Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A little Traveling companion

Sometimes I DO bring along a little companion


~Meet Sandy~

but that’s not what I’m talking about this time.

I like to take a small pillow when we travel.

It’s nice to prop up your arm or put behind your neck.


Hubby dug through the camping gear we still have and gave me his REI pillow.


And I made a little envelope style pillow cover for it.


I love making pillow covers because you can easily wash them.


Of course I had to embellish it a little to make it pretty. (I used soft lace instead of a button to keep it comfy)


I’m ready to GO!


I’m joining Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Brenda at the Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday.

Do you have any travel tips to share?




Good Morning Diane, Happy Tuesday. Love your blue and white happy cover for your pillow. I always take 2 pillow with me when we travel.. Have a lovely week.. It is getting warmer here, A Very Happy Dance. Hugs Judy

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved the super cute pillow cover you made!!

Susie said...

Love your pillow case fabric. I make those envelope style cases also. Easy on and off, so you can wash them. Looks like you are ready for a day trip. xoxo,Susie

Cranberry Morning said...

Very nice pillow cover! And I bet Sandy wouldn't mind being a pillow too. :-)

My most important travel tip: Pack Light. Never take more than what you can put in a carry-on.

Musings from Kim K. said...

When we travel out west this summer, I think we might need a few traveling pillows. Darling.

cucki said...

Truly so sweet...lovely pillow cover..
Big hugs x

maddyrose said...

Love the fabric and design of your little pillow cover. Guess what's going on my to-do list. :^)

Hillcresthome Prims said...

WOW, I love the pillows and the colors and print of fabric. What a super idea!!!!
Have a wonderful blessed day my sweet friend,

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Good Morning Diane,
Very cute pillow!!! Love the fabric.
Thanks for visiting my blog. The best part of having a giveaway is meeting new bloggers.
Enjoy your day,

ImagiMeri said...

That pillow cover is just darling! I love the flower accent you put on there. It just kills me to see all these decorator pillows in the stores that have shells and sequins on them....how comfortable is that? I know they're for decor, but really if you can't lay your head down on one without poking an eye out, what's the real purpose of a pillow?


Freckled Hen said...

You surround yourself with such pretty things! Happy travels!

JG said...

Envelope Pillow Covers are the best! I have one cut out & ready to sew. I also like your fabric!

Unknown said...

I always take a pillow with me but now I can see I need to get busy and make it cute instead of utilitarian. Thanks.

20 North Ora said...

Cute cover you made! I also travel with a small pillow. Those headrests never seem to hit my neck at the right spot.

Enjoy your travels.


RURAL magazine said...

Diane, you really are rocking that cover, so pretty.


Tina said...

Love the new look for you traveling companion.
Have a happy day.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your pillow cover, the fabric is so pretty!

My travel tip is to take a small cooler to chill some water bottles and a few snacks that aren't too messy to eat in the car. And pack light! We always seem to take too much.

Have fun traveling!

Vee said...

Great idea to have a little pillow along for the drive.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cute pillow! I love having a pillow in the car just in case!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

How cute!! So practical and a great way to support your back.

Babs said...

Your little pillow cover is so fresh and pretty and perfect for traveling. It's nice that you made the cover removable, too.

Tina´s PicStory said...

how cute :) and the pillow is so beautiful! ... yes i know you will like my lavender dreams ♥

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

How clever you are! I make the same envelope style pillow cases/covers too and for the same reason....you can take them off and wash them.
You did a gorgeous job on it especially with your embellishment. Where did you get the ranch pic at the top of your blog? Love it!

Unknown said...

So darn clever.. I love it.


Happy@Home said...

Wow Diane, you really took that camping pillow up a few notches. So pretty.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have been thinking about buying a sewing machine so I can whip up pillows and covers for myself. Very cute.

Unknown said...

Diane, that is darling! You are so creative! Wish I could sew ...

Happy spring, my friend.

Lila Rostenberg said...

Great pillow cover! Enjoy your travels!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great idea and so cute!

Simply Shelley said...

Your pillow is nice. Reminded me of my mama...she always keeps a little pillow in their car :) I like Sandy too! I will share a little secret with you...sometimes when I am going somewhere away from home....I tuck a tiny little Patsy doll,teddy bear or Raggedy Ann in my bag :) Blessings friend

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your pillow cover!! I have to take a pillow when we travel because of my bad back, but yours is so much prettier than mine.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love your pillow cover. The flower really makes it so cute!!

Linda Walker said...

Cutest pillow! I love it...I need to do something similar for my neck. My "sweet" dog ate the washable cover on my pillow. Think I will try the envelope style. Thanks for posting, Linda