So let me ask you a question... Ever use something around your house for so long that you don't notice it's looking pretty run down? I had one of those moments recently and got to turn something old, into something new. Turned out pretty well, so I thought I'd share with you all.
About a week and a half before, then for a couple of weeks after we moved houses, I got a nasty little cold that I couldn't shake. That bugger clung to me for dear life. The final act was a humdinger, a sinus & ear infection. It was awesome. One night, seeking relief from the pain & pressure in my ear & face, I broke out the ever faithful heating pad, which had been unceremoniously stuffed into an scratchy, old, cotton pillow case, and crashed out on the couch. When I woke up my earache was indeed better, but because of the thin [read: crappy] cover, I also had wire marks all over the side of my neck & face. It was very cute, trust me. With a clearer head I also noticed that my makeshift heating pad cover was down right janky! I think I'd been using the same pillow case for a couple of years. Oh sure, it had been laundered, but still...Time for a makeover.
I wanted something soft and warm, so I used some cotton flannel squares that I already had on hand and quilted up a little beauty. No plans, and practically no measurements. I just started sewing. I can't believe it actually worked.
I left the end open and just sewed in some grosgrain ribbon to tie the end closed.
I even lined the inside with pretty pink stripes.
And pieced the back too!
All in all, I'm quite happy! It's so soft.
I love it, in fact I'm actually using it as I write this post! Lower back pain is fun!!
I love that I didn't have to spend a single penny on this project, I already had everything I needed in my stash. Free is goood! I also love that it's something practical that I know I'll use for years and years.
Do you guys have any favorite revamps you've done around your place? Tell me all about it!
Hope you're all well!