I helped my recently married daughter sew some pillows for their home this past weekend. This is our couch not theirs so that's why they don't really "go" here.
The burlap used for the burlap pillow and trim are from the table runners from the wedding! The buttons are vintage, and the other fabric came from the remnant table at $4 per yard. :)
There are some scraps left. Remnants of remnants I guess! I'm hoping to find a good use for them.
So as my daughter was finishing up some ironing I got out some frames I bought for family pictures and thought "hmmm....burlap would look neat under the white". I've also seen online where people are using glass with dry erase markers. I started messing around.
I at first thought I'd like to embroider a message on the framed burlap and then thought of the dry erase marker. A bit faster.
Embroidery will be a permanent solution, but while your deciding a design... or for a gentle message to yourself or family...the marker is great!
I'm inspired by Dottie Angel and Yoda.
So, then we got all excited and found a larger vintage frame that I had, and my daughter painted it white. I put some of the blue linen left from her pillows in it. Now, she has a memo board for their home!
Plans are in the makes for more of these for myself and my next two daughters! I have the frames, the paint, and the fabric...just need to get some glass for them.
Linking up with the "I really like to write on glass with a dry erase marker, you should try it." blog party. Ha!
Sometimes we have to amuse ourselves... :)