No-Sew Dollar Tree Bath Mat Pillows

Yep, you read that right. I’m turning five Dollar Tree bath mats into two pillows for my family room. And there’s no sewing. We’ve all seen the textured pillows that are trending today, right? They’re beautiful. In fact, just like today, we had textured pillows, macrame’ wall-hangings, textured sofas, and more back in the 1970s….

Pumpkin Harvest Pillow

As you know, I’m on a quest to complete dozens, if not hundreds, of projects that come from the pages of old magazines I’ve been saving since the early 1970s. This next project isn’t quite as old as most. It’s from the 2009 Holiday edition of Create & Decorate magazine. It was a picture of…

Mom’s Tea Towels and Sweaters Become Holiday Pillow Envelopes

If I were to post a photo of all the decorative pillows I have, you’d either have me committed or have my husband sainted. I store them in every nook and cranny, in every closet, out in the garage — all over the place. Decorative pillows are the easiest and fastest way to “redecorate” a…

From Shawls and Blankets to Pillow Envelopes

While taking the babies (our two rescues) for a walk last night, we ran into some neighbors who were leaving for a craft meeting — an extension of our HOA that is planning a craft sale in about a month. I didn’t know they were crafters, and they didn’t know I am one. When I…

Pillow Cover Made from Scraps of Love

Again, from the “It’s Never Too Early for Fall” category, I’ve made a pillow cover from a fall vest that my mother used to wear. It’s been nearly six-years since my mother passed away, and nearly a year since I lost my sister, so I’m feeling rather lonely and nostalgic these days.¬† And you know…

Simple Porch Cushion Cover

I love decorating my front porch. It’s small, so it has to have impact. Every June 1 I decorate inside and outside in red, white, and blue – and, of course, this year is no different. I keep a red-ish cushion on the wicker settee, and I used to go to the trouble of making…

Buttoned Pillow Cover/Envelope

I’ve been in a real crafting fury for the past two weeks or so. Some news that hit me hard ¬†sent me into my “Studio Sydney” room to paint bamboo sticks, to sew, to make pillows, jewelry, wreaths, and silk flower arrangements, and to contemplate some of life’s harsh realities. I’ve literally been in that…