Friday, November 16, 2012

Pillow Case Wrapping Paper and Pineapples



This year, I opted to make all of my Christmas presents.  Which is turning into a huge undertaking, but I am determined that I will get them all finished.   I figured since I was making gifts, why not make the wrapping paper too.

  So instead of wrapping it in paper, my family will all be getting a pillow case.  I love the free tutorials over at Missouri Star Quilt Company.  So, I picked up the dimensions from their tutorial here.  I opted to use French seams, so all of the raw edges are concealed.
 
 

 
Of course, they are all geared to their likes or favorite color.  Anyone for coffee and bacon?
 
 
A little camo for the guys,
 

 
a little Moda Tradewinds, so much fun



and some wild horses.  For a grand total of 9.  So no wrapping paper bought or ending up in the trash or recycling bin.  A win - win situation! And since the weather was very cooperative with creating this last weekend (snowed like crazy), I finished my Mango Pineapple afghan.  4 More afghans to do, but wait...


I started working on another: A Watermelon Pineapple afghan.  I love that the name of the yarn color goes so well with pineapples. Same pattern as the other two, and I now have the pattern memorized which makes crocheting a lot easier.   



Only 39 more days till my Christmas deadline, so I best get busy.



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25 comments:

  1. Your pillow cases are beautiful and I love your crochet :)

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  2. Wow, you have been busy. Lovely work. Is the pineapple pattern difficult? I might try it.

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  3. Love your blog! I found a link to your blog and of course have spent the last half hour cruising around. Love the colors, threads and ideas. and I pinned the recipes for the body scrubs. Where did you find the pattern for the scrubber with the Lemon Sugar Scrub you posted earlier?

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  4. Fun pillowcases (I like using them to 'wrap' presents in as well). Love your afghans, the colors are great...may have to get back to crocheting again! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  5. Your pineapple afghans are so pretty!! What a great idea to use pillowcases for wrapping.

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  6. The fabric looks fantastic ! I love your afghans, the colours are fabulous :)

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  7. Nice fabrics! The pink Color afghan is lovely:)

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  8. Such a great idea, but you are an extremely ambitious lady! I love the pillow cases and that crochet is stunning. I'm going to have to check out that pattern and give it a try. My crochet adventures have been limited to granny squares and I would love to try something new.

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  9. Wow, good for you! I love the idea of using pillowcases to wrap gifts. Beautiful afghans too! Glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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  10. Such pretty pillow cases! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  11. Fun pillowcases (bacon for DH?) and I just love the colors and pattern of your afghans.

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  12. Love the idea of using pillow cases to wrap your gifts! I may have to use that in the future. Way to go getting them all done :)

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  13. What a swell idea! And I love the fabrics you've used.
    Those afghans are beautiful - the pineapple pattern has always been a favourite of mine and I especially like the pink one.

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  14. This such a great idea! Giving an extra special gift and saving on unnecessary wrapping paper!
    Thanks for the idea
    Rebecca
    www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. Gosh you are keeping yourself busy, you will need a holiday by the time Christmas comes!

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  16. Your Pillow was nice , we mostly like the woolen art, and That is really good way make busy yourself...your blog all the pics was nice, keep shearing..

    Whiite

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  17. I've always like the pineapple stitch. I've never seen it done like that before.

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  18. So pretty works!!! Love the pink afghan with lovely pineapples! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  19. Pillowcases make great Christmas presents!

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  20. Oh my! You've been one busy bee! I definitely love that you are giving handmade gifts and even wrapping them in something they could actually use rather than throw away! We are featuring this post today, by the way! ^^)

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  21. Amy, I love that you chose to make wrapping paper! So green, eco-friendly and FUN. Great job! And those pineapple afghans are gorgeous. Your friends are gonna love you this year! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  22. You're amazing Amy! I love the idea of giving the gift in a specially made pillowcase! Very cool! Keep up the good work!

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  23. LOVE everything on this page... seriously! :-)

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