Monday, June 13, 2011
I take all the darts out of this one , lay it out flat and then position the very dirty pillowcase that fits one of the old pillows onto the skirt and using it as a pattern -just cut up the sides . Then I take it to the serger and serge around 3 sides.
You can see why they need new pillows .The old ones are just plain wore out and Little Bear worked hard to get this one rolled up like a pillow under her head!
There is a secret to these pillows- Two years ago I made my first set and stuffed them with cedar shavings. That first night NOBODY slept ANYWHERE near those stinky pillows, but after a few days each pillow had been claimed and I made pillowcases to fit them so I could wash them weekly.
But the REALLY great thing that happened -WAS- for all of those two years we have not had ONE flea on any of the furbabies! Now I cannot guarantee that is what is the secret to our success, but that is just what has happened in our case with our 8 furbabies ! So I am not going to take a chance.
This is the new bag of cedar shavings that I picked up to stuff the pillows with. I got this at Tractor Supply, but Walmart carries them too.
In the process I ran across some old pictures I had stored in a couple of those old wooden bible chests and that was a big mistake . I cannot resist PICTURES. You know, they contain fragments of my life captured in pictures. Like the baby pictures that I love so much. Then I got the wild idea that I should write names on some of these because nobody would know who was who after I am gone.
Proud of myself for my accomplishment I put everything back in place only to discover it was getting dark on me! Where did that time go to?????????????????????
I boogied back in the sewing room and ripped the second old skirt open and proceeded to sew a blue pillow - then run out of the porch and stuff it with the cedar quick.
I will put it back for tonight , but be glad to replace it tomorrow . Then I will take it to the barn to reuse the cedar shavings into animal bedding .
I think tomorrow I can raid that bag once again and see what else I can turn into two more pillows. LOL