Sunday, March 08, 2009

Measure twice. Cut once.

Good advice.

You shouldn't skip the measuring step and decide to "wing it" just because you have a baby who doesn't nap very well, are working full time from home, and have a myriad of other chores and obligations to attend to...

'Cause, you know, two simple pillows will take twice as long to complete that way. You may also end up having to include buttons on your envelope backed pillows because they won't stay closed

Though, every challenge is an opportunity. More sage advice.

On hand: Down pillow forms salvaged from our old apartment, barkcloth from Barb, Japanese print purchased in Hawaii, buttons from rummage sale

Upcycled: Reuse of pillow forms (though I can't imagine who would get rid of these just because they didn't like the cover they came with any more)

Cost: ~$4 for backing fabric

Favorite of the day: Geninne's stamp drawer

Working on: "Granny Chic" curtains for my craft closet

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