You may remember that Barb from The Everyday Home came for a little visit during the Country Living Fair and we walked all over every square inch of it! You can read more about our adventures here. But that’s not all we did…I took her Goodwill hunting with me, too! And that’s when we hatched our plot!
I came home with a pretty Christmas-y looking plaid jacket with frog closures and a red cable knit sweater…and Barb took home a few GW finds as well. Can you see where this is going? We decided that we would each make pillows and post them together! Fun, huh?
Well…that day has come! It has been a dreary, rainy day today so my CEO and co-host Ozzie decided that it was time to make the pillows! First, we tried them out on the forms that we already had in our Goodwill hunting stash and found one that was the right size.
Next, we cut the jacket to fit the pillow…but one inch larger. My form was 16 inches, so I cut the jacket into a 17 inch square. Then I simply sewed it all the way around on all four sides, popped the pillow form in through the jacket opening and…
…taa daa! I love it! It has just the right amount of Christmas without being over the top and is going to be perfect for my Christmas décor this year…with a theme yet to be revealed! I love the way the sweater pillow turned out, too! I created it using the same method as the jacket pillow…cutting a rectangle one inch lager than the measurements of my pillow form, but leaving one end open to hand-stitch closed once the form was safely tucked inside!
And…just in case you missed it, here’s my very first sweater pillow with a burlap rose added for a little texture! You can get a closer look and see how I made it here.
And here are the pillows that Barb made from her Goodwill hunting find! Aren’t they fabulous? The deer are just the perfect motif for the holiday season! You can read all about them and see how she made them here. What fun we had doing this! I hope you enjoyed it, too! And stay tuned for more Christmas projects…I’m just getting started!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing our Goodwill jacket and sweater pillows! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! À la prochaine!
Also find me at…