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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Once An Old Pillowcase ..

Hello my dear friends,

since it is getting closer to Christmas it just seems right for me to tell you about my next creation and I thought it would be neat to write it like a short story ...

'Once upon a time there was a little pillowcase. It was older and not so white anymore and had a few tiny holes here and there. It would spend most of it's life now tucked away in the far corner of the linen closet where it was always dark and away from the warm sun and everything else nice.

One day the pillowcase was taken out of the closet and placed into a plastic bag. It was carried to a car and taken to a thrift store where it was hung with many other unwanted pillowcases on a rack. Then one day a lady came by and saw it. She liked it so much that she bought it. She took it home and thought of how she could give this little old pillowcase a new purpose in life and she did. She transformed it into something very lovely and unique.

This way the little pillowcase would be able to be around for many more years and it's new life would be a very special one too. It would be taken care of and placed in a box where it would wait for the most wonderful time of the year. This time the pillowcase didn't mind it at all because every time it was taken out of it's box now it would be placed in a beautiful room with a big tree with shiny decorations and twinkling lights and if that wasn't a wonderful thing ... every year a very special person would come and visit the pillowcase and pay a lot of attention to it because it was no longer just an old pillowcase but now a beautiful Christmas stocking with sparkling snowflake jewels with dazzling crystals and trims, ribbons and jingle bells.'

I love how an old unwanted pillowcase now has a new life as a Christmas stocking for many more years to come. I actually had made this stocking earlier this year some time and only now did I think the time was right to share it with you. I do hope you have enjoyed my newest creation.
I hope you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friends.
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B.


  1. This is wonderful and makes me feel more in the Christmas spirit. You did a lovely job, repurposing the pillow case and I'm sure it thanks you. :-)

    Happy Holidays ~ FlowerLady

  2. Oh Karen...your stocking is absolutely LOVELY!!!! Just gorgeous!!! I love seeing how you re-purpose forgotten items into wonderful treasures. I hope you are doing so good sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

  3. How sweet and preciious. Your story warmed my heart and gave a special note to my day. Thank you!

  4. Wonderful story and beautiful stocking!

  5. The stocking came out gorgeous,Karen.
    Loved the story:)
    Have a wonderful day.

  6. Karen! This is gorgeous! What a special way to preserve your treasure.

  7. I have enjoyed your blog for a long time, but I seldom post. I have been wanting to tell you how much I love your posts! This post is so much fun - I love the story and the beautiful transformation from pillowcase to stocking. Thanks so much for being you and for sharing some of your world on this blog!

  8. I am now thinking about some of my old pillowcases and embroidered linens. What a great way to re-purpose something that is a "cutter"!

  9. Your story had me entranced and now seeing your beautiful stocking has me enchanted. The magic of the season is alive and flourishing in your beautiful creation. Joyous Jingles...

  10. What a perfectly sweet story.. and your re-purposed pillowcase stocking is beautiful. You have a magic touch Karen.