Thursday, October 20, 2011

Placemat Pillows

Hi all,

Life has certainly gotten in the way of the blog these past few months. Lots of ups and unfortunately a few downs too with the sudden illness of two people in my immediate family, along with the passing of another relative. I've also been struggling through flu season as well - it seems that the recovery of one person spells the start of influenza in another! But I hope & pray that the rest of the year will be positive and uneventful!

Despite all that has been happening, I have still had to go to my day job, as well as keep up with my 'weekend' job too. Amongst it all, I decided that I needed a break, my own little time out,away from everything, so on a whim, I booked myself on a little overseas holiday to a tropical island. Fortunately my BFF lives on said tropical island, so it all worked out quite well.

So, after seven days of looking at this:

...drinking plenty of these....

....and doing lots of this...

...I'm feeling suitably refreshed!

But juuuust before I jumped on my flight, I was doing a last minute shop for some essentials and stumbled across some non-essentials that were on sale.

Bright & colourful placemats on sale for $2.00 each. I probably could have used them as, well, placemats, but I decided to turn them into some throw pillows for the lounge.

Honestly, I did this just before heading out to the airport and with my camera already packed, I took some quick snaps on my iphone just to show how quick and easy this project was.

First, I unpicked one end of the placemat. Then I pulled the stiff interfacing away from the fabric and cut it out.

Second, I stuffed the placemat with an old pillowform I had.

And lastly, just a quick stitch to close up the hole and they were done!

What do you think? Not bad for $4.00 and 15 minutes! 

 Looking forward to bringing you some other fun projects really soon. 


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