Periodically I’m surprised by my stash. Earlier this week was such an occasion. I decided that I needed a couple of Christmas pillow cases. In fact I purchased a couple of plain white cases with the intention of decorating them with applique (what was I thinking?)
When I got home I pulled out my box of Christmas fabric and found two fabrics with enough yardage to create a couple of pillow cases. For the most part I don’t buy holiday fabric — the Halloween fabric I’ve purchased lately has been an anomaly. I’m pretty certain the stripe fabric is from my mom’s stash — it has a weird piece cut out of each end. The red fabric possibly came from a friend when she was clearing out her stash.
These were for the White Elephant gift exchange at the Christmas party I went to earlier today. I used the packaging from the pillowcases I bought to put together my own package of pillowcases.
What do you think? At first glance do they look “store bought”?
This is the back of the package.
Sure enough the woman who picked my package thought they were “store bought”. It wasn’t until I asked her to read the back of the package that she realized I had made them.