It started with an old book page wreath. I hadn’t done a craft in years. I found the instructions on how to make one of these wreaths on the internet and it grabbed me. I had to make one. Something happened to me during those few hours. It was a new meditation! I completely lost myself in the repetitive ripping, folding and gluing. It was magic and I was hooked. I had
found the escape I was looking for! Now since I like variety, my searching continued. I came upon a picture of some pillows made out of button down shirts. I loved them and thought they would be perfect for the beach house…. so I whipped up a couple of those. My sewing skills needed some grease for sure, but they came out okay and looked great at the beach.
Then one day, while searching for some new/old shirts to recycle into pillows at the local Salvation Army store, I came upon an entire rack of colorful plaid flannel shirts that had NEVER been worn. Oh, the wheels started whirring and all I could picture was a lake house couch with all shapes and sizes of flannel shirt pillows strewn across it – all cushy and comfy. So I did what any other visionary would do – I bought the whole lot of them and started stitching….
with a little help from my friend, here……..
All but 2 of those shirts were turned into pillows. (I couldn’t part with 2 of them – I wear them all the time!) Aren’t those great colors on that shirt?!
Here are all of the lake house pillows all stacked up and ready for sale!
I will eventually open an internet store to sell my wares…… as soon as I figure out how to do it! Until then……
Warm (flannel) regards, C