I wasn’t kidding yesterday when I said I’m loving the nautical trend, and that’s largely because it’s a style I’ve always loved. I’m one of those girls who pretends that she lives by the sea even while surrounded by mountains. I like seeing the nautical trend reach farther than the coast because the coast is awfully far away from me!
Last year I purchased the book Seaside Home, compiled by Susanne Woods. It is full of sewing and embroidery projects that are all inspired by the sea. I used the beach crab pillow pattern to make this chevron Christmas pillow for my sister, so this isn’t my first project taken from it.
I used the Whale of a Pillow pattern to make these doorstops. I stitched them on canvas material with DMC floss 311 (six strands) and backed them with a home decor weight nautical print I purchased forever ago. I stuffed them with some batting and added what I had on hand to make them heavier – pea gravel, washed and dried.
Now there are five of them, all stitched with a different colored star, waiting for the first hint of cool breezes when summer begins to fade. I’m excited to have something to prevent all the doors from blowing shut when we throw open the windows. I must also say that these whales bring a smile to my face. They are a quick stitching project and I’m making more for something we have coming up.
What do you think of the nautical fashion/decor trend? Is it growing on you?