First you purchase a second hand, richly stuffed feather pillow... you know, your standard, "good night, I'm going to bed now" bed pillow. Next you make a new form from stash fabric that you've never loved. Now rip out a side seam from the feather pillow (carefully because you are quite fond of the old ticking fabric and already have ideas for its re-purposing) and create the biggest mess you've EVER made by pulling handfuls of feathers from the old and stuffing them into the new. It took just over half the feathers to firmly stuff it. Whip stitch the opening, take it outside and beat, beat, beat it because little fluffies are stuck all over the exterior (feathers inside pillow.. good, feathers outside pillow.. bad). Come back in and sweep up the ridiculous mess from the floor and the chair that you were sitting in.
Making the pillow cover was quick and much more fun. It's just a simple envelope style but I had some wonderful vintage fabric in 4 smaller pieces that were almost exactly the right size. I'm just saying that transforming a small pillow that you already have is so quick and easy... if you want to make the task more difficult, do what I did. Although I must say that it does feel quite luxurious for the extra effort.
The weather is playing with me.. beautiful glimpses of spring between longish periods of Central Oregon March cold. Audrey and I took a walk yesterday and were surprised by the buds and blooms that are the true harbingers of this long awaited season! Lovely.