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rocking chair redux

I had the opportunity of recovering a cushion for an heirloom rocking chair for a new friend.  It was her husband’s rocking chair as a boy, and they were now passing it on to their son (who’s a cuter than cute 18 months).  The only problem was that the cover was pretty well used and outdated!  While they restored the rocker, I took my time and made a new cushion for the rocker plus a little extra something I just couldn’t resist – a teeney boy pillow. 

I chose a great (and super durable) cotton denim chambray that I scored from  It’s not listed anymore, but they do have some other intersting chambrays here.  I juse went off the dimensions of the old cushion and armrests and this is how it came out!  It’ll be great for this little boy’s room espeically since it’s completely washable.  And you would have laughed if you saw me shoving this cushion through my machine – it was maxed out!

And get this!  I made my own pillow form.  It was actually pretty fun because I had Natalie help me stuff it.  This little cutie measures 10 x 10.  The pillow cover is linen and some Katie Jump Rope.  Perfect for a boy I’d say. 


11 Responses to rocking chair redux

  1. Mary 03.14.2010 at 1:29 pm #

    The chair looks so great, and the pillow is the perfect touch!

  2. Leslie 03.14.2010 at 4:48 pm #

    this looks so great…i love the pillow. those KJR fabrics make such great boy fabrics.

  3. Amy 03.14.2010 at 5:17 pm #

    That looks sooo comfy! I love the armrests especially…I’m sure your friend’s boy will love it 😀

  4. alissa 03.14.2010 at 9:01 pm #

    Cute! I love the little pillow.

  5. paperseed 03.15.2010 at 1:01 am #

    That is so nice! Love the ties, which probably makes it easy to wash. How sweet that the chair has been passed down. I got a rocking chair on craigslist when Chloe was born, but it doesn’t fit in her room now that she needs a dresser, so it is out in the shed. It bugs my husband tremendously since he has to pull it out to get to the mower. I’m not ready to part with it yet!

  6. Jeannie 03.15.2010 at 9:14 am #

    That is so sweet! It is so hard to sew for boys or find fun fabric for them but you did a great job!!

  7. wienerdogtricks 03.15.2010 at 11:01 am #

    I super dig that pillow. And I’ve got a rocker pad to re-cover upstairs right now for baby pumpkinhead’s preschool. I’ve been staring at it. I’ll come back here and stare at yours for help!

  8. Amy 03.16.2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Great job! I made my own pillow form the last time and am wondering why I ever bought them. It is easy as can be and cheaper too right?

  9. Hannah 03.17.2010 at 8:51 am #

    I absolutely adore that pillow! It’s really sweet of you to do that for them, the chair looks amazing. :)

  10. jess 03.17.2010 at 6:01 pm #

    soo cute! love the pillow especially 😉

  11. webbsway 04.23.2010 at 10:13 pm #

    Hi Anna –
    I was so happy to discover your sweet blog. I love your work -thank you for sharing of yourself .
    I did notice on another one of your posts you mentioned and I had a big smile because only this year I have found Fabric. com and love them. :)

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