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Reverse Applique! Have You Tried It Yet? NOT "Intimidating"! Diane Makes it Simple and Fun!

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Some of you may have seen this sweet Reverse Applique Pillow on Craftypod! Diane shared it when she announced the Reverse Applique Pillow Webinar she created for the Interweave family earlier this year.

Fresh Corn Husks Make "Whimsical" Table Top Holiday Trees

Make Holiday Trees Using Fresh Corn Husks

Just for fun, I am sharing a little experiment I have been playing around with the past couple weeks.

The original idea was sound enough - attach shredded fresh corn husks to a cone shape and let their natural tendency to curl and twist as they dry create a fun little table top tree.

PDF: Patterns For Plastic Canvas Dala, Mushroom and Tree Gift Tag/Ornaments

Dala Horse Plastic Canvas gift tag/tree ornament

Having received requests from several readers for plastic canvas stitch diagrams for Dala, 'Shroom and Tree, (original post here) I decided to create a little PDF. You will find it attached to the end of this post.

Mini Tips and Tuts: Reusing Pillows Already Living at Your House

Simple re-use!  Why buy more pillows!

It suddenly occurred to me while I was preparing to visit my local craft store to purchase a pillow form for the sun painted fabric pillow that I have altogether too many pillows sitting around - many unused most of the year (holiday pillows). Why not simply create a slip case type cover and pull one of those pillows out of storage!

By reusing pillows I already own, I am saving between $15.00 and $20.00 per pillow and reducing the number of pillows I have stored in the closet!!

"Quilting Happiness": Making the Haphazard Chevron Pillow

Haphazard Chevron Pillow

Haphazard Chevron Pillow - my first project from "Quilting Happiness" by Christina Lane and Diane Gilleland!

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