Monday, December 8, 2014

Take an Old Flannel shirt…

and transform it into something cute with the help of Etsy!

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I bought the epattern from Red Dirt Primitives HERE and put my own twist on it.

I’ve been trying my best to ‘use what I have’ so that’s what I did.

One day soon, I would love to buy some felted fur and make another one using my old cutter quilt.

But this is what I had, so this is what I used.

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I made it for hubby.

 (after all it was HIS shirt! heehee!)

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We hiked at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve on Saturday (it was 80 degrees) and I sewed on Sunday afternoon.

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

Did you have a good weekend, too?

60 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That bear is adorable. I love your Santa and reindeer flying in your header!

DearHelenHartman said...

Beary Clever! So cute.

Diane said...

So cute and clever!!

NanaDiana said...

That is VERY cute, Diane. I can see you have been stitching up a storm! xo Diana

ps. Did you know you have word verification on?

Kathy said...

The pillow is adorable!

Christine said...

Really love how this turned out! I love bears!
I Can't imagine 80 degrees as we are shivering in temperatures near freezing!

kathyinozarks said...

Love it!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, so so sweet, love the soft Bear pillow. Blessings Francine.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I think that's one of my favorite things that you've ever made. It is adorable. Enjoy your week! xo

NanaDiana said...

Checking- Your word verification is still ON. #912 must be entered this time.

Cattails said...

Pretty day for a hike. That pillow is cute - hope hubby likes it!

Margaret said...

What a cute fella! I bet if you gave him some stuffing in his belly, that would look cute too! You just make life adorable! Glad you had a nice weekend! We did too! Maggie

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane,
I really love your pillow you made from your hubby's shirt. The pillow is so nice and you did a great job. I know he is going to love since you made it with love! Now I can't believe that you have never made a yo-yo before! With all of your sewing talent you will have to start and make some! LOL! Have a wonderful day and week.
Hugs,
Julie

TexWisGirl said...

very cute!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I am a pillow nut and he looks so cute.

Vee said...

That is the cutest thing! What a great idea, Diane.

Lorrie said...

Such a cute and cuddly bear pillow.

Terri Buster said...

Aww- that's a sweet pillow! You had a great weekend of fun!

Arlene Grimm said...

Very nice!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

You are so creative! That's adorable! xoxo

ann said...

The pillow is just so cute. I am looking for old blouses at the thrift stores to make vintage dolldresses because it is very hard to find quality lace these days. I have stashed away for when the whim strikes. I love old flannel shirts and to be able to repurpose them is a perfect use for an old favorite.

September Violets said...

That's a cute little cushion! I have some plaid shirts that my son no longer can fit into, and was wondering what to do with them. Well I can't put them in the goodwill bag now, can I?! Always something more to create ;) Wendy x

Susie said...

Diane, I love your bear, hope your husband was done with that shirt. LOL. That is good hiking weather. So pretty to see those skies. xoxo,Susie

Poppy said...

What a checkered charmer, Diane! He is adorable!

Happy Monday, my friend!

Warm hugs to both of you!:)

Poppy

Carla from The River said...

I love Santa and his reindeer in your header. Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas.
I love the pillow. A great idea.
Have a blessed week.
Carla

Debby Ray said...

Just absolutely adorable!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute and adorable! Love it! I mailed your package today!
hugs,
Linda

Linda Kay said...

Very cute. Had a great weekend, and am enjoying the day reading blogs from my busy blogger friends.

Montanagirl said...

The bear is so cute - love him. I too, like Santa and Reindeer flying along in your header! Nice touch.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is just adorable!!

Happy@Home said...

You are so creative, Diane. The pillow turned out adorable! How clever to use hubby's old shirt too.
Your header made me smile and I see the pixies over there on your sidebar. They look quite comfy on the couch :).

Shirley Hatfield said...

Wow! So many comments...you definitely hit a home run with that adorable pillow. I know about 8 granddaughters that would love one of those...even the teens. Thank you for sharing!

Chris said...

Soo cute!! What a great pillow! And it was 80 degrees....wow!!

Kathy said...

Tnat pillow is just too cute! I can't imagine it being 80 degrees this time of year, but I would love it.

Doreen@househoneys said...

What a charming sweetheart he is! I'm trying to use what I have too, although I can say I'm not doing it nearly as creatively as you are.

Debby said...

Very cute. Did you get Pat's latest dolly or do we have competition, hah.

cynthia lee designs said...

Very,very cute!!

Denise said...

I LOVE this pillow Diane -- you are so talented!! I'm still trying to learn to sew; I really wasn't interested when I was young, but now I wish I had learned years ago. I love all the plaids that I'm seeing everywhere now; this was a great way to use a flannel shirt! :)

It was definitely not 80 degrees here yesterday; it was COLD yesterday and today. Have a great week, Diane!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Stephanie said...

Cute and clever, my friend! I love that your pillow is made from a flannel shirt.

Your are a beautiful inspiration! Hugs to you!

annie said...

looks like we all love him!
it's terrific!

Simply Shelley said...

Oh my goodness, you are just full of creativity. Very cute, hubby is sure to love that, who wouldn't? lol
blessings

20 North Ora said...

So cute and cuddly. Beautiful photo.

Judy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is so adorable! I bet hubby loved it...Or maybe not, I hope it wasn't a favorite shirt lol

Carol

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a cute way to use old flannel shirts! Love it!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Absolutely darling! Love it. While you were hiking, the girls were ice skating on our lake! Hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is SO CUTE, Diane! That bear has the sweetest face. Hmmm. I'm wondering which shirt Mr. Cranberry won't miss. LOL

Sarah Beth said...

He's a definite cutie! That's a fun idea to put him on your hubby's flannel shirt! I think he'd be adorable on the quilt pillow too :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh that is just darling - I like the idea of using old plaid shirts - I've used them in quilts before.

Deborah Montgomery said...

So cute, love that bear. And I always get a chuckle out of your little hee-hee's!!

Art @ Home said...

Aw….he is so cute! I love your pillow!!!

kitty said...

Oh Diane, that is the cutest pillow ever! I've been holding onto some of my beloved's shirts and I want to make some pillows, but I just can't do it yet. Maybe one day....
In your other post you mentioned the Mitford Series. Yes, I read them all, but not this new one. I'd love to catch up with all those sweet characters.

Liz Hockamier said...

That is clever! I love it! :)
Merry Christmas!
~Liz

Red Rose Alley said...

This pillow is so cute, Diane. You are so clever using the material you already had.

Your Header is darling with Santa's sleigh. Perfect for the Christmas season.

love,
~Sheri

Marlene Plasencia said...

This is so darn cute. Never getting rid of an old shirt. His beautiful.
Merry Christmas,
Marlene

Farmhouse prims said...

I love your pillow, how neat that it is made from your hubbys shirt. Hugs, Lecia

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is absolutely adorable! What a great idea and so special because it's personalized. Thanks for sharing with us at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Jeanne said...

Awww... Your little bear looks sad!

Mrs R said...

Oh what a darling idea! The bear looks rather disapproving - maybe he wants Christmas now! :-)

Sam I Am...... said...

Darling pillow and I am trying also to use what I have..hence the doll quilt. It does force you to be more creative, I think. You don't need that but I do.

JoKnows said...

That is truly adorable! Love it.