I’ve rediscovered sewing and am having quite a bit of fun creating some new things for our house. About a month ago we were over at Mick and [Carrie’s](http://chickletandducky.wordpress.com/) and I went crazy over a stuffed ottoman (or poof or Gumdrop Pillow as the pattern calls it) that was in their living room. I asked Carrie if she’d bought it at Ikea and was floored when she told me she made it. Of course I had to make one too because it’s just so darned cute! Carrie generously offered to share her [Amy Butler pattern](http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/mainmenu.php?fl=1) and I couldn’t wait to make it. Carrie and I went material shopping a couple of weekends ago and I’ve been waiting for some time to devote to the piece. It’s super easy, but it takes a ton of stuffing! 7.5 pounds to be exact. Luckily, the stuffing was on sale so the entire thing cost less than $30 to make. It’s 24″ wide and about 20″ tall. What do you think? The fabric isn’t as shiny as it looks. I used an upholstery weight fabric and the ovals are a chenille texture. The color is more burnt orange than the pictures. Dang flash making everything look crappy! Next up is the smaller version for my nieces playroom. I just have to get my sister to approve the material.