Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hippie Chic

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I recently made another craft from the fantastic book Rediscovered Treasures.  You can read my post about this book here.

I chose this project to copy:


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The book used pot holders to cover a pillow, but I used granny squares. There aren't many things (other than tie dye or lava lamps) that screams hippie chic more than granny squares.  I can remember folks wearing granny square vests when I was a child.

I took twenty granny squares, a pillow, gros grain ribbon, and some scissors. That's it!  I randomly placed the squares on my work table, and tied them together with black, pink, and green polka dot ribbon.  Simple!


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Of course I made it for Shanley Belle's dorm room.  I think it will look cute on her bed!


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If you have not looked at this book yet, you must.  I love the projects and ideas in it!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

15 comments:

  1. Tat is so pretty Ricki Jill, it will look fabulous in your daughters dorm room. You guys did a great job on her room. Everything is happy and bright and so well coordinated. Thanks for the book tip, I may have to purchase that...just what I need another craft or decorating book lol.

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  2. Mi piace tanto il cuscino fatto con le presine all'uncinetto!Bello,bello!Baci,Rosetta

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  3. Very cute idea. :) You can never have too many Granny Squares! Ha!

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  4. It will be perfect for her room. I love it.

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  5. Oh I love it Ricki! Who would think that some granny squares could turn into something so cute?

    My mom made me a hat when I was a kid with brown & orange granny squares...Oh how I hated that hat! LOL

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  6. You always have the best ideas. I just love that pillow. I am afraid my kids would not want any pillow I made on their beds.

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  7. This is so cute & but of course, I would no nothing about granny squares (uhm hmm-m=m). OK. I want the book!

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  8. what a great and easy gift to make for someone.
    She will love it!
    Amy

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  9. Your granny square pillow is so unique and just stunning Ricki Jill. I've never seen anything like it and I love it. Your daughter will be thrilled to have it in her dorm room. I have a small pillow I want to do a cover for and now I have my inspiration. Thanks sweetie!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  10. Hi Ricky! I love it. The color combinations look so refreshing to the eyes. I looks so huggable and comfy, if only I could touch it. hahaha Anyway, I seldom see mothers who make personalized stuff for their daughters. If I were in Shelley's shoes I would be super happy. :) Oh btw, if it is not too much to ask, if you still have time please visit my blog. I have a simple appreciation for you. :)

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  11. Very pretty, Ricki! So colorful!...Christine

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  12. cool, it will look really great on her bed!

    well done mam

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