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Friday, June 17, 2011

Enjoy the Ride!

...My problem has a name and it is: Target.
Why can't I go there and just enjoy the view?
 No. I have to get something.
The colors... the price... my head that can't stop making things UP!



And this week  it didn't help that while visiting the store I remembered
the gorgeous fabric that I had received in the mail just a few days before.


Before I knew it I was in trouble, praying for every light to be green on the way back home.
It was time... TIME to make some Kitchen Towel Pillows.
So, this is how we did it...

1st.  
I cut a bunch of triangles and sewed them together
so both sides would look good.


2nd.
I traced where I wanted the little banner to be
and I pinned the triangles and the ribbon to the pillows.

At this point I ended with something like this...
Don't you love the colors? I do!


3rd.
It was VINYL STENCIL TIME!


Rubbed it, transferred it, placed it and after applying the paint peeled it away...

3rd {and a half}
I called in the reinforcements... Anni helped with the paint part.
{REMEMBER tap... tap... tap...}
If you were in my home at this point you would  have heard her saying:
"I KnOw mamá"


4th.
More reinforcement time to sew and put everything together.
Saydi took care of the hand stitching....
{I LVE my GIRLS}

...while I took care of the sewing machine.


5th...
 It was time to hear each other say...
Awwwww!

6th
We filled up the pillow cases
and instantly they came alive.
{It's funny how the same thing happens with our hearts...
more we fill them with the right "batting"
more alive they become}


soooo happy!


So, let's take a minute... let's sit down for a second and think about the donut instead of the hole...
Let's think of the blessing,  of the people that love us, of the beauty of this world we all share.
Let's think about Hot Chocolate and beautiful shoes ;)

What I am trying to say is....
Life is too short...  therefore we should
Enjoy The Ride!



Don't forget to leave your comments
and if so the vinyl stencils may be yours.
The End ....♥


...Here are your questions 
and here are my answers...

Nicole Maki asked:These are fantastic! Is there any chance you would consider selling one of the vinyl stencils? 
Me: I do sell them!
You can purchase the stencil of the bike with the "life is too short... enjoy the ride" sentence
 for $12.00 (including shipping). Just email me at the36thavenue@yahoo.com your order and you can pay via PayPal... Pretty easy ;)



Jenny asked: I was wondering if there was any way to follow you via email?
I couldn’t find a link to subscribe that way.

Me: I think that is a great idea.
I'll look into it sometime this afternoon... and I'll have it running
by the end of the day for sure.Thanks for inspiration ;)
 
Southerns Craps asked: Love this red and aqua combo! How many towels did you use? I'm guessing two for each pillow?
Me: I actually used just one folded in half. This kitchen towels are HUGE. You have to see what I am doing with the other pattern towels next week :) 

Antonella said:Oh my!!! I absolutely love the colors!!! You make it look so easy (and the reinforcements are so adorable).... Unfortunately, I don't sew.
Me: Girl, this is the beauty of vinyl stencils you can use them any surface... I think it would look great on a wood sign. I will post a picture of another project that I did using this stencil. 



{STOP}
Before you go make sure you click HERE to see the places I party at...
Go visit and have fun!

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Thank you all for your sweet comments and sharing the love...

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