I’ve been all up in burlap’s face lately – I just can’t get enough of it. I’ve also had a very weird, painful sore throat lately and I’m desperately hoping the two are not connected. I say this because I once had a pure wool vest (it was the ’90s) that I loved, but it gave me a very odd, scratchy throat every time I wore it. I don’t think it made me sleepy though, and I’ve definitely been very sleepy. I’m also not wrapping myself in burlap and the sore throat never goes away. I’m probably just sick. Okay anyway, moving on. Isn’t this the cutest?
Aw, cute little stenciled pillow. It wasn’t supposed to be that little, but whatever, it’s still cute. And there’s no way I’m dragging out the paint and stencil and drop cloth and taking this apart and pulling out the stuffing just to make a bigger pillow. Ferget it. Instead, I just made another bigger pillow out of leftover duck canvas to balance it. They’re called priorities Plus, I love that crazy plain canvas pillow for some reason. So about the stenciled pillow . . . yeah, you’d think I’d had enough stenciling after the floor-length drapes, but no. And I love the fancy black pattern on the rough, natural burlap. Okay CRAP. I just googled “burlap allergy” and it’s a real, common thing, and I’m pretty sure I have fallen victim. Which is really inconvenient, because . . .
. . . I covered my desk in it. And it looks SO super cute. I haven’t been working at it though, so I don’t know that it would give me a sore throat ALL of the time, but it is in the house so . . . sh*t. Apparently if you wash it, the craziness goes away. Maybe? Ugh, dudes. Now I have to rip it apart and wash the damn thing. And I guess I’m taking that pillow apart after all. Ho. Hum. At least I’ve got some happy news!
I’m about to start a TUTORIAL NEWSLETTER! How fun is that? It’s so fun, I wrote it in all capitals. Every two weeks, I will send out an email with an awesome DIY project – everything from wedding projects to home decor to clothing and accessories. And all you have to do is sign up! But you HAVE to sign up – these tutorials will not be posted on the blog. Oh and I also plan to give away a lot of my finished projects, because we’re running out of room in this dump, and you’ll only be notified of giveaways if you’re a member. Pretty exciting, right? So go sign up, my dearies, and keep an eye on your mailbox for the first issue!