Build it yourself!

So I created these decorative pillows out of a badly abused Vintage crocheted throw. This thing was in very bad shape. I rescued it from an estate sale we went to a few months back. I washed it and then was able to salvage all the good bits to make these pillows. I used coffee sacks for the back sides and for behind the crochet portion and even made the pillow inserts (which is the floral cotton fabric pillow) for them since they are just over 21″ square.

I was able to make 6 of them and will be selling these at the upcoming Goat Hill Antique Fair in Watsonville!
I feel good to have been able to save part of someones beautiful work. Now, her throw can live on as pillows in someone’s home. I do love the whole repurpose movement! 🙂


Published by Janice Serilla Art and Design

I have been artistic in one way or another all my life. Growing up in a creative family fueled my desire towards being an artist. I moved to Santa Cruz, CA from Detroit, MI in 2009, I needed a creative outlet and started volunteering at a local Clay Studio where I created many hand built ceramic vessels and fun sculptures. From there, I stumbled into sewing and started a handbag line under the name Mackerilla Design. After many years of sewing my bag designs, (which I currently still sell sewing patterns of my designs on ETSY and through a few online retailers) I wanted to get back to being an artist and started painting in 2014. Since I am passionate about animals and volunteer for rescues, painting dogs and cats in acrylic paint on canvas would be my subjects of choice! But I do love to paint all other living creatures as well as a few humans here and there! My approach is to capture the animal’s essence through the look in their eyes. To show their vulnerability and love for their humans. I truly love painting and have so many ideas continuously swirling in my head! I feel I am still learning and growing. I am looking forward to my future to see my progression as being an artist. -Janice Serilla

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