Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Canvas and Jute Webbing Pillow

I love the change of seasons. 
We have actually had the threat of snow! The last few days we have been frantically cleaning out the garden and rototilling, getting the animals settled for Winter, and trying to get everything "put up". 
My carrots and beets are still patiently waiting for me to come pick them, but I know they will keep. Possibly next week we will be picking apples, canning TONS of applesauce, and making cider. Yummers:).

My dear Hubby helped me finish the chicken coop and I can't wait to show you pictures. It was a project made from scrap wood and materials, but turned out better than I could have imagined. The "Cottage Coop" is a hit with the girls. 
I am even getting eggs now!

We have had lovely days spent outside in the brisk Fall air, but now it feels like Winter is coming. 
I am so ready. 
Ready for the rest. 
We had some sweet friends over today, and Beth and I talked about how anxious we are to be "done" with the garden. 
Don't get me wrong...I love it and gardening is one of my fondest hobbies, but it is nice to have everything tucked away for a season of rest. 
We all need time to pause and renew:). 

Here is a little project I worked on last week.
A new pillow for my couch...

It is actually a full body pillow for your bed, but works perfect as a lumbar pillow on our couch.
Everyone loves it...especially Darren who has lower back pain.

I like how it brightens our dark leather couch.

I used a drop cloth canvas and jute webbing for a really simple, almost grain sack look.

Hope you have a lovely week and get outside to enjoy some of the Fall weather:).


I am sharing HERE.


Leslie said...

this looks great...i have a whole bunch of that jute or burlap in my sewing cabinet....i just have never known what to do with it.

Anonymous said...

It looked so cute on your couch when we were over the other day! Great job!!

Kathleen said...

Really nice project. Thanks for sharing.

CW said...

Char, I didn't even notice it!! How awful is that? I was thinking that wasn't there on tues.... hmmm maybe I need to pay better attention?:) Looks lovely, Julie!

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