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…

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…

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…

No Sew Fleece Pillow

The Children Were Nestled, All Snug in Their Beds I lived a charmed childhood. My parents did the best they could with what they had and what they knew. I may not have always gotten my way; I may have even been rather hateful in my teens, but the bottom line is that I never…

Give Thanks Porch Pillow

I love to dress up my front porch for all of the seasons and holidays. Nothing too over the top (except for Halloween), but enough to let my neighbors know I care and “game on.” I’m kidding, of course, but I have been complimented on the looks of the porch, which makes me feel good. I…

Pumpkin Applique Envelope Pillow

Once again, I’ve taken someone else’s original idea and made it my own. Isn’t that what crafting’s all about, anyway? This time I saw an appliqued pumpkin on a quilted table runner and thought, “I can see that as a pillow.” Because a girl can never have too many pillows! Props to Andy for a beautiful…