Sunday, March 28, 2010

Burlap Pillows

My good friend has a son that works for a local coffee company called The Roasterie.  They are a fairly small coffee company that is here locally in the Kansas City, MO area.  The Roasterie offer tours and me and my group of friends took the tour and learned so much about coffee.  It's very interesting and I highly recommend it if your in this area visiting.  They also have really great art on their marketing and products.  I got a couple of their burlap coffee bean bags and created some pillows for a friend of mine that actually works for Starbucks.  She loved them!  I made 3 pillows so these are photos of front and back and also a couple of photos of the bags in the warehouse.  I have to say the 1st pillow almost did me in.  I broke 3 sewing machine needles and it took well over an hour.  I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and purchased some heavy duty needles.  I also discovered that the sewing tape I used on the first pillow I should NOT of tried to sew thru.  Oops!  Don't ever do that, it leads to huge frustrations! No wonder I had so many problems.  My last 2 took me 20-30 minutes each pillow to finish. I need to get better at the hand stitching if I ever decide to create some to sell but otherwise I really like these burlap pillows.  I am sure I will be making a few more of these for future gifts.


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  2. Hi Stacey,
    I am mad about good coffee and so is my partner!
    It is an art form, learning how to make a good cup of coffee, as there are so many varieties.
    We try to seek out the best coffee shops in town!;)
    The cushions are fantastic... You should sell them commercially, maybe in an Etsy shop.
    Does the fabric have that lovely smell of coffee beans?
    Good to see you again at my place. Zigsa and the vacuum cleaner is a strange thing... He is a crazy cat!:D


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