Lately I have been inspired to look at 
everyday objects in a whole new way.

It began with these adorable skirts made from dishtowels over at Grace Violet.
(Which by the way is a great blog full of crafty goodness.)

Then, Jen stepped it up a thousand notches with this crazy cute burp cloth and bib.
She made them out of a TABLE RUNNER!!!
Take a peek at her super fun shop full of bright girly yumminess.

Janey, who spits up like a champion is putting these to good use.

I had to compete with this brilliance and find another use for 
Target's Garden Party linens.

So I took what should be a humble placemat,

opened the bottom stitches with my seam ripper,
stuffed it with stuffing,
stitched it up,

and poof!
Instant cute, trimmed pillow.
Hardly any work for a tiny bit of money.

I bet you will never look at dish towels, table runners or placemats the same.


  1. I am sure this comes as no surprise, but I have that same placemat turned pillow sitting on my desk right now! I fell in love with it when the line came out and bought it, just to have, ya know? I never would have thought of creating something with it! You never cease to amaze me!!

  2. So cute! Just started following you. I love your things, You inspire me. I love to sew and appreciate how you use your creativity and gifts.

  3. I made one skirt already and have the towels to do another. I love how easy it is!

  4. Oh my gosh...that is gorgeous. I love that you think outside the box.

  5. What inspiration! Love it! Thanks!

  6. That is fabulous! I think I need to make a stop at target!

  7. Really, can you just come live with me for a few days? That's not asking too much, is it? =)

    Love it!


  8. now why didn't i think of that?

  9. You are correct, I will never look at these items in the same way, ever again! Thanks for so much inspiration - love the pillow!

  10. I love this! Think I will be making a trip to Target tomorrow!

  11. Okay, I'm at Target several times a week and I *never* see these things! I think I'm going to have to go (sans kids? fingers crossed!) and look for some of these fantastic things you are finding! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. love your ideas! wgere do u find the time? :)

  13. I bought the same set of towels at my Target. Just love them.

  14. ah i love it! i soo love your blog! makes me hold my babies a little tighter and a little longer (even though they get worme and try to escape) and makes me feel crafty!..i LOVE it. thank you.

  15. what?!!
    i was JUST at target and i didn't see those placemats nor would i ever have though of that idea! you are too cool miss julie!