Saturday, July 11, 2015

Coffee Pillows

I have mixed emotions about handmade pillows
I love them, especially vintage fabric and such.
But they don't sell in my craft booth.

It was a pleasure to sew some cute
 burlap throw pillows for my sisters birthday!

My sis had given me a few coffee sacks she bought
down in the city from her favorite coffee shop.

To get the project rolling,
I purchased some tan fabric & did a base layer 
 so the stuffing wouldn't show.

The print forced me to make them 
slightly upright in shape.
The sacks were a bit smaller than most,

I thought the burlap would be rough
and make an uncomfortable pillow.
They were pleasantly textured & 
so cute it didn't matter!
She loved them.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Mirror Tray

When I was young, I recall giving a tray to my mother for a gift. 
 It was identical to this one I purchased.

My mom has since painted hers (yes, she still has it!)
 with Annie Sloan Chalk paint & used some distress wax. 
It looks amazing.

So when I spotted the tray above at a garage sale
for only .50, I knew it had potential.
I took the quick & easy route,
using white spray paint.

It turned out so crisp & sharp.
A few thin coats were required
 The bottom tabs unfold 
& the mirror/velvet/cardboard
pops right out!

It actually has some very lovely fine details.

I couldn't resist showing a few bottle creations 
and fresh pansy flowers on it.

I am crazy for bottles & have a huge crate full
to tackle.  You can expect to see some more
on my blog.

I hope you had a great holiday weekend!