Having a busy weekend getting ready for Thanksgiving?!?
Only a couple days away, isn't that insane?!?!
It's been rainy and depressing here:
This afternoon, I went out in the rain to snag a present to the house:
I stopped into Target the other day, to get a couple last minute ingredients for the holiday dinner. Like an idiot, I decided to browse through the Christmas items. Will I ever learn?!?
I snagged way too much cute stuff. WAY too much.
These adorable placemats caught my eye:
I had seen somewhere (I wish I could remember where!) last year how someone took these pretty things and turned them into pillows. I had been browsing through the pillows and couldn't bring myself to pay $16.99 for them. These, are $3.99!!
My helper, who isn't really helping much.
Once I got home, I undid the stitching on one side only:
Now, I AM lazy and impatient, but I didn't want these to look silly. So, I took one of my favorite things, Heat N Bond, and my iron and I secured these open edges:
Sorry for the horrible pics. I do my crafting in the evening hours.
Then, I cut 6 pieces of ribbon for each pillow, attached them also with Heat N Bond, to close up the open edge. I LOVE how these turned out!
I already had the perfect sized pillows and just slid them in.
Placed them on the new bench by the front door.
On the hunt for some baskets to slide underneath for storage.
I have a feeling this bench is going to be moving around the house quite a bit.
I fully intended on painting it, but once I put it in the space, I love the contrast of the wood.
So, for now, it's staying as-is. I love it.
Also popped one on one of the comfy chairs:
Very slowly over the next week, I will bring out more Christmas items. I'm also in the market for a new Christmas tree. I've got my eye on one that is a Black Friday deal.
Pray for me.