ivory linen fabric in my stash. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I wanted such a plain fabric, but the more I thought about it I realized that I wanted the focus to be on the message. I wanted to keep this one simple, so a plain and simple fabric was actually the right call. It does have a bit a of a nubby texture, so it’s not all plain.
I copied the quote in PicMonkey and added a little interest with font choice. Again, I wanted to keep the focus on the message in the words, so I kept it pretty basic with a type font. It’s easy to read and still visually interesting.
Then I slipped the quote under the linen fabric and used a paint pen to trace. I kept having these debates about fancying this pillow up. Should I go with black ink or gold? But I kept with the plan and picked black.
You can see I got a little heavy handed in the beginning and the paint bled into the fabric some around the “T”.
Once the paint was dry, I sewed it up and voila. I now a daily reminder to DO the things that will change my life and not just talk about it. And the great thing is this isn’t “seasonal” decor. You can leave this pillow on your couch or bed year round.
What are your New Year’s resolutions and how are you going to stay resolved through out the year?