Hello Folks! Welcome to this special Monday on Songbird.
Today I am joining up with a team of the most creative women in blogland. They all have that magic touch to turn trash into treasure, or junk into jewels.
My project for our special event was kind of a treasure to trash to treasure project. But it all turned out in the end.
If you are here for the first time. My name is Marianne aka Songbird.
I love to decorate my nest, paint things white and learn new things while I DIY myself through life. If you’d like to get a feel for my style. You can find my decorating projects in my I ♥ to Decorate Gallery and my craft projects in my I ♥ to craft gallery. DIY projects I have done are of course in my I ♥ to DIY gallery.
Look what I made this weekend:
Two crochet pillows, that are just looking so perfect on my couch. Just adding that perfect touch of vintage to our rather modern sofa.
They didn’t start their lives as pillows. Someone spent a lot of hours crocheting a wonderfully huge bedspread made up of a gazillion grannies. Then I found that spread at a flea market. It was a lucky find and as soon as I had discovered it and was eyeing its beauty, the vultures moved in, I had to think and move quickly because my fellow flea marketing women are no easy push-overs. So I did my negotiating fast and furious and went home basking in the glory of my new found treasure.
Back home, that treasure turned out to be somewhat of a surprise. As I inspected it, it turned out there were a lot of holes, that could be patched, but still….
Then I discovered some stains, that my instinct told me would not come out easily…..
Then I realized that the spread was unfinished. There was on whole unfinished edge that was unraveling……
From treasure to trash in few minutes.
But than I put my thinking cap on. What if….
If this blanket was already damaged I could do no harm cutting it up even more….
There were plenty of good and salvageable parts in this rather huge blanket…..
And out came the sewing machine.
And here they are. Two crochet pillow cases made from a handmade vintage bed spread.
From treasure to trash to treasure again in a few hours.
Not a bad junker’s save, if I say so myself.
Do you like them?
Want to have some like that too?
That can be arranged, just keep reading….
But first things first. My junking friends have cooked up some awesome projects. I have seen some sneak peaks and boy-oh-boy did they deliver some awesomeness.
So don’t forget to visit my friends and see their Junk-Made-Beautiful-Projects
And now back to you getting these pillows into your own home.
You are in luck today because I am giving a set away.
Yep, two pillow cases handmade by yours truly, with the help of an unknown chrocheter somewhere in France, are up for grabs.
You have several options to win. Just click on the gadget below and choose any or all ways of entry. Winner will be announced in a week.
But if you feel like your luck might be running out, and you still really want to have these pillows. There is another option. That bedspread was huge and I can easily make a couple more of these pillows. So I have listed them in my shop too. If you want to be absolutely sure you that you will get yourself a pair, buy them in my shop SongbirdsNest.
Okay. Are you inspired? Got some junk of your own to share. Well today is the day for you.
We are having a link party. And all of us Junkers United will be sharing, and liking and pinning our favorite projects from the party uplinks. So come join us in the Linky Party and Get Pinned.
We’d love to see YOUR junk! Link up your favorite 3 posts and we’ll pin highlights into one of the 4 boards shown below! Visit them regularly, we add daily!
And that is it.