CUSTOM PILLOWS & TRAVEL TOTE BAGS
Custom throw pillows and travel
totes with pillows inside are on display in the Audubon
Breakfast Room at OLD SPRING FARM BED & BREAKFAST. Designed by Innkeeper,
Suzanne Pabst, each pillow’s inspiration comes from fabric remnants from area
textile houses. Each pillow and tote bag is pieced together on an old
machine purchased for $5.00 in the 1960's.
“I enjoy the process of designing as
much as assembling each pillow on the treadle machine. I have my mother’s
electric sewing machine, but it wouldn’t be satisfying making pillows on that,”
There is a lot of love that goes
into the creation of each pillow. Each is unique and no two are alike
unless requested. All have “envelope” closures so the insert can be
removed and the pillow cover cleaned. Each pillow is unique and considered
a work of art.
“I look forward to
the winter months, when the gardens are put to bed, for the time to sew.
Doubling as decor in the restaurant area, next to shelves of material cut-out
and readied to
become pillows, is the treadle sewing machine on which the Bed & Breakfast
were made as well. Sewing is a passion.” says Suzanne of her craft.