And then I grab them like someone else is shadowing me just waiting to take my great find right out of my hands. This was definitely one of those pieces. Take a peek at these adorable reptiles. Who wouldn’t just laugh out loud?
The vest as a piece of clothing really isn’t my style but the pieced squares used to make the vest are really well done. I felt certain that I could deconstruct the piece and turn it into a pillow for someone else’s home. Really, what am I going to do with a Mexican reptile pillow? It doesn’t exactly fit my traditional décor. But I know someone down south with a lovely patio where a pillow like this would feel quite at home. Sold, for $1!
There was quite a bit of decorative stitching that had to be picked out along with the seams. I situated myself out on my deck with a drink nearby and got to work. I was proud of myself for taking my time and really thinking before I made any cuts. Maybe the sun and the cheerful fabric had a bit to do with that.
My patience sure paid off as I was able to reuse some of the red fabric to create the fourth edge and the lining as the back of the pillow. It was a pretty easy job to sew the back and front of the pillow together. It all worked out so nicely. I just love it when that happens. Isn’t it a festive little piece?