Tuesday, March 31, 2009

placemat to pillow tutorial

Time for a new tutorial.....
This is one is super quick - 10 minutes or less.
There are so many lovely placemats out this time of year.
I found the one below at Macy's(one sale for $5.00).
It's by Martha "hmph" Stewart.
I really loved the colors and patterns.

So, to start...find a place mat that is made using
two separate pieces of fabric(front and back).
Separate the 2 different layers in your hand,
and very carefully at the bottom of the back cut
a small opening (4-5 inches long).

Now, stuff the opening with fiber fill....
be sure to stuff it into the corners.

Now...you will sew up the opening.

Give it a good fluff'in,
and presto super cute and inexpensive pillow.


Friday, March 20, 2009

my new thing.......

Generally, I like to roam, and wander about.....
from craft to craft...interest to interest... job to job....
blame it on ADD....or just my desire to try everything
while I am alive and kicking on this planet.
lately it's been embroidering....love it...super love it...
and I get better with each one!

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Thursday, March 5, 2009