Friday is here again - - - and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!! It's hard to believe, but including today, there are only five Fridays left in 2017... where has the year gone? Well, let's make December the whooping-est month of the year - starting now!
Earlier this week, I posted this picture on Instagram...
This is a $4.99 placemat I found at Target. It is beautifully embroidered, and I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to make a pillow out of it. When I got home, I dug out some leftover pompom trim (from some toddler dresses I made about four years ago) and a 14" pillow form I had tucked away in a drawer. I also found a half yard of pretty Christmas fabric in the stash for the back of the pillow cover. I spent an evening watching tv and ripping the seams of the placemat so that I could get the largest piece possible. It allowed me to cut a 15" square for the pillow top.
And look how cute it turned out! It has an envelope closure on the back so I can change out the pillow when the season changes.
Then I went back to Target, and what jumped into my cart but a pack of two tea towels for $3 from their dollar area. Isn't that the greatest place (and worst temptation) in Target? Well, those tea towels were so cute (of course, I forgot to take a pic of them in their beginning state) that I decided they needed to become a pillow too!
Here's the front of the pillow, made with one of the tea towels. I did pick out the bottom hem to get a little extra length to use. I managed to cut another 15" square out of this one too!
Then I took the second tea towel, a really cute buffalo plaid, and made another envelope back. A little leftover Christmas binding, and this one is finished!
And here they are decorating my sofa! The pillow joining them on the right has a funny story - I cross-stitched this stocking for Nathanael, only to find that the toe points in the opposite direction from all the rest of our stockings. ARGHHH! So I made the first stocking into a pillow, then scanned the pattern and reversed the image and made the stocking all over again! All is well, his stocking now points in the same direction as the rest of the family's! And I have a cute pillow for the sofa, too!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!