Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Fun Pillow and a Giveaway

I'm a little bit pillow crazy, probably because I can't walk away from pretty fabrics.  I love sewing them and changing them up all the time.  And they're an inexpensive way to change the look of a room.  I've been making different variations of this X pillow for years and thought it would be fun to make a burlap version.

I covered the button in the center with the striped portion of an authentic vintage grain sack I bought at a flea market.  The front is burlap, while the back and the X are canvas.  The pillow measures 18 inches x 18 inches.  Here is a view of the back.
It's fun, happy and makes me smile!  Soooooo, I've decided to give 1 away to one of you with the hope that it makes you smile, too.  I feel so blessed to have so many of you following my blog and leaving such nice comments and emails that I thought this would be a fun way to show my appreciation.  If you're interested in having this pretty pillow, all you have to do is leave a comment below and a winner will be randomly selected on Sunday, July 10 and I will announce it in Monday morning's (July 11) post.  
Have a happy day!

Update:  I'm hearing there have been some problems with commenting on Blogger.  If you are having trouble leaving a comment and are interested in putting your name in the hat for the pillow giveaway, send me an email at the address provided on the Contact page.  I'm so sorry for any trouble any of you have possibly had trying to leave a comment.

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38 comments:

  1. I need new pillows for the couch, and this one is so pretty!

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  2. Your cute pillow would look great in my bedroom. I love your site...many inspirational ideas!

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  3. Diana, I would love a chance to win that lovely pillow! I'm putting my name in the hat.

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  4. How neat it would be to have one of your pillows...you are so talented and your home shows the love you have for decorating it for your family.

    If I win the pillow I'd win it on my son's 37th birthday! July 11th is a special day to me.

    XOXO!
    Judy

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  5. I love your blog...you are a very talented decorate and artist! Thank you for sharing your ideas with the world. :)

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  6. It sure would make me smile..
    LOVE IT!!

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  7. I'm beginning to decorate my home with pillows too and having so much fun making them! I'm using bright, cheery tea towels found on sale. I really like how you use buttons and initials to personalize yours. That look like you bought them!

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  8. Been working on my coffee sack pillows and one of these would be a great addition! Super cute!!

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  9. Awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway! ;)

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  10. Love it and can't wait to get my burlap sack stuff that I ordered and hoping you will give me a how to make a pillow lesson!

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  11. This pillow would be perfect for my living room transformation! I am using your living room as inspiration! Love it! God bless!

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  12. Woohoo!! I love this burlap pillow and would love to have another for my couch collection!!

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  13. I'd love to win! I've really been enjoying your blog so far.

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  14. Gorgeous! I'd love to make it apart of my home, count me in!

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  15. Oh goodness, you just don't find cute stuff like that in the stores unless you want to pay loads of money. I would happily pay you to make me one of these! Love your ideas and your talent, my friend.

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  16. What a sweet gesture! Very lovely design, kinda industrial/farmhouse. I would love to own one :)

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  17. Love that pillow! You are so talented! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. We have a large bench on our sunporch that I have just started accumulating pillows for. I think this one would look wonderful there!

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  19. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your stuff, and that pillow is no exception! Thanks for the opportunity to win one. :)

    Jessica
    www.realhousewivesofbc.blogspot.com

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  20. Promise I will give the pillow a good home!!

    Amy G.

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  21. What beautiful pillows, Diana! Everything you touch is full of vintage charm! I am so happy you like pretty fabric! Love to YOU!

    Thank you...

    Lisa

    thepearsonfamilee.blogspot.com
    Simply...this that and the other!

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  22. I absolutely love your blog and use your ideas as inspiration all the time ( sometimes I just take your ideas and copy too :)

    Thank you for all the work you do, keep it up. I hope someday to have a house that is as DIY as yours. I'm moving into my very first apartment next week and can't wait to fix it up. You have helped a lot!

    Thank you again!!

    Sarahlgleason@yahoo.com

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  23. Such a cute pillow! How nice of you to want to share that creativity with us! I love seeing all of the projects that you're up to, it inspires me to spend the summer getting more done in my own home :)

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  24. Ok Diana, I think I finally figured out how to post. LOL I LOVE YOUR SITE!!! You inspire me to get out there and dig through all my vintage/antique stuff and create/decorate. I love your beautifully create pillow and would be honored to have it in my home.

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  25. I love all the images of pillows. This will definitely match my room’s bed sheet.

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  26. I love the pillow and would be very happy to win. Love all the things you do. The pillows are so pretty !!!!!!

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  27. Love the pillows, and your site! You are a very talented at what you do.

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  28. Your pillows are beautiful! You are very creative!
    I am very excited by your desk! Great idea and great work!

    Greetings from Germany!

    Dagi

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  29. I love your blog- one of my new favorites! So excited for this giveaway. Would love to win that lovely pillow!!

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  30. Hi there! Though not a blogger myself, it is my guilty pleasure to check out what others are up to, especially things involving older homes like mine. I would love to win a pillow and get a smile from you!

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  31. Oh you are so clever! Love the pillows! Have a great weekend. ♥

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  32. Love the pillow and love the blog!

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  33. What a fun giveaway! I love your style and sunny optimism -- you have inspired me to cozy up our home this summer.

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  34. My daughter is moving into her first apartment in early August. She is on a very tight budget so she is decorating with found and/or created items. She loved your ladder idea! Her father constructed the ladder and she will stain and paint it.

    The pillows would be a wonderful addition to her new place. I have my fingers crossed!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment today! I read every one and they always put a smile on my face! Thanks for stopping by!