Sunday, May 1, 2011

i'm back, I'm BACK, I'M BACK!!



Boy, it feels good to have our computer back in action, finally!

It has been almost an entire month that we have gone with out a computer (pure torture). I have been typing on my phone, or the ipad...and I forgot how much easier and faster it is to type on an actual keyboard.

It's the little things in life. :)

I am so behind on my blogging that now you guys are going to get blasted with new posts...I hope you don't mind. ;) I have so much to show you, and I am so excited!

Does anyone remember the pillow I was saying I wanted to make from this tutorial post? The tonight/not tonight pillow? hehe. Well, I found the perfect excuse to make one. One of my good friends, Danielle, is getting married in June. She had a bridal shower/bachelorette party up in McCall a few weekends ago and I made her this pillow.
First, the back:



and the front:






Didn't it turn out adorable?! I loved it so much I thought about not giving it to her anymore... and keeping it for myself! Haha, is that bad? I know I can't be the only one this happens to! But, since I love her, I gave it to her. And she loved it. At least I hope she loved it :)

And just in case you want to make one of these cute little numbers for yourself...or a friend (this is the PERFECT wedding gift!) I made it the same way as these pillows (click on the highlighted word and it will direct you to my tutorial, in case you weren't aware.) Except that I didn't add any trim. Then I borrowed my friend Tara's fancy silhouette machine and printed out a pretty cursive font for the "tonight" in vinyl. I used the vinyl as a stencil (which was a little bit tricky because some parts were so darn thin...they break easily and the vinyl will stick to itself if you aren't careful). Then I just painted it on with black fabric paint and a sponge brush. I did about 3 or 4 light coats, being ever so careful not to let it bleed through. I also added some black lace flowers to the front. For the back, I decided to do a plain "Not tonight" for two reasons... the vinyl letters weren't as fragile and because I didn't want the back to look as fancy. :) Then I painted it the same way.

Very easy, and cute! I am glad to be back up and running again. Check back soon to see what this is...and what I did with it!


xoxo,




15 comments:

  1. OMG! I love your pillow. I am definitely going to make one of those. Great idea.

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  2. Ha, Ha..all thought I only really need 1 side of this pillow!

    You guess which side ;0)

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  3. LOVE that pillow! What a great idea!

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  4. Hi Christine, I'm glad ya found me too! I'm your newest follower on GFC. As soon as my old arse remembers my Facebook login, I'll follow ya there too...ROFL!!

    I would love to invite you to post this fantastic pillow and anything else you would like, on our Show Off Your Crafty Side blog hop. Opens Tuesday nights.. Hope to see ya there..

    Have a wonderful Monday!!

    Cindy

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  5. I'm cracking up! I have the feeling around our house that pillow would be turned over quite often by the hubby. (tonight, wink wink!) So fun! jules

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  6. omg this is so cute! love it!
    Thanks for stopping by 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean' and your sweet comment :)
    Love your blog and i'm following back.
    much love
    ~Jill

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  7. This is so funny, and a little naughty too! Perfect bridal shower gift! I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the pillow! I should make one ;)

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  9. Def a great wedding gift! I would want one that was double sided, lol. Or maybe "Not Tonight, I'm Crafting". I found you on Tip Junkie!

    Ginger
    Literally Inspired

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  10. Hahah!! This is so cute! I'd love if I had a crafty friend to make me one for my bridal shower lol :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-5-and-features.html

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  11. It turned out GREAT!

    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  12. This is so cute! I think I might need one :)

    found you on Ladybug Blessings.

    www.redecoratingonawhim.blogspot.com

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  13. Hey Christine, this pillow is so fun, and totally prefect for the newlywed, married couple, or just for fun, he he. Great job, and love the black ruffle detail.


    I loved it so much I FEATURED you, I hope it puts a smile on your face.

    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    **Features from week #35** @ Bella Before and After

    Thanks girl :)

    Hugs,
    Bella

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  14. What a cute pillow! It is so adorable!

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  15. I was just talking to my husband about making a pillow like this. Yours turned out beautiful!

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