some of the pillows i've been designing and making, a combination of machine and hand-stitched. different sizes and shapes than you might find in the shops. some with ribbon applique for stripes, some made from my favorite french espadrille fabrics at les toiles du soleil, some in soft but plain fabrics with contrast stitching. next up navy stripes. i don't really sew, but i try not to let that get in my way. great sewing sites like angry chicken (amy karol's video tutorials are hilariously brilliant, that talking popsicle stick gets me every time)and how-to books from marvelous folks like lotta jansdotter, give me the inspiration and encouragement to go ahead and give it a try even though it is new to me.