Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trashtastic Tuesday- A Winter Pillow

I don’t have a finished project to show you today for Trashtastic Tuesday.  I have been pretty busy around here in the past week and have done a few things, but did not get a chance to finish a project for this week, however, I do have a couple of things in the works, so I thought I would show you those.  The past couple of times I have went to my local Goodwill I have not scored big like I always hope I will.  And we don’t have tons to choose from in the way of thrifting around here.  Sunday  JC and I were in Morgantown, so I talked him into stopping by the Goodwill store there.  Still not a huge score, but I did find a couple of things. 

Have any of you seen pillows and other objects of cuteness floating around the internet that people have covered using old sweaters?  If not, look around, there are some really cute ones out there.  I found a few that I would  like to show you!  You know, just to give you an idea of what I mean.  You can click the link under each picture to go to the source.

How cute is this dog bed made out of a patchwork or old sweaters?  John and Sherry from YHL totally need to make this!  I can see Berger on it right now.  

patchwork quilt dog bed made from old sweaters

These look really complicated to make, but they are made from old sweaters!  Why oh why did I never learn how to sew??


These look a little more do-able for me, simple and pretty.

These cozy up the black leather couch so much.  I need at least one for my black leather chair.  

Love the yellow one, so bright and sunny, but yet warm and cozy!

created at: 02/20/2012

Look at these, made of old button down men's shirts and a man's sweater.  so clever!

These add the perfect touch of winter to this room.  

DIY Sweater Pillows

I love this one with the stripe.  I might try using this tutorial.   
how to make recycled sweater pillow

Anyway, I could go on showing you the adorable things I have found online to do with old sweaters, but I think you get the idea.  Aren’t they so cute!?!  Now, I can’t sew a lick, and I don’t own a sewing machine.  But I want to make a pillow cover out of an old sweater, bad!  I am not sure what I am goig to do yet about the part where I don't own a sewing machine.  I have to think on that one.  I do work in a school and there are sewing machines here.   And I found the perfect pillow and the perfect sweater at the Goodwill on Sunday.  I paid $1 for the pillow and $3.99 for the sweater.  Here they are. 


The sweater is so warm and cozy feeling, and I love the colors. 




If you look at the window in the background, yes Mr. 5 year old has scribbled on it with window markers.  Fun, and windexes right off.  


So, now I have to figure how I am going to get this done.  But I vow that it will get done, before spring!  I promise to show it to you, good, bad, or ugly!  I also have a couple of old cans from soup that I ate last week that I want to do something with.  I want to reorganize and de clutter Mr. 12 year old’s desk.  I am going to repurpose these and use them to hold some things.  I just haven’t decided what exactly I am going to do with them, yet….


Some things I have been busy with this week were getting some more painting done in my kitchen.  I painted above the cabinets, and I painted the backsplash a glossy white.  The white was just the first step to the backsplash I have planned.  I am hoping to paint faux subway tiles.  Stay tuned later this week to see the progress I made in the kitchen.  And to see pictures of my kitchen already in progress click here.   I also gave a bookshelf a simple and super cheap update that I will show you before the week is over.  Click here to see the bookshelf I am speaking of.   Have a great week!