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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Choices Made – Happiness in GEAR

I received lots of direct replies to my Choose Happiness post:

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and a few posted about it on their sites (like here)

Isn’t it amazing what our
frame of mind
and our
intentions
can
accomplish
?

 

I’ll be back soon with some updates on all the stuff I’ve been doin and makin! 
Here are some peeks:

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Happy Monday Lovelies -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

Choices Made – Happiness in GEAR

I received lots of direct replies to my Choose Happiness post:

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and a few posted about it on their sites (like here)

Isn’t it amazing what our
frame of mind
and our
intentions
can
accomplish
?

 

I’ll be back soon with some updates on all the stuff I’ve been doin and makin! 
Here are some peeks:

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home 016

 

Happy Monday Lovelies -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

Busy busy here

I’ve been a busy girl here

at our NEST…

clearing

and

sorting

and

organizing

and

editing

and

sewing

and

painting

and and and…

I’m getting so much done I don’t have time to blog about it

YET!

but I will show you some of my results here soon

ahhhh..

dreaming of spring

invigorating

and

Fresh

aqua chairs bhg

 

kitchen aqua chairs bhg

both photo source bhg

Chat with you soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

Busy busy here

I’ve been a busy girl here

at our NEST…

clearing

and

sorting

and

organizing

and

editing

and

sewing

and

painting

and and and…

I’m getting so much done I don’t have time to blog about it

YET!

but I will show you some of my results here soon

ahhhh..

dreaming of spring

invigorating

and

Fresh

aqua chairs bhg

 

kitchen aqua chairs bhg

both photo source bhg

Chat with you soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

New Header at the NORTHERN COTTAGE

Ya like my new header collage photo ABOVE?

Seems so much lighter and fresher…

Remember - I’m experiencing a bad case of spring fever up here in the tundra so gotta do what I can to lighten things up.

Due to the lack of ACTUAL REAL LIVE sunlight.

You bloggers who have gardens sprouting and crocuses blooming have me so stinkin jealous!

 

potting shed bhg

wicker-screen-bhg

photos bhg

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

New Header at the NORTHERN COTTAGE

Ya like my new header collage photo ABOVE?

Seems so much lighter and fresher…

Remember - I’m experiencing a bad case of spring fever up here in the tundra so gotta do what I can to lighten things up.

Due to the lack of ACTUAL REAL LIVE sunlight.

You bloggers who have gardens sprouting and crocuses blooming have me so stinkin jealous!

 

potting shed bhg

wicker-screen-bhg

photos bhg

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

Lampshade Love FEATURE

 

My string lampshade (you can read about the making of it here)
has been featured over at the fabulous

Craft Gossip site (Whoo whoot!):

They are talking about me at CraftGossip.com

 

 

craft gossip feature

 

Their recent post is about very cool ideas for lamps and lampshades…

check out the cool ideas here.

Have a great one today!

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

Lampshade Love FEATURE

 

My string lampshade (you can read about the making of it here)
has been featured over at the fabulous

Craft Gossip site (Whoo whoot!):

They are talking about me at CraftGossip.com

 

 

craft gossip feature

 

Their recent post is about very cool ideas for lamps and lampshades…

check out the cool ideas here.

Have a great one today!

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

Happiness IS a CHOICE

 

This saying couldn’t be more

TRUE

We make a choice everyday…

every moment to

    choose 
  happiness

or not…

No matter our circumstance

or the situations we may be dealing with

we have a choice

for ourselves

and for those around us.

So I decided to add a little reminder

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Let’s take a look at how this project started

this was it’s first life

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wow

sad…just sad

aren’t those hearts um well…lovely?

eeek

I must have had BIG plans when I decided to buy that!

So I took that as my base…primed and painted a crisp white

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printed out my letters, transferred them to my board

and hand painted in red

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Thought it needed a little somethin, somethin

so added a metal star and some yummy red baker’s twine

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What is your choice today?

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE
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