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Monday, February 23, 2015

Easy Quilted Accent Pillow

I've been on a pillow sewing craze lately. Here is a really simple quilted pillow tutorial you can have finished in under an hour. 



 Materials need are:

Sewing Machine
Thread
Stuffing
A Rainbow of fabrics

I begin by cutting all my fabric into 1 x 12" strips, You can make it larger if you want a larger pillow.

Sew all the strips going Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and repeat.

After you have sewn the strips iron your seams down, this step can probably be skipped but I think it looks a little bit better if it's ironed. 

I used a pink dotted fabric for the back of my pillow, sew around, leave about an 3-4" opening so you can stuff it.

Stuff it. I use a poly-fil stuffing, but you can use scraps of fabric, I've even know people to use rice or dried beans, Poly-fil will give you a more fluffy pillow.



Here is the final product, I love how it came out. Thanks for reading, if you do this project I'd love to see your pillow! :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

DIY: Framed Children's Book Pages


For this DIY you will need;

Frames
Old children's books


You can find cheap vintage children's books at thrift stores, rummage sales, and yard sales. I find that a lot of these books have crayon marks in the books so I don't feel that bad about ripping pages out. But if you do feel guilty you can scan and print a page out.


My frames had old pictures stuck to the glass so I removed the glass and cleaned them, if your frames are old like mine you will probably need to dust them.


Place the glass from the frame over the image and outline it with a pencil, cut and then there you go. Awesome, cheap art for your home.


These bring a whimsical feel into my apartment, I'm a Disney fan so most of mine are from Disney books, but there are thousands of adorable books out there!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thrift Store Haul


So, I stopped blogging for a bit, but I have not stopped thrift shopping, these are my most recent purchases. I like shopping at thrift stores this time of year when all the holiday stuff is out. Halloween being my favorite!

The little Pilgrim $.99
Care Bear tin $.69

1991 Love-a-lot  Care bear, Patchwork quilting book, Pinocchio Book, Halloween fabric all cost $1.18, I bought it at a Goodwill outlet center where they charge by the pound, you have to dig for your treasures but sometimes you find awesome things! Just don't forget to wash your hands afterwords. 

Cinderella Book $.20

Frame $.69, I like to buy old children's books and use the pages as artwork for my apartment.

I love this Halloween fabric, I found 3-4 yards of it, so excited!