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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Being Resourceful

I love crafting and I love being resourceful. I had a cute little fingertip towel that I'd gotten after Valentine's Day on sale one year. I had sitting it out on the bathroom counter and that's exactly what it did - it sat there. So I thought, "This towel is useless like this. What can I do with it?" Then I saw where someone had taken two kitchen towels and used one to make a pillow and another one to make a pocket. How clever to use that beautiful stitching on the towel to embellish a pillow!

I had leftover fabric from the curtains I made for our guest room, and I had a faded throw pillow that needed new life. I made a simple little pillow case for the pillow by cutting out two rectangles of fabric and sewing the three sides together. I then put the pillow inside, then stitched across the opening.

To make the pocket I cut a 4x6 inch piece of my fingertip towel, turned the edges under and stitched them on the machine. I then placed the pocket on the pillow and hand sewed three sides to the fabric. Ta da! A Valentine pillow that serves a purpose!

Since yesterday was February the first I put a note and a treat in the pocket for my husband to find. I think two weeks' worth of notes ought to let him know he's #1 in my heart!

Take a look around and see what you can re purpose then tell me about it!

Thanks for stopping by,


Dale said...

And I'll be sure to stop by and see what's in your pocket today!

Dianne said...

I wonder if SOMEONE might leave you a little something one day! :-)

Dianne said...

Very cute, by the way!