Tonight we are anticipating a snow day tomorrow. When you have two teachers in a house this is a HUGE thing. I should have cleaned bathrooms, but decided they can wait until tomorrow (unless I have to work). I decided to finish a few projects and one thing lead to another...you all know how that goes.
I bought some towels at IKEA right before Christmas. I needed some new kitchen towels and I liked these. I think they were $2 for two towels. I had thought about using them to make something for Christmas, but alas time slipped away. Tonight I dug them up and decided they would make good faux European linen looking pillow cases.
Here is what they looked like before (this is why I held the confession on not ironing):
The finished product:
A closer view...
I had two pillows that fit these cases perfectly. These are old bed pillows that are smashed down and are sitting in our closet. I really like the way the look. I think they would look great on our bed as well. I can also see them used outdoors this summer with my red Adirondack chairs. Fourth of July?
My second project tonight was a vintage paper garland. I saw this in my FAVORITE antique store (http://camasantiques.blogspot.com/), but they used circles. I bought a heart punch at Micheal's yesterday for $6 with my coupons and began punching. I started sewing two hearts together with the help of Ms.Delia.
On the mantel (these do have a tendency to tangle)
A close view. Don't you love the handwriting in this vintage grammar book?
I am selling these on Etsy if you don't have a lot of snow days in your future.
Finally, I made this last year, but because my old Blog vanished I thought I would reshare. It was inspired by Jen at Tator Tots and Jello. I heart it still.
I am hoping to have an epic snow storm tonight so I can continue on this crafting binge. If it keeps up I might even get the bathrooms cleaned.