Although the weather's been unusually balmy, even for LA, one of our co-workers reminded us that we're still in the middle of winter (you, in the rest of the country, don't scoff but it can get pretty nippy at night, especially when your brain and the mid-afternoon sun has dressed you in a t-shirt and flip flops). Coupled with the fact that it gets dark so friggin' early, this time of year we spend a lot of time at home. Which is perfect for completing a couple of home projects and maybe even trying your hand at a little DIY to spruce up your bedroom. Like these pillows. The key word for us? Felt. We love felt because it means no hemming! (There is also something so distinctly kid-like about it; my mom still has the eyeglass case I stitched up when I was in 3rd grade). Molly of Purlbee
shared her felt pillows on the Apartment Therapy Group Pool; the instructions on how to make them are on her website. Tactile and graphic, they're a great way to perk up your bedroom with a few punctuations of colour. We love how the nutmeg, ecru and yellow punched up Molly's otherwise neutral bedroom. Use her lead in determining the colours for your own pillows; the yellow picks up the tones of the wood in her modern four-poster bed, the white echoes the walls and bedding, the nutmeg ties in the dark nightstand. This is the kind of project that you can do with a bunch of people during a Sunday afternoon while still keeping on eye on the football game (if there are kids around who are old enough to use a scissor and cut along a line, they can help out too; smaller kids can play around with the scrap felt triangles). For the complete instructions, click here
. We know what we're doing this weekend.