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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chicken-Scratch-Saturday: Holiday Pillows!

[Posted this last year on my old blog]

Last year, I read from Stacey on her blog I'm a Lazy Mom, this amazing idea of using Christmas placemats to sew together into throw pillows. She got the idea from Traci Romine at Decorating the Lazy Mom Way.

Wherever it came from, I love it.

So when I went on my annual day-after Christmas sale for next year's wrapping paper, I saw this set of two Christmas kitchen hand towels on sale for $2.50. Brought 'em home, sewed 'em up with some old pillow forms I had lying around, and voila, two of the cutest little Christmassy throw pillows you've ever seen in no time flat.
[That plain red one is one of our regular pillows]

Thank you Stacey. Thank you Traci. I love my new pillows!


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In case you didn't know it, I'm like the queen of blog-hoppin' lately. It's kind of like square dancing but without the dated outfits, smelly gym, and elderly caller.

Since today is Saturday, that means I'm linking up with:

Camera Critter's Life With Dogs Pet Blogger Hop
Tutus and Tea Parties' Pinteresting Party

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I read every one!
But I can't hit 'reply',
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  1. Love the pillow!! Thanks for commenting on my hand painted pillows a few weeks back. I love your "can't hit reply" disclaimer! lol At least I know you understand why it took me so long to reply. :) Have a wonderful Christmas! - Claire

  2. This is such a cute idea!

    I'm holding my very first giveaway today if you would like to come take a peek! I think you might like this one Anne. ;-)

  3. The pillow is very beautiful Anne! Thanks a lot for sharing and for coming by TESHUVA, do have a super blessed weekend.
    Following you now.

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  5. Hey guys, thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked the pillows. Jamie, thanks for the heads-up on the giveaway, will check it out!

  6. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for visiting me at crispy Shipley. I love this idea! I would have never thought to use

  7. They don't look like chicken scratch to me. You did an excellent job! TALU!

  8. Great idea! I think even I could manage to pull that one off. :)

  9. My favorite combo: Creative and Cheap! TALU-ho, Anne!

  10. Those are cute! And they go so well with your decor. (another TALU visitor)

  11. Hi Anne, this is such a great and simple idea. I wouls like to feature it tomorrow on my blog in a DIY holiday craft post I'm doing. hope that's okay. thank for linking up to the Empowered Living hop

  12. Great idea!
    Thank you for stopping by and linking up at the Friday Chaos this week.
    Have a nice weekend




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