Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Easy No Sew Burlap Pillow "how to"......

Hi guys,  
I can't believe summer's almost over, school starts again next tuesday!!!
If any of you are looking for a quickie craft fix before school starts, here's a little something you might like.

Over the 4th of July I made a super easy pillow that required no sewing.  Since then, I've had several friends ask me how to make one.  
It's really as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1.  Go to your local feed store and fork up half a dollar for a "lumbar size" burlap feed sac.

2.  Stuff it with pillow stuffing.

3.  Cut 3 holes for ribbon to go through on the open side, push ribbon through the holes tying ends into a bows.

If you're feeling a little "wordy" you can get some fabric paint and stamp or paint on some words, or numbers or whatever, as I did below.  I think your house address would be cool too!
*** Make sure you do this part before you fill it with stuffing.

Enjoy your last days of summer...I know I will!!!!!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An amazing day!

It all started last night with an incredible dinner thrown for me by some of my dearest girlfriends.

This morning coffee and breakfast delivered to me in my favorite chair.
The three most beautiful handmade cards I've ever seen, 
all of which made me cry.
A big stack of new magazines, ready for me to thumb through.

& tonight.....
Sky High!!!!

You guessed it...37 and counting!

I had the best birthday ever!

It's true what they say about ageing, 
things just keep getting better....