I love pretty things for my home but I'm thrifty (and my money tree died during the move from New Mexico), so, when we went to Anthropologie with my friend Amy and I saw this awesome tea towel, I knew I could do something with it. It did cost almost $25, which is way too much for me to be wiping up spaghetti sauce and lemonade with but it is not too much for a pretty pillow for my living room.
I cut the towel in half (I'm still working on a plan for making a cover with the other half) and put it with some fabric I bought last year at Hobby Lobby. Then I used some seam tape to iron the whole thing together.
This is the first pillow I've ever made this way and I feel pretty confident that it is strong enough to withstand dogs, husband and baby. And, it sure looks pretty!