Friday, January 21, 2011

Pillow Project

Okay, so this is nothing new; in fact I've been meaning to get around to this project for - I don't know - a year.  Well today I checked it off of my "To Do" list.  Okay, so it's a mental list.  I'm too lazy to write it down; hence the need for a blog to make me document stuff.

Step 1 - Make friends with someone who buys a lot of rice - in bulk, and persuade them to store the rice in another container.  This is part of the reason it took me so long to get around to this project.  When one buys rice in bulk one does not buy it often.  I guess you could buy your own rice, but not us.  We went on south beach about a year ago.  I miss rice, but I digress.

Step 2 - Go buy a pillow form or some filler.  My bag was an odd size, so I used filler.

Step 3 - Stuff the bag with filler.  Better yet, put the filler on an old pillowcase or t-shirt and make your own pillow form.

Step 4 - Zip the bag closed.  Yeah, my bag had a zipper because I'm cool like that.

It took me a year- for that!  Now that it is finished I'm trying to decide where it should live, and if I should remove the handles.  I want to leave the handles, but I think The Boy might turn it into a weapon.  It would be like a giant Homie sock, because The Boy don't play that!

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  1. This is such a cute project, you had me laughing though, because I am the same. The simplest projects seem to take the longest time to complete. Oh and by the way, I never saw rice in such a cute bag and with a zipper even :)
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love it! I actually have done this with a bag of Basmati rice as well! :) And yes, it took me about a year to get around to doing it. My goal is to have a 2nd pillow made in the next 2 months.

  3. This is sooo cute! Stopping over from Not Just a Housewife Party.

  4. Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy! This is such a cool idea. I can't believe you haven't had rice in a year... I'm addicted to it! Good job!

  5. so cute, and what a great idea! this reminded me right away of my stepfather and his love of rice. wonder if he'd like a pillow, lol.

  6. Very very cute project, gosh if you want a matching set it's going to take a whole other year!! (: Your post had me laughing!