Monday, September 12, 2016

DIY Toy Truck Pin Cushion

Growing up Tonka trucks were scattered all over my brother's bedroom floor and in the yard.  Metal trucks are sweet mementos from our childhood making them fun to use for decorating.  We use them for succulent planters, cook book holders, holiday decorations and to store trinkets.  For the sewing heart how about a pin cushion!

Measure the length and width of your truck bed and then double the measurements.

With your needle and thread run a loose straight stitch around the edge.  Some wool has a loose weave so you might need to secure your first stitch by doubling the first stitch in the same place to secure the thread.  Run a loose straight stitch around the outer edge and then bring the material together by pulling gently on one end of the thread.  This should create a loose pocket. 

Stuff the material with polyfil to the point where the material feels firm.  Once filled finish closing the material by gently pulling on one end of the thread till all edges of the material come together tighly.  Secure the loose end of the thread with a couple of stay stitches and tie off. 

Place a piece of adhesive backed velcro in the bottom of your toy truck.  Adhere the matching piece to the bottom of your wool cushion. 

Configure the wool cushion inside the vehicle.

Decorate with cute pins because colorful pins are always way more fun!  Playful toys deserve playful accessories don't you think!

Give me the playful heart over the serious soul anyday!



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Junk Refunk Market Saturday, August 20th!

10 am- 5 pm
NW 1st Ave
Canby, OR
120 Vendors, Music, VIP Food

August, my dear friend how I love you.  April hits and it feels like every ounce of your soul is keeping up with mustard stained shirts, wet swim trunks, flower baskets aching to be watered for the seventh time that day and making sure you're wearing enough clothes to run into the grocery store.  You know, really make summer count!  

Then August lazily rolls in with its waning sun drenched evenings that force you to take a breath.  Moments stolen to hold hands longer in the afternoon.  Closed eyes to envision your home going into Autumn with corn and wheat rustling in the fields.  Pumpkins piled on the front porch.  Your heart was quietly counting down until it was time to come home to the little nest you created and continue to find new treasures to give your home meaning and character.  

Autumn is about tip toeing back into the home you left in April with a fresh vision of how to make your home cozy.  To create a world that reflects your independent cowgirl spirit, tenacity to make the perfect pina colada and farm table to host the most giggled filled pancake breakfast.  Time to put your loving hopes of a cozy home into action.  

See you Saturday!