Hi friends, I have been busy in my craft room! And can I say Finally, Hallelujah and It-Was-About-Time about that.
Gosh I didn’t have the time/energy/inspiration for so long, but yesterday the muse was with me again and I had some serious crafting fun.
I made a numbered pillow. It all started with this weeks Themed Linky over at FunkyJunkInteriors. The theme was numbers. I thought that’s easy I have done my numbered pots:
My numbered basket:
And my numbered tray:
I just recycle this stuff and link up. And then I got bored with myself and decided that when and if I were linking up it had to be with something new. And so the crafting began.
When I did my postal bag chair I cut off the bottoms of those bags. They were of course the most damaged part of the sack but they were also kind of cool. So I hung on to them thinking I would come up with something to use them for and this is it.
I especially liked this red thread on one of them. It inspired a red theme. And since I was still thinking numbers I played with some numbered stamps and with paint and crate numbers.
This is kind of a rugged pillow. No clean edges here but I love that look. I just kept adding things and accents until I felt it looked good. Even my name got on this one:
I finished it with an envelope back with buttons for closure. And my lazy woman faux piping.
This was fun. So I just had to make another one. This time the bottom didn’t have a red border, and this piece was even more roughed up so I came up with a variation in black.
This sack material is really tough and rough and rugged. So I thought a bit of whimsy would lighten it up so I added a button tassel.
More buttons and a heart in the corner
And a one button closure on the back. Again with my lazy woman’s faux piping.
And now for the stealth give-away. If you like this black mixed media pillow and you are one of my subscribers you are in luck. Because I had an idea.
A few days ago it was 11-11 and that is kind of a festive day in this Carnaval celebrating area where I live because it is the start of the Carnaval season (11 being the fool’s number). And around that day my 1111 subscriber added me to her feed reader
(Feedburner goes up and down a bit but at one point that 1111 subscriber was there I have proof!).
So I decided to pay tribute to all my faithful subscribers and thank you for following along my adventures in DIY, crafting and general madness.
If you would like a chance to win this pillow, go to your reader and check the bottom of my feed, you will find the instructions on how to enter there.
If you have not subscribed to my blog yet, feel free to do so and receive the instructions with my next post.
(if you don’t know what subscribing is Simplemom wrote an awesome post about it).
And yes I will figure out how to do a stealth giveaway for my Google followers too. Just stay tuned for that one, maybe when I reach 777?
PS I am still Linking up at Donna’s but that is so after the fact now…. LOL
And I am also linking up to:
Cottage Instincts: Make it for Monday
Making the World Cuter: Make the world cuter Mondays
The Girl Creative: Just something I whipped up
Keeping it simple: Motivate me Monday
Today’s Creative Blog: Get Your Craft On