Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Pillow, Inspired by Tad Carpenter


  After seeing this Tad Carpenter quote on Pinterest, I was inspired to find a way to incorporate this quote into my home.  I did a little brainstorming, then decided to stamp the quote onto a pillow.


  Although I did have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby to purchase some fabric.  I had most of  what I needed on hand.  I tested the stamps out on some scrap fabric, but I felt they adhered best on muslin.  Which btw, was great deal at 3.99 a yard!



Perfectly Imperfect.


*ETA an email response I received from Tad Carpenter-

that is great!

Thanks for using my quote.....beautiful work!

all the best

Tad Carpenter
Illustration + Design




  I am linking this post to:
it all started with paint

48 comments:

  1. Love it Brandi - what a beautiful quote.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well done! It's a really lovely pillow (and thought), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my, you're a crafty one, aren't you.
    Love it! And it's so true.
    Your Friend, m.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You're putting so many great touches into your home...you should give us a blog tour of the whole thing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great job Brandi! I love it!

    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love it Brandi, its a great quote and a gorgeous pillow. Well done!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Brandi, what can you NOT do? love the pillow, and by the way tried the cookies... Fabulous....have a good evening

    pattie

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love that quote and that pillow turned out great! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Filosófica frase, Brandi! Combina perfeitamente na almofada e bem apropriada para um lar em harmonia, bela sacada a sua... cada dia que passa amo mais visitar seu blog, um beijo.

    ReplyDelete
  10. As usual you nail it every time!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely pillow and great quote. You are so amazingly creative.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great job on the pillow Brandi, and congrats on your feature, just saw it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. So very cute! What kind of ink did you use? I just love it. (And I love your new background! Very summery.)


    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great job, Brandi! I saw something with this quote on it today. Loved it! Don't you love Pinterest? I'm following along with you now. I know you are going to show me many wonderful things. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Simple and elegant! Great job Brandi.

    Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the pillow! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world earlier.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love this! What a wonderful quote!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the quote and I love the pillow:)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Aw! I love it! You are so creative!
    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    Kelle
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lovely...sweet, simple, and to the point!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the quote, and it looks great stamped onto your pillow! You did a great job on it.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very cute! The quote is inspiring, and a great addition to any home!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love everything about this. Big Hugs!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great DIY! Love the pillow and the message!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love this pillow and its right in line with my current love for all things pillows. Thanks so much for sharing your pillow and the quote.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love your pillow so much I was inspired to become a new follower!

    ReplyDelete
  27. LOve both the quote and the pillow!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my fruit recipes. It's a pleasure to meet you! Where in GA do you live? I went to grad. school at UGA and have lots of friends in Atlanta. Hope you are enjoying your time down south.

    Love the pillow - really adorable! I'm your newest follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love that quote and its perfect for the pillow. You did a great job !

    ReplyDelete
  30. The pillow looks great! So clever and crafty. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love the pillow, Brandi. Thanks for linking to WUW.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love this! The pillow is adorable but I really love the quote. You are very creative! What type of alphabet stamps did you use?

    I am a new follower and I look forward to seeing more of your creative talent! Have no clue why I didn't know about your blog before now. :-) Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a great pillow! I am so happy that I found your blog.. you have so many great ideas.
    Happy Thursday to you.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hello my sweet friend! I have missed you and all your creative loveliness. :) This is so adorable, I love how you did this. I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful summer.
    Hugs!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love the pillow! Great job!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  36. Brandi, your pillow is absolutely beautiful in both sentiment and style.

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is sooo amazing! Thanks for stopping by... Im your newest follower!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would have never thought of stamping onto a pillow...and it turned out great! The best thing about it is it comes from the heart.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hey brandi, for your laminate desk I would do a little test first, is it the sticker type laminate? if so then you can't stain it, but if it is possible to sand it down a little bit and it water soaks into it after that then I would say YES you can probably stain that :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Brandi,
    this turned out great.
    I'll be honored for you to join our linking party every Wednesday at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/american-pickers-with-linking-party.html
    Have a fabulous week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Congratulations Brandi on your feature! So well deserved, love this project!

    ReplyDelete
  42. What a cute pillow! I'm officially a new follower of your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love the quote - your pillow looks awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  44. What a great pillow ... love the stamp idea! I have stamps ... hmmm ... now I've got new pillow ideas dancing in my head!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pillowpalooza ... and for sporting my button too!

    :)

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  45. What a wonderful pillow and, oh, how I love the message you have so expertly stamped on it!
    Happy Pillowpalooza!
    Carolynn

    ReplyDelete

Thank-you kindly for taking the time to leave me a comment. I respond to all questions through email.