I gave you a peak at my pillows
for the mountain house on Thursday.
We flew up to the house this time
instead of driving the eleven hours.
I had a ton of things that I wanted to bring
up here, but I could only bring
what I could pack into my suitcase.
I packed the pillow covers and a few other things.
I thought that I could buy some pillow inserts
in Denver on the drive up the mountain.
We stopped at JoAnn's but we struck out.
We tried several stores here in the Dillon,
Frisco, Sliverthorne area, but it was still a no go.
We hit Walmart, Target, BBB, thrift stores, and nothing.
I just refused to pay a lot of money
for inserts for pillow covers
that only cost me a few dollars apiece to sew.
So, I decided to construct my own
pillow inserts out of feather pillows
from Target and pillow protectors.
A standard pillow measures 20"X28".
The pillows were about $10 each
and I figured I could get at least one
and a half out of each pillow.
The pillow protectors were $4 for two.
The great thing about the pillow protectors
is that they have a zipper at the end.
Makes it SEW easy!
I measured 20" and drew a mark for cutting.
To minimize the feather mess
I put the pillow protector on the pillow
all the way up to the mark
before I started cutting
and placed a trash bag
on the other end of the pillow
to catch the excess feathers.
I just zipped up the pillow protector
and folded over the extra portion
and placed it into my pillow cover!
Easy solution and it probably cost less
than buying an insert.
I could have used a regular pillow
but I really like the way that feather inserts
feel, and the shape that they have.
Besides, you can only make those
great Karate chops with the feather inserts!
I love all of the fabrics together.
I found these two wool blankets
at an Estate Sale on Thursday for $10 each.
Perfect for the Mountains!
And they match the back
of my pretty toile pillow!
I used the envelope pillow style
because they are so easy to make
and easy to take off and wash if needed.
It's a nice change for Fall and Winter
without spending a lot of money.
It makes me happy to be able
to come up here and make a few changes
and make it all pretty!
Of course the prettiest views are outside!
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