New pillows for the New Year!

Crafts / Decorating / Sewing

I had big plans for today.  Big plans.  It's New Year's Day…….the day I like to take down the xmas decorations.  But, I love having the house decorated for xmas.  Love it.  Love the lights througout my house.  It feels festive.  So, I didn't take anything down.  Stayed in my jammies all day.  Watched football.  Puttered around. Cooked a bit.  Spent time with my fam.  It was all good.  Decided to make some new pillows for my couch.  New pillows for the New Year.  Sure, sounds like a plan.  :)  I was wandering the ailes of Tar-jay the other night….not looking for anything in particular.  Just looking.  Waiting for something to catch my eye.  Checked out the place mats…..and what do you know?  They caught my eye.  A few of them:


I loved the colors.  Threw 4 of them into my cart.  Took a trip down the christmas sale aisle.  Saw this:


Glimmer snow?  75% off?  Like a buck a bag?  Bought 5 bags, to stuff 4 place mats to use as decorative pillows.  Brilliant, right?  I didn't really pay attention to the word "Glimmer" on the package.  This is what my floor looked like after stuffing 1/2 of a pillow:


Glimmer everywhere!  Nice!  Oh well, carry on, right!?!?!?

Finished pillow:


Lub it!  A new look for the New Year!  I finished two, and will finish the other two tomorrow.  More pics then!  In the meantime…..Happy New Year!  Wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy, and productive 2011!

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Christmas / Crafts / Decorating / Sewing

Christmas came early for me!  Carl picked up the exact sewing machine that I wanted (which he saw on my blog!) for me today!  I have been making some pillow covers for the pillows on our couch, and I was using hem tape….which worked, but wasn't fabulous!  So after he picked up my sewing maching (BOO-YA!), I went to work and covered 5 large pillows, made 2 placemat pillows and make a long oblong pillow.  The photos are crap (per usual) and don't really show was a difference the pillows make.  BUT, I'm giddy to have those F U G L Y pillows covered!





Not too exciting but soooooo much better!


I also painted my dining room chandy…..Carl installed dimmers and some more lighting!  Busy and productive day for sure!



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Christmas / Crafts

I'm linking up to the Christmas Craft Link Party that Kate @ Centsational Girl is hosting, and House of Hepworths This is super, super easy! 


I purchased two 8 x 10 canvases (sp?) from Walmart


Then used my Silhouette to cut out the numbers 2 and 5, and adhered them to the canvas


Then I just painted over the vinly with red paint.  Easy peasy!  After the paint dried, I peeled off the vinyl….and TA-DA!  Super quick and super easy!  Perfect idea for a quick craft!!



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