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Outdoor Decorations


Yesterday was Advent 1st and my decorations are up outside.


This year I went all faux except for the real junipers in the zink pots on either side of the front door and in the window box outside the kitchen.



 And now I want snow! 

Holiday Bunting


While you guys are still digesting your turkeys (Happy belated Turkey Day!) or are making mad dashes scoring Black Friday deals or are simply still at work (it's a regular ol' Friday over her in Sweden) I'll just quickly share this simple holiday craft project with you. For those of you in Aby's workshop here's the how-to in pictures.


Remember the Easter bunting I made in March? This is the Christmas version of it.


So easy to make. This time I recycled used holiday cards and some craft paper...


  ... and simply snipped them into triangles and stitched them together on the sewing machine.


On Sunday we have Advent 1st over here. I'm heading out now to hang my exterior decorations. Have a good weekend and see you again on Monday!

Favorite Shirt Pillow


Check out our new pillow. Recognize the material? (Oh and yes, that's Bonus making his loaf of bread impression in front of it.)

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Yup, it's Martins favorite old shirt...


Martin actually wore this shirt the day Wille was born 15 years ago and it's been in his closet ever since. The fabric is soooo increadibly soft. The cut of the shirt was very 80's so Martin didn't wear it any longer and agreed I could turn it into a pillow case. Here's the how-to.


Cut two squares in your pillow size plus seam allowance on all four sides. No need to worry about closure because it's already built in.


Pin the two pieces together with buttons towards inside.


Sew along all four edges and zig zag to prevent fraying.


Turn right side out and there's the pillow case. Probably one of the easiest I've ever made.

If you don't have a shirt but have a favorite T-shirt you want to turn into a pillow I have a tutorial for you too. Check it out here.