Tagged: peppermint

A Case for More Pillows

I’ve been quilting a while now.  Nearly 20 years.  And in that time, I’ve accumulated a lot of finished projects.

When completed quilts started taking over the house, I figured that switching some of my ideas to quilted pillows would mean less to store.  Now that pillows have piled up in nearly every room, I realize that may not have been the answer.

And still I make more…

This one was inspired by a print I saw online.  As a former Kansas resident, and a lover of bad puns, I felt I had to recreate the image in fabric. Apologies for the earworm that just started in your head.


This set will be part of our Grinch-themed holiday decorations (see, not all the pillows I make are displayed at the same time. I don’t have a problem, I swear!)


And I loved this meme that came across my desk so much, I not only made it into a quilted pillow, but it’s going to be the theme of our holiday card this year (I’m working on a way to make the card actually smell like peppermint and wondering if it’s possible to do the same with the pillow 🙂 )





I Have Special Ties to These Pillows

For a while now, I’ve wanted to make a pair of bow pillows.  I’ve seen some online and they were always pretty, but looked a little difficult to make.  Still, when I had a little extra white twill from another project recently, I decided to try sewing a couple for myself…


Turns out tying them was only the second hardest part – making sure the super long ties weren’t sewn into a seam, now that was a challenge!

The peppermint fabric had been in my stash for a while and I’m really glad I found such a cute use for it.  And now there’s proof NOT EVERYTHING in my holiday decor is Grinch themed (though they do coordinate nicely! 😀)

A Little Encourage “mint”

A friend of ours is about to start chemo, so we’re sending him a little encourage”mint” –


mintflapThe pillow inside is about 10″ x 10″, but not quite square – I trimmed the corners of the sham to give it that more rounded peppermint candy look.  The clear wrapper really brings the idea home, though.

I was thinking these might be great, not only for health care issues, but for people training for marathons or even starting new adventures like school or jobs.  Everyone can use a little encourage”mint” sometimes, right?

What do you think?  Should I offer these for sale in my Etsy shop?