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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, my MIL wanted me to help her go through some of her old sewing stuff. She ended up giving me lots of it, which I'll share later, but in one of the boxes, I found this canvas seed bag that I thought would make a good, quick pillow cover project. She has been such a collector of so many cool things.
This seed bag though, seemed especially made for this dingy, round fur pillow whose cover doesn't come off to wash, but my son won't let me get rid of b/c he's attached to it. (I fear that I have a 7 year old hoarder-ha!)
This is the bag, it was a pretty big one. I love that the seed company/bag is from our hometown.
It was the perfect size to wrap around this pillow! Like it was meant to be.
So I just cut out the front of the bag, and sewed a couple of burlap strips on each side.. (you can get burlap in the remnant section sometimes at JoAnn for really really cheap!)
Then I used another remnant for the ends and sewed up the final seam. I didn't take pics of that process, but here's the end. I used some ribbon scraps from my MIL's stuff and bam! A pillow cover. For less than $5. And it has special meaning, b/c it's made from some of my MIL's saved and collected items.
She's not doing well at all. The pancreatic cancer is quickly stealing her away from us. Please keep praying for her and the family. I really appreciate it! She will always be in our hearts no matter what, but it also gives me comfort to know that we will have little reminders dotted around our house.
In other news, Congrats to Lori, who is the winner of the giveaway for the layer cake of Moonlight Manor from the Fat Quarter Shop..which I was supposed to pick on October 1st, but had to put off due to present circumstances. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and entered! I'll be emailing you Lori!
Hug your loved ones extra tight.
Happy Tuesday. xo