Make Use of It

I’ve been holding on to the grain sack

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that I just adore

sadly - it was split down the side

I thought I might want to use it as a pillow cover or on a bulletin board or to make a sewing machine cover…

but because I hadn’t decided what to do with it

it was just sitting

unused

and

unloved

well enough of that!!

Since I adore it so much
I want to use it and see it!

so I washed her up

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pinned her right sides together

sewed her up three sides

clipped the corners (this part actually hurt a little

but no going back)

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popped in an extra pillow form

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stitched up the top

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And now I have a pillow that I adore

usable and loved

and

functional to boot!

 

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all the purging organizing that I’ve been doing as of late has unearthed some items that I truly love but were tucked away for

someday

rather than saving it for a future maybe project – I’ve decided to

Use it now!

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so little chickees –
I urge you to go through your “someday pile” and make something

for

TODAY!

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Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

p.s. this post was inspired by the lovely blog here.  She is also helping me with tracking down some of these… My husband’s grandfather worked in a flour mill for 60+ years (can you imagine one job working 6 days a week for 60 years – wow!)  He sewed the flour sacks closed all those years…so I am on the hunt for King Midas Flour sacks for a special project that will have very very special meaning!  If you uncover any – please let me know! 

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14 comments:

  1. I've been of the same mind lately - dive into the stash and pull out some gems that just need a bit of love to be better than new. Your grain sack pillow is adorable - glad you'll get to fully enjoy it now!

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  2. I'm totally going to take your challenge. I'm sick of going through totes and not doing anything with the stuff. Time to empty those totes!

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  3. Love the pillow. I'm a sucker for chickens, but I love the 'lil chick on this ones. Great!

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  4. I am so glad you went ahead with it. It's so sweet and adorable. I just love the colors and the little chick is so sweet.

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  5. good for you! What did you stuff it with?

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  6. I love this idea and the look! It has a great spring look with the little chickie. I know a store that sells these feed sacks so I'll have to snag up one next time I go. :) Thanks for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

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  7. Love the pillow. I have a soft spot for flour sacks. The graphics are so wonderful.
    ~Heidi

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  8. The graphic on this are really cute. I just found some rice ones. I may have to turn it into a pillow too!

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  9. What a great pillow! And what a great story about your grandfather-in-law. I've been on the hunt for vintage sacks for a bit, but now it will really be at the forefront of my mind (or I could tackle my stash of somedays). :)

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  10. just over from link love... this is so sweet, I love the little chick! xoxo

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  11. Before I read your P.S. I was going to ask where you got your sack. I've been looking and I can't seem to find any.

    You pillow came out very cute. I love the little chick.

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  12. Love this! Great ideas an usual.

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  13. Oh my gosh, I love your blog!! And we love so many of the same things. I especially love this pillow you made from the Arizona feed sack!! Where did you get it? Are you from the Phx/ Tempe area?
    I grew up on a dairy farm in WI... moved to Phoenix over 30 years ago.
    I miss the farm... but we go back every year.
    Gotta go check out more of your posts!

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