Wednesday, September 5, 2012

hand stitched floor pillow

So, as some of you may know I am a big fan of second-hand shops. There is always a little treasure hidden in there just waiting to be loved by someone new. Some of my favourite things were second-hand goodies like this typewriter, this chair, or this chair. Most of all I love to find things that can be transformed into something different.

That's exactly what I did with this wool blanket that I scooped up for 50 cents! I cut the blanket up into two squares, put them through the wash and then stitched them together as a pillow case. Super fun.
I don't have a sewing machine, so I searched for a way to hand stitch it. I found the blanket stitch to be the best method. It was so fast and easy. I will definitely use it again in the future!
I stitched the three sides of the square first then fit the pillow inside
and finished up by stitching around the opening.
it was fast, simple, and cheap! My kind of DIY 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

we took a drive

Friends of mine recently bought this adorable orange car and invited me to come with them for a drive down to Belgium. We wanted to check out the beach so we headed to the coast. We took a map instead of GPS and navigated our way along some very charming country roads. However, when we got to the coast we found a beach full of these little huts, it was so bizarre. We made the most of it and all in all had a lovely day. Congrats on the 'new' car you guys!