Today I decided to finally make a decorative pillow for Brenden and I's bed. I have been looking in stores for the perfect pillow and have never found one that matched what I wanted (though I don't think I even knew what I was looking for). Months ago, I bought a brown tablecloth in the sale section at Target and when I put it on my table it was hilariously long on all sides. I didn't return the tablecloth because I was certain that it would make wonderful pillows and now I can say that it's at least made one unique pillow! First, I cut the tablecloth fabric to the size of pillow I wanted - more of a rectangle shape - and it was a bit too big at first. After scaling down the fabric, I cut out the flower petals from felt (I always have felt on hand in many different colors and as a result have made many things using felt) and made the buttons and tree trunk with fabric from an old pillow that our dog had tasted. Next, I stitched 3 sides of the pillow together with the sewing machine, ironed the fabric, then sewed on the tree trunk with the machine and hand-stitched as well. (In the meantime, I was disciplining the kids because Noah came over and crumbled my flower petals and Katelyn was combining her frozen green beans and Cheerios on her plate causing half of it to fall on the floor...) After the kids went to bed for a nap,I took a deep breath, a large sip of sweet tea and continued stitching on the flower petals and buttons. When this was complete, I used cotton stuffing from two old throw pillows and sewed up the top side of the "new" pillow and was finally finished! I'm very happy with the result and I didn't have to go to the store and spend $30+ on a new pillow. What do you think?!