Sunday, October 20, 2013

DYI Pillows and a Table Runner

Hi Sweets, today I want to share some home-made pillows and a table runner with you. My Mom was here visiting from Germany a while back and I took full advantage of her and her sewing skills...LOL.....
After she sewed the pillows I decorated them. Here we go.....
 

I thought it would be a cute idea to make one of the giant pillows look like a package, so I wrapped it with twine and addressed it to our little Robbie (his initials) from his Omi (Omi means Granny in German)
I have them on the floor in the  dining room for now....what a sweet reminder of her visit....
and here is the next set of pillows she sewed for me.....plain white fabric which we then dressed up with a burlap strip and brown buttons....
I have those pillows in our Family Room.
We had a lot of left over burlap fabric so she sewed me a table runner as well....plain burlap fabric with  white polka-dot burlap ribbon.

looks great on a fall table.....
And once again, here are some cute pics at the end of this post ...I love this one taken earlier this week...all three boys relaxing together....now if I could only get the rabbit to lay right next to Bruce...haha....preferably snuggled up together!
 And the Bunny getting his behind warmed up in front of the fireplace....lol
   I hope these made you smile!!! Thanks for "Hopping" on over....Christine

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77 comments:

  1. Christine, very cute. I know you enjoyed the time with your Mom. So glad you were able to pick up some of her sewing skills.

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  2. Hi Christine,
    Your pillows are so sweet! Love how you added the 'package' details.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  3. Your new pillows are great! I like how you turned one into a package with the german writing. Your bunny is so adorable sitting by the fireplace too. My dog would never let a bunny share his home. Too cute!

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    1. Thanks Kelly.....I am lucky to have such a sweet (and or lazy) dog....LOL

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  4. Cool beans...I mean cool pillows, I LOVE them!

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  5. I love the pillows...but your adorable pets may have stolen the show. giggle.

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    1. thanks for the visit Rhonda, yup those two fur babies steal the show.....

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  6. Your pillows are great-- they seem so comfy and soft!

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  7. I love your pillows and the ones that are tied like a package are fabulous. The runner is wonderful too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Loving the pillows such a cute reminder of loved ones far away and the table runner is fab! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-link-up-party-98.html
    Karin

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    1. Hi Karin, I did link up to your party!!! thanks for the comment!

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  9. Cute, cute, cute...LOVE the "package" pillow...clever :)

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  10. Your pillows are cute, cute cute!!

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  11. Beautiful pillows! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  12. Hi Christine.
    What a great idea. I love your style.

    Happy mid-week.

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /CC girl

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting me all the way from Stockholm.....lol......I love to listen to Swedish.....been watching all the GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO movies with English subtitles...LOL....GREETINGS

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  13. Your pillows are awesome! You always have the best projects to share. Thanx for partying at THT.

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing this on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop at Ducks 'n a Row. I just love pillows!!! Created a Pinterest board just for you (more photos to come, of course!)
    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row

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    1. omg that is so sweet...thanks so much Sinea,,,,have to go find your Pinterest board

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  15. Thanks you so much for stopping by Four Seasons Blog Hop! I love the pillows and thanks for sharing:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Thanks for leaving me a comment Lynn...great party

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  16. Love your bunny!! Does he roam the house freely? What a cool pet! But what I really want to say is ... your pillows are adorable! What a nice reminder of your Mom's visit!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Jennifer.....the Bunny comes in on ALMOST a daily basis to play inside......he uses the litter box so it's no problem. However we do not leave him inside while we are gone. They do like to chew on cables, etc....his hutch is outside on a covered back porch. He is loads of fun!!!

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    2. Love your setting and it took me like three looks before deciding that fuzzy rabbit was REAL! OMG! Hilarious! Anyhow, glad to have found you and hope you'll follow along over at my place as well! Happy Friday! -Kennesha, www.restorationhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

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    3. Hi Kennesha, thanks so much for stopping by....Yup that Bunny is real for sure.....so is the dog, although he has been mistaken for a bear rug before!!! LOL. Thanks for following me along , I will visit you next.

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  17. Just loving these adorable pillows! Also the sweet doggie relaxing on the floor! lol ;)

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    1. Thanks Deidre, did you see there is also a bunny relaxing on the floor? Right behind the dog...LOL...thanks for stopping by

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  18. Your pillows are just lovely, I especially like the one with buttons. You have such a cozy home!

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    1. Thanks so much Abby, COZY is the most important to make a house a home!!!! hope to see you visit again soon!

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  19. LOVE the pillows! They are so great...I think the boy on the couch is the cutest. ;)

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    1. Thanks Michele, I was so thrilled to get all three boys (dog, bunny and child) relaxing together in one shot......LOL

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  20. These pillows are so cute! Love them wrapped like a package! Thanks for sharing all you great burlap items at TTF!

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  21. I like your pillows - they are adorable. I'm liking your dining room light fixture and burlap table runner as well. I found you over at the Link Party Palooza - definitely going to G+ follow!
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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    1. Marie, thanks so much for stopping by and deciding to follow me along!!! I love new followers!!!!

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  22. Your mom did an excellent job on ALL the sewing "jobs" you gave her! How wonderful to have put her talent to use during her visit and letting us see the fruits of her labour! I like them all but my fave are the two pillows with the lettering and tied like a package. However, I think you need to give YOURSELF lots of credit too as the way you have displayed the pillows/runner are terrific. I especially like the boxwood in a pot beside the pillows on the crate - that's what drew me in to your link at Craftberry Bush!

    DD

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. If you liked the boxwood so much, you should check out a past post of mine on decorating with boxwood. Here is the link http://littlebrags.blogspot.com/2013/09/decorating-with-boxwood.html
      And thanks soooo much for the comment luv!

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  23. Christine, I LOVE these pillow! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend - pinning and sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Christine, I love the simplicity of all your pillows and table runner! So cute and I love the word OMI. My grands call me grammy or granny Janny. Great to have a wonderful mom to help. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. that bunny makes me smile so very big!

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    1. ahhhhh I love it when the critter cuteness makes people smile Jann...thanks so much for the comment luv

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  25. I love your style! And, I got a giggle when I realized the 'little dog' was a bunny ... especially after thinking about him & the BIG doggie sharing a space!! How cute is that?!

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    1. Hi Angela, thanks so much for the sweet words! some people actually think the rabbit is a stuffed animal...lol

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  26. I love the pillows and the runner (I think the runner is my favorite). And all of your boys are so cute! I want to give them all a big hug and a cuddle! :)
    Thanks for linking up at Twirl & Take a Bow!
    ~ Brooke ~

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  27. Okay.... I need to know where you got that potted boxwood! It is so adorable!

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    1. Brittany thanks so much for the visit. The boxwood is actually not potted. It is a fake giant boxwood ball, very light and it just sits on top of the bucket.

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  28. Your house is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

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  29. Love this pillows! I would love to invite you to link up at Modern Cottage Mondays at Curate by Carrie Corson:) http://www.curatebycarriecorson.com

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    1. Hi Carrie, thanks so much for the invite..I will add it to my linky parties starting next Monday

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  30. Your pillows are wonderful, and I just want to take that bunny home with me!! adorable!!

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    1. lol, yeah he is a cutie....thanks for hopping on over Debra

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  31. Hi Christine, Your new pillows are adorable! Thanks so much for joining the Open House party and check out your feature this week.
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. oh Sherry thanks so much for the heads up.....that is so exciting!!!

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  32. If I haven't told you already, love those sweet pillows from"Omi".

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  33. Christine, Just wanted you to know I will be featuring this creative project at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week. I love how the pillows turned out!! Happy Halloween too!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  34. Hi Christine! Just popping in again to let you know that I am featuring your beautiful pillows tonight at Best of the Weekend and thank you again so much for sharing them! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  35. Lol! I always ask my mom and MIL to sew for me! I'm glad I'm not the only one who passes off that duty! Your pillows turned out so beautifully! Thank you so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you back on Sunday at 7pm EST to link up your furniture transformations! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

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  36. Christine, I love your pillows! I am featuring them tomorrow on my blog for the Get Your DIY On features! I hope you'll join us tomorrow to link up furniture makeovers :) Thanks again for linking up! Love the bunny too!!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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    1. Hey Mandy, wow thanks sooo much for the feature...cant wait to check it out.....xoxoxo

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  37. Christine - I found you last week and have had fun looking around your site - when I came across your pillow tutorial, I realized, we live in the same area!!! How awesome is that! I will keep checking in from time to time and I am so glad we were neighbors last week at #ImpartingGrace

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