Monday, November 20, 2017

My Favorite Pillow Covers & De Stash Challenge

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family in the US!


I am co-hosting a Winter Holiday Link Party later today.  New as well as older posts are welcome as long as they fit the theme and are family friendly.  Please come back, OK?

Right now, though, this is my post where I join other bloggers for a monthly challenge to create from what we have hoarded stashed in craft supplies, spending no more than $10 for miscellaneous bits like glue or ribbon.





My project was completely inspired by this DIY Graphic Pillow post at The Boondocks Blog.  Hers is for Autumn, but I am just now getting around to it  ;-)  so mine is for Winter!


Is anyone else a fan of The Sound of Music?  This scene is my favorite!  (see what I did there?)


I translated a few lines from the song My Favorite Things into graphic designs for heat transfer paper and put my cutting machine and iron to work!

'Notice the steam?  Those silver shapes are from the center of the snowflakes.

Next the fabric was stitched into envelope covers for pillows already on hand.


I think they will work for most of the winter, but in my plan for Christmas, the pillows will be styled alongside this vintage doll somehow and our gifts will be wrapped in brown paper with either string or ribbon and hand stamped gift tags.  You know our cat will be smack in the middle of it, which is another line from the song!


Her white dress was purchased and a blue satin sash was added to fit into our theme.  I hope I can sew a pair of shoes for her.  We'll see!


Can you imagine something like this with brown packages and a tree?  (After Thanksgiving, of course!)  'Just curious...  When do you start decorating for Christmas?  What are your Favorite Things?


You are welcome to join a group of bloggers who are challenged every month by C'mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash!
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29 comments:

  1. I love this!! (And now that song will be stuck with me all day haha!) A great idea to incorporate the song into the pillows and I love the fabrics.

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  2. Cute pillows! Love the Sound of Music-inspired mittens pillow. Visiting from 2017 Holiday Link Party Hop.

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  3. Thanks for hosting the Holiday Link Party. My post is "Tips to Boost Gratitude Today!" @ https://obloggernewbie.blogspot.com/2017/11/tips-to-boost-gratitude-today.html This subject is one we need to remember all year long. Wishing you and your readers a Heathy, Happy, Holiday Season and much LOVE and JOY in the New Year. Nancy Andres

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  4. What a great way to change up your decor!

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  5. Marci, The pillows are wonderful and will look great all winter long! Pinning to share.

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  6. Marci, what a lovely idea to make pillows based on The Sound of Music! I loved that whole movie! I adore your pillows too! Pinned. Visiting from the Challenge.

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  7. Oh my goodness I love it! I love that song at Christmas and to incorporate that into your pillow design is so cool. What machine cutter do you use that can cut fabric like that into appliques? I totally need one of those because I use fabric and sew more than paper crafts. Thanks so much for the idea. pinned:)

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  8. Marci I am a huge fan of the sound of music. I think your pillows are awesome! And we have to give thanks to Nikki Frank Hamilton for providing us with a great tutorial.

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  9. What pretty pillow covers, Marci. My Christmas decorating doesn't begin until after Thanksgiving either. It just seems odd to host Thanksgiving with Christmas decor all around. I did that a few years ago and it just didn't suit me. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. Pinning and Sharing.

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  10. Really cute pillows, perfect for winter. Pinned to share.

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  11. I love cute pillows, and these are definitely cute! I especially love the snowfake pillow and the mittens pillow. Pinning!

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  12. I am a huge Sound of Music fan! These pillows are awesome. I don't typically start decorating for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving but I do start some Christmas crafts before that so I can have enough time to finish everything by the big day.

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  13. I adore these pillows. But then The Sound of Music is one of my all time favorite shows. I wore out 4 records of the Broadway soundtrack before starting on the movie soundtrack. The pillows are perfection in every way.

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  14. Whipping up those covers sounds so easy. How come I always keep pushing project like this away for one day? I like that you used the leftover bits from the snowflakes for the steam. Your eye for detail is admirable. I bet you will have a wonderful warm Christmas nook with those pillows, the doll and wonderfully wrapped pressies.

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  15. Love the pillows! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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  16. Hello - just popping in from the We are Pinnable party. Love those pillows! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with your readers.
    Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage
    http://www.vintagemamascottage.com

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  17. These pillows are perfect for the holiday season. My favorite is the tea pot. New decorative pillow covers are on my 'to do' list, but we shall see if I can make some.

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  18. This is my type of DIY! Quick and easy and it looks beautiful! I'm going to give it a go. Thanks for the tutorial

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  19. Popping by again to let you know I'll be featuring this at today's Snickerdoodle Party! Thanks for partying with us, Marci!

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  20. These are so cute. I'm familiar with The Boondocks Blog. I love that you changes the pattern to a winter theme. The mittens are my favorites. Thanks for joining Sunday's Best. Please bring your friends from the challenge. We would love to see their posts.

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  21. What a cute crafts and I love the theme idea too!

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  22. I love the idea of the theme you have going! Great movie.
    :) gwingal

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  23. What a fun theme! I do love The Sound of Music... <3 Happily pinning a bunch. :) I think the mitten pillow cover is my favorite, too. {Agreeing with Rhonda from above.} Happy Christmas time to you, Marci!!! :)

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  24. What cute pillows I love the mittens

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  25. The warm woolen mittens cushion is one of the nicest cushions I have seen for the Winter. It is so fun and playful. I can almost here Favorite Things playing.

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  26. Adorable pillows! Especially love the "warm woolen" pillow!

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  27. Your pillows are lovely. I want some xmas ones.

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  28. You are a very talented seamstress! I love the pillow covers. Thank you for sharing with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I've pinned and shared.

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