Saturday, December 26, 2015

Making a Cute Pillow Using a Placemat

I've made pillows out of dishtowels, placemats, grain sacks and drop cloths.  (Yes, I have a lot of pillows!)  :)    Making one from a placemat is the easiest way! 
Find a placemat that you love.  Make sure it has two layers.  I found four of these at Kohl's on clearance and paid $4 for all of them.
Pull the thread from about 4" on one side.  (enough to fit your hand in) 
Fill with batting. 
Sew up 4" where you pulled the thread, either by hand or with a machine.
Woohoo!  A new, cute pillow!

Thanks for your visit!
 Thank you to those who entered the Rockwell Tool Giveaway.  HilLesha was the winner!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Just in Time for Christmas! A Rockwell Tool Giveaway!

I am so excited about this giveaway!  Rockwell Tools is offering one of my lucky readers a Sonicrafter F50.  I tried it out recently when we helped a friend put in a wood floor in her 100+ year old house.
This tool is powerful!  It cut through everything we threw at it!   We had to cut out some old wood, some old tile and some parts of the floor that were under the sheetrock.  It took care of all of these things easily!

Here's the floor that was under a layer of carpet and subfloor.  It's 100+ years old and appeared to be made of fir.  We originally thought it could be lifted up, sanded, then put down on a new subfloor, but there were hundreds of nails throughout the boards and they splintered when trying to lift them.  Ok, onto Plan B--laying new subfloor on top of the fir, then laying a new wood floor.  Our first step was  making sure everything was even.

Between her two rooms, there was a threshold made of sandstone.  Over that was a layer of tile that needed to be removed.  Enter the Sonicrafter F50 and it was soon history!

 The tool cuts up and down or flat.  It really does the job quickly!

This is where the old subfloor was uneven under the sheetrock.  We used the the tool to cut these edges off right at the edge of the sheetrock.  Viola!

Once we had all of the edges cleaned up, we were able to lay the new subfloor.
Stay tuned for the rest of the project!
So, onto the GIVEAWAY!
On Saturday, December 19, I will use Random Number Generator to pick the winner and they will win their own Sonicrafter F50!
Rules are pretty simple:
  • You must be a follower of my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me what project you're working on that could use a Rockwell Tool
  • Only one entry per person
Thanks for your visit! 

I received a tool to try out.  All of my opinions are my own.