Monday, June 6, 2011

Yum. Vintage grain sack pillows...and an amazing giveaway!

Well, if you read my last post then you know that I am on a mission to create, create, create with all the items I have stashed away.  I will be trying to work my way through the pile of "amazing stuff yet to be created" as soon as possible so that I can clean out my craft room. 

So yesterday I made some more distressed chalkboards, a couple of ring bearer pillows and two grain sack pillows.  I still have a few more to make but progress is progress, right?!

When I make pillows, I usually make the entire pillow...not just a slip cover. 

I see people on Etsy selling just the slip for as much if not more than I sell the entire pillow for.  I just don't get that.  Don't get me wrong I love pillow covers too!  I love to swap out looks easily but shouldn't the price reflect that lack of a pillow form?  I'm just sayin'.

Anywho, I'll get off of my high horse now.

I scored 3 old cotton sugar sacks before my buying lock down.  I was thinking maybe some mini pillows but would like to do something different.  ANY IDEAS?  Please share the love.

Next up for this week:  a tutorial for THE laziest pillows EVER!

**I also wanted to share with you all an amazing giveaway that's going on right now over at Dreamy Whites.  If you haven't checked out her blog before, go there right now...everything will make you swoon.  Right now she's having a giveaway for a whopping $250.00 gift card to her online store.  AMAZING!

Hope you all having a good Monday.  :)

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  1. Oh Aaron, I just love these! Love, love, love!


  2. You go, girl! Hubs will be proud!
    What about tote bags from the sugar sacks? Just a thought! Rock on. :)
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  3. I love your pillows!!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway link too!

    Marie @ spunbyme

  4. oh, those pillows are fabulous!!!

  5. Everything you create is just beautiful! I can feel your enthusiasm with each project.

  6. Love old grain sacks! The pillows are great!

  7. So beautiful!! I have an obsession with vintage grainsacks, they are so yummy!
    Have a great night.

  8. Love your pillows, I have a stash too and need to get busy!!! They look great! Thanks for sharing the inspiration, xo Debra

  9. Ahhh! You had me at grain sacks! I am a total addict to them - and your pillows are just great! :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. Wow - these are all so fabulous - I love them!! Great job of getting through all the stuff you have already. That's really tough.

    Visiting from Feathered Nest Fridays :O)


  11. Oh I am so loving this~ so charming!! Thank you for sharing at FNF :)

  12. How lovely! A true metamorphosis.

    If you have a moment, please stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday to you.

  13. I'm swooning over your pillows (and a little jealous that you have that kind of stuff stashed to make these lovlies with!) Would love for you to stop by and share them at the Tuesday To Do Party!


  14. Hi Aaron, It sounds like you have been really busy. Thanks for sharing these fabulous pillows at my party.

  15. How cute these are. I would love to find some old sacks that I could afford...Ebay is a good place, sometimes. :)

  16. These are awesome! I love them, love them, love them. I can never find these grain sacks, though and I want one! You make beautiful items...would you be interested in doing a giveaway on my blog? Let me know!

  17. Oooo!

    Love your pillows!

    I just scored a couple piles of grain/flour sacks, so I guess I will have to get busy, huh?

    Thanks for showing these!

  18. Love them - I'm always a sucker for grain sacks :)

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