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My birthday is this month and I decided to make something for myself for a change. I don’t do it very often. My sofa pillows are in desperate need of a makeover (so does my sofa but that’s a different project) and some of them are starting to fall apart. I plan on making several more things for myself in the weeks (ok, probably months) to come (don’t want to get too ambitious now! Ha!) Maybe next time I’ll be brave and show picts of my nasty (but very sturdy) sofa, though probably not. (It really is bad.) Anyway, I digress. Here’s this week’s pillow, in perfect colors to match my walls and draperies (red, harvest orange, chocolate-brown) using more of the discontinued home dec fabric swatches…

Until next week…

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‘It’s Easy Being Green’ by colourbazaar


READY to ship Hand-crochet v…

$42.00

Eco Friendly Lime Green Tagu…

$6.00

Half kiwi fruit coasters (se…

$16.00

Pet Shop Reusable Snack Bag

$6.25

The Lily Pad Hat PICK A SIZ…

$24.00

Repurposed fabric Oven mitts…

$24.50

8.5 oz. Lime Green Matic Dif…

$5.85

Lime Green and Black Lego Br…

$12.00

Recycled Billboard Banner St…

$18.00

Cucumber Melon Soap Handmade…

$5.50

woodland greens felted wool …

$24.00

Stick Sculpture Clock no11 -…

$88.00

Vintage Fabric Applique Leaf…

$45.00

Mojito All NATURAL Lip Balm …

$3.00

Organic Fabric Rattle Baby B…

$13.50

Urban Camo Recycled Magazine…

$30.00

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I found this jacket in my studio closet.

Front

Back

I made it in the late 90s, created the pattern and the stencil designs, invested hours of time and effort into it. Published in the Belle Armoire Magazine, I’m very proud of this jacket and have found it hard to part with inspite of its being terribly outdated. BUT it’s been using up valuable storage space so something’s gotta give. What to do? Give it a new purpose…

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How to Make a Jacket into a Pillow

Lay the jacket flat, then fold the edges in to approximate the size and shape of pillow you want…

Mark roughly, with a removable pencil or pen, the dimensions of the pillow on front and back, if needed. Then take out the lining either by unpicking or cutting…

Unpick the hem, then take out the side seams either by unpicking or cutting…

(You might also need to take the sleeves off depending on your jacket or pillow)

Now mark off the dimensions of your pillow with a ruler and removable pen or pencil. (Mine is 18″ x 18″)

Then add a 1/2″ seam allowance using your ruler and removable pencil/pen…

(Do these steps for both back and front of jacket)

Lay the jacket front flat and pin through all the layers of facing/lapel to stabilize…

(The front button closure will serve as your opening, where you will insert the pillow form)

Cut around the outer line you drew, both front and back, keeping pins in place. Then BASTE where you’ve pinned to stabilize all the layers.

Undo the buttons. Now place front and back pieces RIGHT sides together and pin…

Then STITCH 1/2″ from raw edges all the way around. Use the front button area to turn the pillow right side out…

Use a point turner to push the corners out, press if needed, then insert your pillow form…

Button the buttons and you’re done!

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‘~ Chic and Green! Awesome Eco-Friendly Gifts under $30’ by chicmoderne


Briar Rose Recycled Leather …

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Little whale wallet in purpl…

$22.00

Pure bronze delicate eco fri…

$30.00

5 Eco-Friendly Organic Cotto…

$29.00

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing…

$29.00

Aromatherapy Bath Salt Set -…

$22.00

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Naugh…

$4.25

Eco Friendly Clear Flattened…

$

Organic recycled mixed metal…

$24.00

Recycled Skateboard Sweet Lo…

$

ONSALE. Repurposed, 5 Copper…

$23.99

SALE Black Taupe swirl Shoul…

$29.50

Stripey Wool Baby Hat

$15.00

Mini Eco Journal in Cinnamon…

$16.00

Handwoven Rag Rug – Red

$29.00

Round Disc Turquoise Swirl R…

$19.00

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‘Busy Moms Special Offers in Blue for Black Friday & More’ by asiabataev

All those beautful items were made by very busy moms. Hope you like the things and support moms 🙂 Enjoy and… buy!


Navy Blue and Green Geometri…  

$25.00

15% OFF – Thinking of You DI…  

$7.65

Chrysophase and Sterling Sil…  

$15.00

Adult Reversible Fabric Head…  

$6.00

ON SALE Necklace, Washer, Ri…  

$17.60

SALE Children by Ocean origi…  

$112.00

ON SALE Show your love Brace…  

$12.75

Whimsical Blue Topaz and Sil…  

$32.00

Blue Winter Wonderland Teapo…  

$45.50

Small Zip Pouch – Deco Rose  

$8.00

Blue Woodland Delight blanke…  

$30.00

Black Fri/Cyber Mon Sale Blu…  

$16.00

Tree of Life Eco Friendly No…  

$20.00

ON SALE Dallas Cowboys Infan…  

$15.40

FREE SHIPPING – Turquoise Cr…  

$7.50

SALE Hand-Printed Crib Sheet…  

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‘Holiday Inspired’ by rockpapertekla

All items from BusyMoms Team!


Funky Star Humongous Christm…

$33.50

Etsy Free Shipping – Vintage…

$14.75

Love Lives Cozy Here in Red …

$20.00

Mod Snowflake Earrings with …

$6.50

Sale Funky Critters Christma…

$24.00

Holiday Jam Label – SPREAD T…

$8.50

Mermaid Paper Doll 26 – Wrap…

$5.00

Velvet trimmed Christmas apr…

$25.00

Skinny Wristlet Zipper Pouch…

$20.00

Christmas Memories- Pure Soy…

$7.75

Moose doll, Christmas Decora…

$12.00

12 Holiday Cupcake Toppers

$9.00

Mom Power Silver Pendant

$18.00

Tabletop Tree Skirt — Antiq…

$22.00

Christmas tree earrings

$12.00

Children Crochet Green Ribbo…

$45.00

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