Bunny Pillow

As I decorated the house for Easter, I saw these pillows that I had picked up from a thrift store in the fall to sit on an outside bench.  They worked well while leaves turned and cooler breezes flew into Arizona but they were out of place as birds chirped spring’s song.  I sat at Starbucks and quickly looked through Pinterest.  I found an idea that I thought would work up quickly and give these pillows a fresh look. 

Bunny Pillow - Old

I headed off to Joann’s and purchased ecru duck cloth that was on sale for $5.99/yard, a fat quarter of blue cloth, wonder under and jute. I already had thread and buttons.

Bunny Pillow - Sewing
Fabric cut, bunnies adhered to the front and stitched right sides together so they could be turned. Leaving the back open allows the old pillow to be used as a pillow form that can be inserted into the bunny pillow case.  I like this idea because it is my hope that the cover can be taken off and washed for other springtimes to come. 

Bunny Pillow - stand alone
First pillow done – I decided to use buttons for the nose and cotton tail instead of pom poms since these pillows were going to be used outside.

Bunny Pillows - bench
Soon both pillows were done and sitting on the bench.

Bunny Pillows - by finished
All finished

Many years ago my aunt who is accomplished in needlework upgraded her sewing machine and offered me her Viking. This machine has been good to me. It has sewn children’s pjs at Christmas time, little girl’s dresses, a vest for a little boy to wear to his great grandmother’s 80th birthday, crafts and home deco items. It sews straight and is trustworthy when I call it to service.  I hope the same can be said of me (at least on most days 🙂

I enjoy taking something and finding a new purpose for it – I think these pillows brighten an already sunny backyard.

The original idea for the bunny pillow can be found HERE  


Crafty Christmas Cash Giveaway

Katherine announced that Amy W is our fortunate winner of this fun giveaway.  Amy – I hope you have a blast with all the fun craft supplies and the $175.00.  Thanks everyone.

This giveaway is closed.

Craft Supplies and Cash – Oh MY!!- The baker’s twine and washi tape can be used in so many ways.  The straws make a cold drink or smoothie extra special and who couldn’t use 175 extra dollars?  Many thanks to Katherine for creating such a wonderful giveaway and inviting me to participate as a sponsor.  Amazing what can be accomplished when many give a little.  It is a delight of my heart to partner with others to make someone’s Christmas a little extra special.  Read below for more details how you can enter this giveaway.

Crafty Christmas Cash Giveaway

It’s giveaway time! I’m joining Katherines Corner and Art by Karena, BeBetsy, Cropped Stories, Deliciously Inspired, My Turn for Us, Mamas Little Treasures, Ruby For Women, Practically Functional and Sew Crafty Angel to bring you this wonderful Crafty Christmas Cash Giveaway. We all got together to make this giveaway extra special ♥

Crafty Christmas Cash Giveaway

Enter to win $175 (US) Christmas Cash and a few crafty goodies from Katherine too! This is a fun way to get your holiday shopping and crafting off to a great start. Katherine included some of her favorite craft supplies- bakers twine, washi tape, paper straws ( a great photo prop too) and a lovely paper mache’ pear ready for your embellishments. We all added some cash.

We are so happy to be part of your crafty holiday season . ♥

Crafty Christmas Cash Giveaway prizes

Entering is easy, log into the entry form using your email address or facebook and click on the first entry on the rafflecopter form. 
Then read the terms and conditions and click yes.   Then confirm you are a follower of  Katherine’s Corner and Art by Karena, BeBetsy, Cropped Stories, Deliciously Inspired, My Turn for Us, Mamas Little Treasures, Ruby For Women, Practically Functional and Sew Crafty Angel.
This will unlock the bonus entries . Any other entries you choose to enter are all optional additional entries.

Open to all. Giveaway starts today November 1st and ends November 29th.

The giveaway button is posted on the right sidebar just copy and paste the code to your blog for your giveaway button entry.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and Happy, Happy, Happy! Good luck everyone 🙂


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Pick Your Plum

It’s always fun to find a new way to purchase items that enhance our everyday lives.   I discovered a website that have daily offers which can range from purses to craft items.  They only have so many to sell each day and often things are gone quickly but that’s what can make it fun.  I am enjoying the cute items they offer and find their pricing affordable, the quality of their products high and their shipping is reliable.  One of my recent purchases – striped twine in several colors 🙂  Going to be so cute attaching gift tags, wrapping up a loaf of banana bread, etc.