Friday, March 19, 2010

Lassie, Fiber-fill and Burlap Bags-SNS

This is the first time participating in Saturday Nite Specials hosted by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors. This is a fun party to be at for the weekend!

This is a giant 32oz bag of fiberfil, from JoAnn’s, that I keep on hand so I can sew up some pillows and stuff them whenever time lets me. I don’t store it in this frantic mess. It is the scene I came home to.

My 13 year old little dog is named Lassie. She is not a collie; if she was, she wouldn’t be named Lassie, because our family is quirky that way.

Lassie loves her rawhide bones, (and granola bars) and works very hard to find the best hiding places. They are found in the dirty clothes hamper, the clean clothes folded on the bed, under our bed pillow, under the couch cushion, and now this! I thought about leaving it in the fluff as a prize, like the King Cake at Mardi Gras time: whoever gets the baby in their piece of cake wins.007 Over on my bed, Lassie kept her eye on me from her comfy spot on the burlap coffee bean bag. I went to Daz Bog’s coffee for a bold, eye-spinning French roast java and saw all these giant burlap bags.They were on the shelves as back drops for displays. Even before the caffeine hit my brain, I was falling in love with the bags that have all different colors in their designs. I’m picturing pillows and shopping totes, without having to apply the design by paint, stencil or iron-on.008

Check out this stack of bags and guess how much they cost??? Not a dime :) They said they usually just toss them because they get so many. 004

001 Love these colors!003 This one is from the Santa Felish Estate. I’m not sure where that is so ‘I’ll have to Google it.002

009Remember the chaotic pile of fluffy fiber-fil? It’s all inside now. (is the bone?)

These make some seriously gigantic floor or accent pillows. The next ones will be cut into thirds and halves.

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011Emmett thinks this is a new scratching post that I made just for him!

Do you have any coffee roasters in your area? If you do, you may want to check out their bags for no cost yet totally in-style burlap.

9 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Okay Sweetie...
You go back to that coffee shop and get a stack for me. Share the Wealth I always say.

OMG, I am so jealous. I have been buying that darn stuff and you walk in and get some for free. No way. I am just not hanging out in the right places. I wish we had one of those coffee shops here in the valley darnit.

Oh enjoy sweetie. What fun you will have with them. Thank you so much for sharing sweetie. You are a doll. Love it.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a fabulous collection of grain sacks! I can't get over them! Coming over from Funky Junk Interiors, new follower!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

WOW! What a stash! I'd be pumping out wall art with those gorgeous bags. Have fun! I'm so jealous. :)

And welcome to SNS! Thanks for joining in!

FJ Donna

Kendra Joyner said...

These are awesome...such a wonderful find!

Mimi said...

You managed to snap up quite the collection of bags, there! A new coffee shop opened down on the square in town a month or so ago, will have to check to see what they do with the bags. Cute puppy & kitty.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh, lucky you on acquiring all of these coffee burlap bags! How nice and they just gave them to you??

My Miss Morgan had tiny toys that she likes to hide under pillows, under covers, in the clothes..but thankfully she's too small to enjoy tearing into the fiberfill..haha!

Thanks for stopping by..have a great day.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Lisa said...

Well I do like his new scratching post!!! They are all great enjoy!!
Hugs, Lisa

Kiki said...

Wonderful post! AWw..what a cute kitty and pup!! Lovely!
Kiki~

Mary said...

Wow, you smart, lucky lady. Those are way cool and can't beat the price. I've noticed the burlap trend. Wanna get me some of the soft burlap. Great find!