Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pillows - Inspiration from Marty....


While reading Marty's post the other day, at a A Stroll Thru Life,  she attached a link to buy a pillow cover on Amazon.  

I just loved her "Hello" pillow, so I ordered one:

That chair needed a pillow to coordinate with the pillow I made the other day, for a chair on the other side of the room:


Isn't it fun finding inspiration on other blogs? 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

An envelope pillow - a Mackenzie-Childs inspiration:

The inspiration for this pillow came from the Mackenzie-Childs website:


Their pillow had too much pink, so I decided to make my own.
($325 here at MacKenzie-Childs)

Of course the cost to make mine was minimal compared to theirs!



I made a pillow out of leftover buffalo checked fabric.  I made the flap out of striped fabric, simply by sewing two triangles together.

I  stitched a cording trim on the two sides....


...and got into my stash of trims....


...and decided on animal print:


I hand stitched the triangle to the top of the pillow...


...and made a flower out of organza fabric (how to here) and trimmed it with MacKenzie-Childs ribbon:


This pillow took little time and cost about $15 to make...



Compared to $325!

And mine coordinates so well with this pillow HERE!


While I had the sewing machine out I also decided to make new valances for two windows....


Now I am off to sew a few more things...it's amazing how a little bit of fabric can make a nice change.


...and the snow still continues in central NY!!



Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Sweet Little Gift.....

I baked some cookies for a Valentine treat and wanted to send some over to a neighbor....


....I bought this cute little dish...


....printed out a tag and bought some striped waxed paper....


....and used chalk pens to decorate a heart...


...I put it all together and the gift was ready to deliver!


Happy Valentines Day!



Friday, February 5, 2016

I've got diddly-squat...


I am in a blogging slump....
                                       .....no ideas, no inspiration, no creative thoughts....
                                                                                                                     ... nada, zilch, zip....


....so, I think I will go blog-hopping and see what everyone else is up to!

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