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  


Spring Has Sprung Giveaway

Flowers, bunnies, and Easter are all a part of the spring season and I’m excited to be a part of an exciting giveaway.  All the information you need to enter is listed below – who knows you might just win the gifts which include a $200.00 PayPal card…….

Katherines Corner is having a Giveaway! The Spring Has Sprung Giveaway! I’m partnering with Katherines Corner, Woods Of Bell Trees, Sew Crafty Angel, Deliciously Inspired, Vintage Mamas Cottage,Craving Some Creativity,An Italian In My Kitchen, Marla Martenson,The Casual Craftlete,Gods Growing Garden ,Heartbeats and Soulstains and Celebration Ideas

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Good luck in the giveaway. ♥

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Jelly Bean Spring Centerpiece

It is fun to have something new and fresh for the upcoming holiday.  Begin to pick up your supplies a little at a time over the next few weeks and you’ll have everything you need to quickly assemble this sweet centerpiece.  


Here is how I created this decoration:

Square Vase –  I didn’t have a square glass vase so I went to the thrift store and found one for $3.  With a little soap and water it looked brand new.  This is a great shaped vase to have for other reasons – I use mine when I am placing an assortment of munchies out for a gathering.  It works well for pretzels, cookies, etc.

Jelly Beans and Flowers – Here is where you can make the centerpiece your own. There are so many different colors of jelly beans and flowers.  I purchased 3 packages of jelly beans and pink flowers at The Dollar Store. 

Peeps – I decided on bunnies because I’m just that kind of girl.  But these come in a variety of colors and shapes.  Purchase enough to go around the sides of your vase.  These can be found at grocery or drug stores. 

Foam Square – Purchase a piece of foam that will sit in the bottom of the vase at  craft store.

Now you are ready to put together:

1.  The block of foam should not fit the entire space.  Cut it down using a serrated sharp knife so there is an area for the jelly beans.  Use the picture as your guide.

2.  Pour the layer of jelly beans around the foam.

3.  Stack the peeps on top of the jelly beans.

4.  Insert the flowers into the foam.  My stems were a little long so I shortened by bending and using wire cutters.  Sometimes you can shorten by just bending and twisting.