This is my beautiful dog, Scout. He has been with us for 2 1/2 years now. He is a sweet, loving dog. He is a Black Lab and wants nothing to do with being a Lab. He is seen here lying on the couch (oh, the story behind that!) on my Tulle Pillow. The pillow is one I made with scrap fabrics and hem tape, ironed together. I made them about 9 years ago and they have held up very well!
Why am I talking about my Lab and my Pillow? Well, it is because I suffer from what most of us do! Unfocused attention. While I started this blog for design related tips and some cooking, I am finding my interests are moving in many different directions. While I love design--it is my job and love cooking--there are other things I need to talk about.
Frugality. Living a Frugal Life. I think it is all interconnected somehow. While people talk about organic lifestyles and all the benefits, I see high price tags! Prices I can't afford to spend. Then it hit me, frugal living! So much of it is organic! Home Gardening, Preserving, Recycling, and doing without. Hm. Think I am onto something! So, I am going to interject some ideas on living more frugally that might inspire you to do the same.
The pillows, Not more than $ 5.00 for the pair. They have graced 2 bedrooms and now my living room. Have held their shape. Well worth the investment! Simple to make, too. I used co-ordinating fabric, hem tape, and stuffing. I ironed 3 1/2 sides together, stuffed, and then stitched up the remaining side. Hem Tape is not supposed to be a permanent bond but as I said earlier they have lasted 9 years so far. When I put them together I had no idea I would still be enjoying them today!
So, for Frugal, check out my side bar for some new links!
Find this book--I think it is on Amazon. It is the holy grail of living a frugal life. Indispensable.
And, as always, exploring my corner of the world.