Sunday, November 6, 2011

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

I got to tell you...This weekend was another killer. I honestly don't know where the time goes. The weekend just seems to vaporize when you have 4 kids. I don't think I could tell you what we were doing, It was just constant going and working on things that needed to get done. By tonight I was whipped. But I NEEDED to do something crafty. I get that way on Sunday nights when the whole weekend it filled with kids stuff and laundry and cleaning and girl scouts....etc..... SOOOOO much like a drug addict who starts to get the shakes when they need there fix, by Sunday night I needed my fix. Well much to my Hubby's dismay, I keep a COLLECTION of things I MIGHT need to craft with. some of them are pillows. Now everyone knows how FREAKIN expensive stupid throw pillows are, an when I find a matching set in good condition at my Goodwill I grab them.

I got these pillows for 2.99 a piece. They have been sitting in my den for ummmmm a couple weeks in the bag...WAITING...

So when I get desperate and need a quick craft you all know I just hope on over to the amazing Karen at THE GRAPHICS FAIRY. I printed out these vintage Christmas adds on some iron on paper, and got out my iron. within 5 minutes I had some adorable Christmas pillows. I just love the vintage worn look of them. I thought the browns just went perfect together. So for now the BEAST has been tamed and I have had my quick fix. The shakes are gone for now, and I can sleep like a baby knowing I got to do something crafty in this crazy weekend. I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day. :)


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12 comments:

WhyCuzICan said...

Shucks, just adorable!!!! You always do great crafts, AIB, and love visiting. How can you go wrong with GraphicsFairy to the rescue? You can't!

Thanks for sharing :D

Smiles and visiting from GraphicsFairy BRAG MONDAY today,
Suzanne in NW IL from WhyCuzICan

Okio B Designs said...

Love the image you picked for your pillows! Perfect for Xmas! Coming over from Brag Monday and so glad I did!

Jeanine

blesid said...

Oooooooh! I am in love! Those pillows are just gorgeous, and the fact you repurposed them makes 'em even sweeter. (Is repurposed the right word? Whatever ... you "Goodwilled" them!) Excited for what you come up with next, so I'm clicking to follow you! Jules

Izzwizz said...

LOL, I know just what you mean about needing a craft "fix" :) Love your pillow. x

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job! I've made a lot of pillows with iron on transfers, but didn't know you could iron it on with the stuffing in there. Good to know!

Your pillows turned out beautifully!

Pam

Anonymous said...

Delicious pillows!

Robin said...

What a great idea! I would love it if you linked it up over at The T-shirt Diaries Upcycling Linky party: http://tinyurl.com/upcycled70

WhyCuzICan said...

LOL Hi Karin!

Congrats on being featured this week for BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy! Just posted my week's project and saw YOU are featured!

High Five for this lovely project. (I'm lol-ing cuz I was the first person commenting on this darling pillow LAST week!)

Smiles,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Rhissanna said...

lols! I know exactly how you feel! And those are astonishing pillows for a quick fix project. I found these over at Brag Monday on the Graphics Fairy. Now a new follower.

HeartVintageDesign said...

Ha ha, now I'll do with the pillows I've had sitting in a bag for up, 3 months!

Good Time Charlie said...

Huge congrats on being featured over there! These are adorable. I think I need to feed my "fix" tonight too.

alice said...

Splendid job! It makes me want to jump up and do! With 4 kids you have got to be kidding me with time flies!
Smiles, alice