One of the many pieces of advice I have heard everywhere regarding the pregnancy is to get myself a body pillow. I heard this from so many people and read it in so many books that a few months ago I decided that I could not live without one and picked one up at Target. Unfortunately the body pillow was not my passport to comfort and deep sleep. These people and books all forgot to mention the other thing that comes with a body pillow…extreme heat! And I already feel like my body temperature is about 10 degrees above normal.
But oh well. It was worth the try. I found another great use for the body pillow when I took it out to my living room and found that it fit the back of my sofa just about perfectly. Mike and I tried sitting on the sofa with the pillow behind us, and it was oh so comfortable!
I covered the pillow with some fabulous fabric that I found shopping at the Los Angeles Fashion district (yellow, of course, and only $2 a yard!!) while visiting family. One of these days my living room is going to go into yellow overload, but maybe I can squeeze just a tiny bit more of my favorite color into it…
I made up the pattern for the pillow as I went along. I measured the length and width, and cut the front rectangle from that measurement. For the back, I divided the length in 2 and added a couple inches, and overlapped the pieces to make an envelope style closure.