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17 November, 2013

A Cozy Christmas Pillow...from a Jacket!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Jacket PillowAre you ready for a little Christmas? I hope so because here’s my first project of the season…a fun Christmas pillow made from a jacket…and a matching lumbar sweater pillow to boot! But this is not an ordinary Christmas pillow…no siree! It has a little story, too!

You may remember that Barb from The Everyday Home came for a little visit during the Country Living Fair and we walked all over every square inch of it! You can read more about our adventures  here. But that’s not all we did…I took her Goodwill hunting with me, too! And that’s when we hatched our plot!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Jacket Pillow I came home with a pretty Christmas-y looking plaid jacket with frog closures and a red cable knit sweater…and Barb took home a few GW finds as well. Can you see where this is going? We decided that we would each make pillows and post them together! Fun, huh?

OZ Well…that day has come! It has been a dreary, rainy day today so my CEO and co-host Ozzie decided that it was time to make the pillows! First, we tried them out on the forms that we already had in our Goodwill hunting stash and found one that was the right size.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Jacket Pillow Next, we cut the jacket to fit the pillow…but one inch larger. My form was 16 inches, so I cut the jacket into a 17 inch square. Then I simply sewed it all the way around on all four sides, popped the pillow form in through the jacket opening and…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Jacket Pillowtaa daa! I love it! It has just the right amount of Christmas without being over the top and is going to be perfect for my Christmas décor this year…with a theme yet to be revealed! I love the way the sweater pillow turned out, too! I created it using the same method as the jacket pillow…cutting a rectangle one inch lager than the measurements of my pillow form, but leaving one end open to hand-stitch closed once the form was safely tucked inside!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Sweater PillowsAnd…just in case you missed it, here’s my very first sweater pillow with a burlap rose added for a little texture! You can get a closer look and see how I made it here.

The Everyday Home Christmas Sweater Pillow And here are the pillows that Barb made from her Goodwill hunting find! Aren’t they fabulous? The deer are just the perfect motif for the holiday season! You can read all about them and see how she made them here. What fun we had doing this! I hope you enjoyed it, too! And stay tuned for more Christmas projects…I’m just getting started!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing our Goodwill jacket and sweater pillows! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party ,  Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures,  Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays ,  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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40 comments:

  1. You are so talented! The frogs on that pillow are amazing!

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  2. You both did great with your pillows, Debbie! I really love your jacket pillow. Makes it easy to insert and remove, too. The frog closures are a really nice touch. You're so creative to have seen a potential pillow in it!

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  3. Omgosh Deb these are wonderful.Loved that little jacket too!! It made a great pillow, perfect for your festive home. I have to pin this RIGHT NOW!!!

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  4. This is absolutely precious! I wish you could just make me a few! You have the greatest ideas, Debbie. Of course, if I bring one more pillow into the house my hubby will probably shoot me! I'm featuring this on my fb page tonight.

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  5. Soooooo perfect! I'm just so sad that GW is already closed for the day, heehee. You two certainly are bringing life back to those dated jackets and sweaters! Hmmm I wonder if I ever got rid of all of my 1990s Christmas clothes :) Thanks for the great ideas ladies!!
    xoxo, Andrea

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  6. Now, why didn't I think I that? Well, let me assure you I will a copycat. These are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing with your readers. Peggy

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  7. That's awesome! :-D
    So very clever!
    Thanks for sharing ..... diane @ aug's blog

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  8. These are absolutely perfect!. I'm planning new Christmas pillow covers for old feather forms, too. I would love to find a plaid jacket or shirt.

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  9. How cute is that?! I think the coat is even cuter as a pillow! Who would've thought?!

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  10. I love those pillows, what a cool idea to make use of old sweaters (or plaid jackets -- I would have kept the jacket though, soooo cute!)

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  11. I love the jacket pillow! How cute! OK, I need to go shopping with Christmas pillows in mind! The sweater pillow is perfect with it also!!

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  12. Fan"Christmas" tastic~!!! you and barb are so talented and creative.. I'll be watching for more.

    Sonny

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  13. This is sooo creative! I love ALL of the pillows. I have a sweater I can't get rid of, now I know what to do!

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  14. Beautiful!! If at all possible the pillow is way cuter than the coat ever was. Luv the frogs!

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  15. Deb - it turned out even better than I thought it would. I like it much better as a pillow than a jacket. LOL And I loved the way you railroaded the cable design on your kidney pillow. This was a very fun project and I enjoyed doing it with you. xxoo

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  16. Debbie, these are my favorites! Love, love, love the plaid pillow. You are going to have me searching for something that might work as a pillow. I love the way you see pillow possibilities when you find a garment.

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  17. I love the wonderfully classic look of the plaid pillow. Great job!

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  18. Jakie śliczności!! Uwielbiam czerwone kraciaste wzory o tej porze roku. U Ciebie już czuć święta:)
    Przesyłam uściski i w wolnej chwili zapraszam do mnie
    Kasia, Rustykalny Dom

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  19. I love your sweater pillows and the one made out of the jacket is so amazing and creative. I love Barb's too. The two of you are totally amazing, how fun. Hugs, Marty

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  20. Absolutely Beautiful!! Love, love, love them!!!

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  21. I love your ingenuity. The pillow made from a jacket is adorable as is the red sweater pillow. I'm on my way to GW now!
    Sharon @ bluewillowhouse.com

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  22. Debbie I serious love these pillows. My favorite is the one made from the jacket!!!

    Cynthia

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  23. Oh, I love tartan, especially at Christmastime! Your pillows are the perfect touch. Love the frog closures on the tartan one and the knit detail on the red. Can't wait to see the rest of your Christmas decor and projects.

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  24. See? THIS is exactly why I follow you! You have some of the best ideas out there in blogland! I don't know how many of them I've pinned and even created myself. Your brain must be churning all of the time with all of the great ideas you come up with. I want to live by you and be your crafting buddy!
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  25. Super idea for holiday pillows! They are so pretty!
    Heather

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  26. Brilliant! I can't wait to scoot over to GW!!!

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  27. You have outdone yourself. I love them all, but the plaid is my favorite.

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  28. I love it, Debbie! Of course, I love anything plaid, but those frog closures make it so special. Got to pin this. laurie

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  29. Oh my gosh, I am mad for plaid so that first one hit it out of the ball park for me! I recently bought a plain red coat the exact same style to give my little 4 yr. old grandie for Christmas. I know what it will be made into when she outgrows it. All of the others are cute too. But I will be keeping my eye out for plaid.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  30. I love them both! You always have the most fabulous projects.

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  31. I really love the pillows!! Such a great idea for any season!!
    http://whinenroses.blogspot.com/
    Jenn

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  32. I love these pillows!! I am going to start looking at every sweater with pillow potential now!!

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  33. Love this! It makes we want to snuggle up against it for a nap!

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  34. Hy Debbie! I'm starting my first linky party tonight, about sewing and home living and I will be so happy if you decide to join me in my new adventure, adding your links to my party. Hugs, Cristina

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  35. Well you know Im a LOVER of the plaid! These are super fantabulous!!!!!Just adoring these!

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  36. Very pretty! Love them both. I haven't had luck finding sweaters to repurpose so I painted a JOY pillow that I will be sharing soon.

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  37. Love the plaid. I never knew they were called frogs. ;O) The pillows are gorgeous.

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  38. You are so talent and creative.Thanks for sharing!:)

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  39. Are you freaking kidding me??? That coat pillow is adorable! I have clearly not been on your blog enough lately.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie