Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I've been lost in gardening over the last week.  Didn't even know it had been 5 days since I last made a post!  It's that time of spring when you go out to put something in the garage, then you stop by the garden to check on the micro-growth of your hostas or the macro-growth of your clematis and you end up weeding for 45 minutes or trimming your front hedges for four hours.....

I have been working on some projects.  I've been painting a little chest to keep my new chair company and it is almost ready.   It would already been done, but there's a big party today that I have to get ready for.  It's called Pillowpalooza 2012- a party just for pillows!  Pillows deserve a little attention now and then don't you think?  I've never been one to miss a party, so I had to make something to wear!

A couple of years ago I was reading a magazine while I was working out and saw a picture of what I thought was a pillow made to look like a doughnut.  Turns out it wasn't a pillow - actually I don't remember what it was - but ever since then I have been wanting to make a pillow that looks like a doughnut.  I haven't actually done that, because I wasn't sure what I would DO with it once it was made.

Yesterday I decided to throw caution to the wind - because what fun would a party called Pillowpalooza be without a doughnut.  And, if I can talk her in to it, I'm going to give it to my sister.  She kind of likes doughnuts.  

She likes doughnuts like I like white cake with white icing....

No one deserves it more.

Do you think she will like it? 

Problem #2 - How do you stage a doughnut pillow when you don't have any children's "stuff" or children?  I'm going to take it to a friends house who just had a baby and use it as a photo prop.  I think the little baby will be all the staging it needs!

In the meantime, my little doughnut pillow will just have to lay out in the sun or relax in a garden chair.

Tomorrow I will show you how I made my little doughnut with strawberry icing with sprinkles.
In the meantime, I hope it has fun at the party!  Maybe we can go to a few other places while we are out.

Make something wonderful today!


PS - it is precisely 65 days until I get to eat white cake with white icing for MY birthday...um num um num yum yum.....  

Partying NOW at:

Treasure Hunt Thursday@From My Front Porch to Yours
Transformation Thursday@The Shabby Creek Cottage
Pillowpalooza 2012
Uncommonly Yours@Uncommon
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday@Primp
Wow Us Wednesdays@Savvy Southern Style
Swing Into Spring@DIY by Design 
Just a Party With My Peeps@How To Nest for Less


Jessica said...

That pillow came out so awesome! I had to do a double take. I thought it was a real doughnut sitting in that chair and I wanted a big bite of it.

thistlewoodfarm said...


Thanks for linking up to our party! I had to read the post twice to see if that was actually a doughnut!

Thanks for the smile!


Tresa said...

What a cute pillow! Very clever. Gotta run...I need to go get a doughnut. :)

stephanie said...

What a cute pillow. Of course I'll take it. It will go perfectly in my classroom.

Liz Vickerman said...

once again, i'm -smiling-

this is great! and i love your sister's take on showing restraint!

The Stonybrook House said...

That is adorable, Karen! I was concerned that I was going to gain 5 lbs just looking at your blog!! LOVE it! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. Check it out!



Linda @ it all started with paint said...

How very clever of you! So thoughtful of you to bring a big overstuffed snack to the party!

I have to pin this because it's just too darn cute ...

So very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

... and that continues to be, to this day, my daughter's favorite Dunkin Donuts donut!

Lorraine said...

What a CUTE pillow! I love it! Great gift for the donut lover!!
Blessings, Lorraine

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage. This is too too cute! I love that the sprinkles are rolled felt. I want one :)

Im your newest follower.. I would love a follow back if you like my site too. And please feel free to share this at my Friday party starting tomorrow!

How to Nest for Less said...

Wow, that is fantastic!! Great job :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

This is so adorable! I have been gluten free for two months and the one food that I missed the absolute most is donuts! Maybe I need a pillow like this... or would this be torture?

Take care,


Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Too cute! It is such a neat idea. The doughnuts picture had me salivating! I think I just gained 10lbs!!


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