I blame Pinterest.com. First I blame Second Story Window for introducing me to Pinterest…then I blame all the talented, amazing people who post stuff on Pinterest…then I blame Pinterest itself for creating such an addictive, but wonderful, website!
Pinterest.com is basically an online “bulletin board” of sorts where you can “pin” pictures of all your favorite things! One of the things that I can’t seem to get enough of is all the brilliant and creative do-it-yourself projects that people post!
Last week I ran across this gem! It’s called “Bed in a Bag” and it sells on this website for 90 pounds in the UK or roughly $144.00 US dollars! As you can see…it’s basically 5 pillowcases sewn together with pillows stuffed inside!
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I decided to attempt to make my own (ATTEMPT being the operative word, because I haven’t touched my sewing machine in EONS and because DIY is not necessarily my forte`…but I am quickly developing an obsession with it.)
I bought the pillowcases at our neighborhood Thrift Store for .50 cents each and the pillows at the Dollar Store for $5 each. (I already had two pillows at home laying around I wasn’t using). It was surprisingly EASY and AFFORDABLE and FUN to do! It probably took me about an hour from start to finish. I can’t wait to make more! My kids are already putting in requests. :-))))
My nephew Jed turned 6 yesterday so I decided to make him one for his birthday. I used 2 red Ralph Lauren pillowcases made out of a soft jersey material…and two navy blue cotton pillowcases. .50 cents each from the thrift store!
Here is a picture my sister sent me of him fast asleep on his “present” last night. :-) I have to say that made my day!!! And I would also have to say….that is “One Good Thing“. :-)
The one I made for Jed is blue and red. I forgot to take a picture of the whole thing laid out before I gave it to him. What can I say? I was way excited!