Thursday, November 5, 2009

Same Song, Another Verse and a Give Away!

I do have some other 'tunes' in mind, but for the moment I am staying with a theme. There is only so much I can do in the hour or so I have taken to create.   And I had to share with my husband las night.  He actually (GASP!) used one of dropcloths to paint something.  The horror!! 

And you know what?! I have decided to give away a dropcloth. Details are at the end of this post.

More pleats 'cause I really like the way they look with the mix of formal and rustic.

Crown buttons since crowns seems to be a bit of a trend.

And my quick easy pillow. I have a few ideas for more pillows but will throw them in the background of some other projects so I don't end up boring people.

But, one button or five? Which do you like better?

And the Giveaway!  I will send a Home Depot dropcloth to whoever wins a drawing I will do on November 21.  To enter the drawing leave a comment telling me what you would do if you had a dropcloth to use or run through my blog and tell me which project I have made you like best.  You can get a second entry if you post about the giveaway and let me know that you did so. 

I am linking  to the following:


  1. Good morning Brenda!
    Your post cracked me up! how dare your hubby do such a thing~ to think he used a dropcloth as a dropcloth!! w h a t was he thinking?? ;-)
    Ok..I want to enter the contest! I totally LOVE the chaise dropcloth slipcover you made! I love the ruffles & want to make something w/ ruffles. I hate to think that I might actually want to make another slipcover....but...I do have a certain ghastly pink chair that could use an overhaul....Question for dropcloth as thick as duck?



    And thank you for your nice comments on my site! It really makes my day :-}

  2. sorry, I totally forgot to tell you my thoughts on your pillow..... I LOVE IT!!!

    I like the 5 button version & I so love the pleats w/ the unfinished that is cute.


  3. I would make a slipcover for my sister's ugly (yet is has great "bones") nursing chair. She is having her baby this Sunday! Funny I just mentioned to her that using dropcloth would make great fabric for a slipcover. Oh- pick me - but do you ship to Canada?????

  4. Don't put me in the drawing 'cause all we'd ever use a drop cloth for is a drop cloth.

    I'm just not clever like you other gals are.

    I LOVE the pillow!!! I am partial to the one with one button more than to the one with 5.

  5. I like the 5 buttons... Beautiful pillow!

    I just recovered extra dining room chairs with a drop cloth...IF I had another, I would make a window treatment with it (and might even copy you "pleats")

  6. It truly is amazing what you can do with a dropcloth! I guess I am in the minority, I like the pillow with just the one puts more focus on the pleats and that's what I think is so awesome on the pillow. I could only dream of making a dropcloth into a pillow as gorgeous as this...let alone slipcover furniture!

    :) T

  7. HI Brenda!

    LOve that pillow...and I would like to make some of those for myself asn as gifts. I love the one button simplicity. SO little, yet such a statement. I would also love to make some curtains using a drop cloth.
    Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville!
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  8. Hi Brenda,
    I love the pillow, I love the ruffle and I love it with one or five buttons... but if I had to chose I would go with one button.
    I am already planning (I emphasize planning...I haven't started the project yet) to make a window treatment out of a dropcloth.
    You have been such an inspiration with using this material.

  9. Found your wonderful blog today! Love all your dropcloth ideas especially the fabulous chaise lounge slipcover & the rosettes on the lamp shade ~ so creative!

  10. I like the single button pillow best, but I love the pleats. It's almost unexpected!

    I've banned myself from entering any giveaways, so please don't enter me. I tend to win. lol I just am not allowed any more stuff - useful or not! I had to comment though as that's what I do best :)

    Kristin - The Goat

  11. What a wonderful pillow but I LOVE your apron!!! All great ideas with drop cloths!

  12. Sew much fun ! I am loving your pillows !

  13. I love this pillow!!! I may have to steal the idea for a bed pillow! :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog... I am glad to hear that you are a new follower. I just became a follower of your blog too, I love your apron and the twister roses. I hope your Friday is awesome :)


  15. That pillow is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it. I love the buttons too.

  16. I am simplifying my life - after a bout in June with a serious illness - I took a reality check on what's important and I'm decluttering to the sleek, simple look - gone are the dust collectors (except the meaningful treasures of course!) here are the soothing tones and basic cloths - what perfect theme but a drop cloth! And - I am going to try to have an ottoman done in the same!!! Girl that can't sew a stitch but appreciates those who do...Jennifer

  17. Who knew you could do so many things with a dropcloth. I like your Nesting project.


  18. My gosh girl can you create with dropcloths. I love the pillows, five buttons or one. Either way they are wonderful. I cannot wait to try the rosettes. Thank you for showing us how.


Thanks so much for letting me know what you think! I so appreciate each and every one of you that take the time to comment! Have a wonderful day!