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Our new Knit Pillow Cover Patterns

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image-03-03-17-03-51I love pillows and they are a quick way to update your home decor without spending a lot of money.
My new pillow cover line incorporates simple lines with natural colors.  In the past when I made hand knit pillows, I never liked the way a knit back looked. The pillow never held it’s shape. My new pillows use a piece of fabric for the back which holds the shape of the pillow much better. The pillow covers are removable. The front has a  rib at the bottom with 3 button holes. They are easy to knit and use the intarsia method of colorwork.  We have 6 designs so far with more on the way.

I love using organic yarn and my samples are made using Knit Pick’s simply organic and Blue Sky Fibers Organic worsted weight.

Order your pattern today from our website: http://mountainstreetarts.com/

 

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A Little Bit of Home Decor

It’s been too long since I have posted to my blog. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to keep up with regular posts. It’s not too late is it?  This is my second week of not working 2 jobs and although it’s a little bit of adjustment, I don’t think it will take long to get used to. I have been doing Etsy fulltime for almost a year but I was lucky enough to still work a few hours a week at my old job during the transition.  I am not used to having nights and weekends off. Now that I work at home during the day, I have time to look around my house and I have noticed a lot of little things I want to do. I have been painting, washing windows and my husband installed the closet organizer we bought over a year ago and haven’t had time to do. It’s fun being able to go for a bike ride in the middle of the day if I want to.  I also have time for my true passions: knitting and crocheting.  Since I no longer have to dress up for work I decided to make things for the house rather than sweaters, etc.  I love making pillows and I really like using cotton fabric for the back of the pillows rather than knitting or crocheting them.  I used cotton yarn and it  gives my newly painted bench a fresh look. You might remember this bench from an earlier post. I knit the bench cushion.  Here it is again with the pillows added.IMG_0091

 

 

 

 

 

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Next, I went on to crochet some placemats. Again, I used cotton and picked up the colors in my Tiled kitchen table. After I crocheted the entire placement. I crocheted the vertical stripes on top.

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Here is a sneak peak at my cotton new pillow design. I will be adding patterns for pillow covers to our Etsy store in the near future. The back of the pillow will be a coordinating fabric envelope back which will also be available for purchase. It will be a great way to collect all of my pillow designs. Once you purchase your own 15″ pillow form you can change the pillow covers every season or whenever you need a change.

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