Tuesday, October 4

It’s “BOO” time!

Fall is here and I love it!! This is my most favorite time of the year. I just love cool crisp mornings, watching the leaves change, and knowing that the holidays are just around the corner.

Fall also means that I have to get moving on all my holiday projects. Decorating the house and finishing up some Christmas gifts are tops on the list.

Right now I am working on my Haunted Mantle, Spookin’ up my foyer, finishing my front door wreath, carving a few pumpkins, and oh and let’s not forget… trying out a few new chocolate and pumpkin recipes (Yes, I'm pulling a full late nights but totally enjoy it!).

I can’t wait to show you all of the fun projects….

So on our way to Hobby Lobby last week, we popped into Tuesday Morning (love this store!!) and I came across these dish towels. The minute I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Check these babies out…
Dish Towels Edit1Halloween Dishtowel Picnik collage
(Sorry for the crappy pictures but I have not mastered photography yet!)

 These towels are so pretty… the fabric is a beautiful woven cotton with such perfect applique pictures.

Look what I made with these lovely dish towels… Halloween Pillows!

Halloween Pillows2 Rounded Edges
Didn't they turn out great… I love them!

Pillow collage
These were a snap to make - All I did was measure the towels and then create my own pillow pattern. I took the black towel and pieced it together with the coordinating towel to create the Treat or Treat pillow. For the orange black cat pillow, I just used the solid orange towel. I re-purposed the fiber filling from some old pillows that I had stashed away. Can you say... super easy!!  

Orange Pillow Matte1           Black Pillow Matte
These beauties cost a whopping $10. 88!!!

I just love how they turned out and I have the perfect spot to show them off but you will have to wait to see where it is…

Check back soon cause this is just the beginning of the Halloween fun going on around our nest!

Simply AJ

Don’t forget to join in the Halloween fun over at Midwestern Sewing Girl - I am headed to the party and linking up there!


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  1. What a smart way to reuse tea towels. I love the pillow redo! I'd love it if you linked up to my Terrorific Tuesday linky party! http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/2011/10/terrorific-tuesday-blog-hop-time.html

  2. AJ! Thanks so much for the shout-out!!!! I ADORE Tuesday Morning! Love the towels you picked up...and they are even better as pillows! Awesome job, girl!

  3. Those turned out awesome! I love that you used towels for pillows. I did the same thing with a place mat. Great job!

  4. Very creative use of this fabric (towels)... I'm sure everyone who sees them wonders "Where did you get that fabric? Do you know how many yards on a bolt?" etc. Bolt? Nawww...it's just TOWELS! Nice job

    Visiting from EVERYTHING HALLOWEEN linky party at Midwestern Sewing Girl,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  5. What a great idea!
    Thanks for posting these super cute pillows!


  6. I can't believe you made those pillows from dishtowels! What a creative and thrifty way to add some Halloween decor. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from www.messforless.net

  7. what an amazingly wonderful idea! I love it! I always consider buying the halloween towels but then decide I don't want to spend that much on just towels.... but shoot now they can be pillow covers for the holiday!!! I LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up!!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  8. Those are just super cute!!! I just love the kitty cat pillow!!!


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