The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Christmas Pillows in August!

You read correct, ladies. . .
Christmas Pillows in August  On Crooked Creek!

Now for those of you who  l o v e  to sew this is an easy task, but I  h a t e  to sew! I will state for the record. . .that I  l o v e our new Christmas pillows!!!

For two Christmas Seasons, my hopeful Christmas pillows have been in this state of being. Vintage buttons sewn in a wreath pattern with a white string tied to hold the bow placement.

My inspiration came from a Christmas Gooseberry Patch flyer. Notice the red pillow on the porch swing??? That stole my heart! I cut the photo from the flyer and placed it in the crafting suitcase I take on vacation!

I have lots of vintage buttons and a bag of fiberfill, all I had to purchase was red fabric! Since I wanted to keep the pillows small, I chose felt rectangles. . .5 for $1.00!

Following the placement of vintage buttons from the photo, I hand stitched each button into place. When we arrived home from vacation, I packed the pillows away until closer to Christmas!

That was my last year to work retail for Christmas. Need I say more? Time was not on my side! So, until this past week, these pillow fronts have been sitting in the plastic tub marked Christmas Pillows on the lowel level storage unit shelves.

Until today, when fabric and vintage buttons came together to make two Christmas pillows On Crooked Creek!

"Mr. Ed" stuffed each pillow with the fiberfill for me. "The man" can do anything, ladies!!! Then I cut and tied the aqua satin ribbon making a double bow!

One completed Christmas pillow down, one to go!

Christmas On Crooked Creek ,
made a bit more special since the completion of our new
Christmas Pillows in August!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining in the festivities @ A Homespun Christmas Link Party!
This week our dear hostess is Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch featuring Handmade Holidays ! Be sure to visit for inspiration abounds @ Cedar Hill Ranch !
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