Sunday, September 25, 2011

Getting My Craft On!

Yesterday was DIY crafting day here at my house.  I had a couple of projects going on at the same time and then Hannah decided to join in on the craziness.

Remember my list from yesterday?  Here's what I got done.

1.  Replaced the mini blinds in the kitchen and laundry room.  It looks much better now!!

2.  Buy a curtain rod for the laundry room window.  I can't wait to show you!

3.  Buy spring rods for the bookcases.  Did it!

4.  Shop for curtains for the bookcases.  Found them!

5.  Search for material to put on my bulletin board.  Did it and finished it!  It looks amazing!

6.  Buy materials needed to  make my roo pillows!  Did it and only made one.

Hannah and I took off early yesterday morning and went thrifting.  She found more LP's for her collection.  The Sound of Music, Grease and Dumbo.  If she keeps going, you'll soon be hearing me complain about all the LP's laying around in her room.  Here we go again!  I was so happy that I was able to find everything I needed to get these DIY projects done.

I'm going to share one of them with you today.  The roo pillow!  It was so easy!  All I needed was the placemats, hemming tape and some polyfil stuffing.  I did learn to be patient when you iron the hemming tape on.  I tend to rush things and had to re-do a couple of spots that had come undone.  My placemats were very thick, so this caused me to have to hold the iron on each section a bit longer.  All in worked!  It looks amazing.  I was going to make 2 pillows, but decided I didn't need 2 right now and I was sweating people!  Geesh.  How much can one person do?!  After the holidays, I may go back and make the 2nd pillow once my kitchen table decor goes back to normal.  The red roo pillows were not a match made in heaven with the orange Fall decor right now!

Here's how it all started....
End Result!

Be still my heart!  I made a pillow!   Right now it's found its home on top of the fridge in the laundry room.  Next to my centerpiece from the kitchen table.  Matches perfectly!  This will look amazing at the kitchen table on each end chair once the holidays are over.  Plus, I'm giving you a sneak peek of the curtains I found for the bookcases.

As I said, Hannah jumped on board with the pillow making.  Here's her little creation!

Cute, huh?  She has a basket of material and she made this little pillow for her room.  I think she did a great job.

Can we say DIY bulletin board?!  I can't wait to show you tomorrow!!  The laundry room is coming together.  I'm looking for a chest of drawers to hold my linens now.  So...I'm like a crazy woman on Craigslist right now.  This will enable me to take down all the shelves that hold those items and store them in drawers.  Perhaps a lamp and a pic for that table?  Hub hung the curtains yesterday...I couldn't wait!  We did a couple of other things.  Painting is next.   I hate to paint!  Any volunteers?!

It's time for me to get my couponing game face on this morning.  I have some serious grocery shopping to do today.  Our precious granddaughter Sophia will arrive on Thursday for a few days and we're looking forward to spending some time with her before she's off to Disney World. Oh and her parents will be here as well.  *winks*

Is she just waiting on Nana and Papa kisses or what?!

I'm linking up to this party!

Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night

Knick of Time Interiors


  1. Thanks for stopping by Diane! I just realized that next time I go thrifting...I'm looking at all the placemats for possible pillows! It was such an easy project to do!

  2. Your pillow turned out great and I am impressed by your list! Thank you so much for sharing at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

  3. You always have so much on your list - and you get it done! Love your new Roo pillow. I made my first pillows a couple months back using the same bonding method. Enjoy that beautiful grandbaby.