Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Cushion Cover and a Giveaway Winner Announcement

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


Fabulous pillow!!! I love it!!!

Vicki said...

Extra special indeed! You did a great job with this little pillow.

I lost my mother to that

sunny said...

Great job on the pillow. Just one more memory of MIL to treasure after she's gone. Prayers for your family.

LA Paylor said...

love the people God gave you... nice like your blog and you.
Leeanna at not afraid of color

I love these projects. I have some vintage grain sack yardage (once intended for a jumper) that I now have some ideas for using. Thanks for sharing!

Nedra said...

I'm so sorry your MIL is not doing well. Pancreatic cancer is a bear to overcome. Know your family continues in my prayers.
(love your pillow)

jeifner said...

Congrats to the winner and I wish you fortitude and good moments

fantastic idea!!!! your MIL is in our prayers.

Anita said...

I am sorry your mother in law is not doing well. It is good that you will have these lovely sewing treasures from her in your home.

Claire said...

It's nice to have special reminders and memories...

So sorry I will pray for your family.

Prayers for all of you during this time Kelli! Love your eye for things! This worked out perfectly! Love your Drunkards Path quilt too! I understand the need for some down time with your sewing machine in hours of need!

The cushion is wonderful for many, many reasons. Take care xxx

Lisa Lisa said...

Love the pillows that you've made. And I love that you'll have memories of her in your everyday life....always. Been thinking of you a lot.

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