My Happy When Skies Are Grey

I was singing the song, you are my sunshine to little buddy in the bath. And it kind of made my sad in a happy way. "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey, you'll never know dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away." Like talking about how much you absolutely love something, but also how much you never want to lose that something. I think that's called LOVE. Loving like a wife, loving like a mother, loving like a fur mama... That song can explain my anxiety all in one pretty little package. Luckily we know that when we move out, graduate, pass away etc. that there's a bigger plan, a purpose beyond this life. I never thought I liked abstract paintings that are supposed to mean something, but this bluish grey one... I think I'm going to call it My Happy When Skies Are Grey. Unfortunately this little piece of sunshine did get sent away... to it's new owner. I hope she finds the happy in it now. What's your sunshine? #pacemadedesigns #abstract 

I never thought I liked abstract paintings that are supposed to mean something, but this bluish grey one... I think I'm going to call it My Happy When Skies Are Grey. Unfortunately this little piece of sunshine did get sent away... to it's new owner. I hope she finds the happy in it now. What's your sunshine? #pacemadedesigns #abstract 
I never thought I liked abstract paintings that are supposed to mean something, but this bluish grey one... I think I'm going to call it My Happy When Skies Are Grey. Unfortunately this little piece of sunshine did get sent away... to it's new owner. I hope she finds the happy in it now. What's your sunshine? #pacemadedesigns #abstract 
I never thought I liked abstract paintings that are supposed to mean something, but this bluish grey one... I think I'm going to call it My Happy When Skies Are Grey. Unfortunately this little piece of sunshine did get sent away... to it's new owner. I hope she finds the happy in it now. What's your sunshine? #pacemadedesigns #abstract 
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6 Mudcloth Pillows with 1 yard of Pace Made Fabric
For $27 I was able to make SIX mud cloth pillow covers. One yard of linen cotton canvas ultra, so you get the soft texture of a throw pillow & then some sort of white heavy canvas for the back (mine was leftover from the tie I sewed).

This project has been sitting on my to do list for far too long. I should've done it so much sooner so I could obsess over my cute new pillows for longer. I am in love with the mud cloth look and textures, but I am a little bit too frugal/cheap/lame to buy the real deal. A yard of that runs around $150... and one pillow cover is at least $50.

For $27 I was able to make SIX mud cloth pillow covers. One yard of linen cotton canvas ultra, so you get the soft texture of a throw pillow & then some sort of white heavy canvas for the back (mine was leftover from the tie I sewed).

The fabric can be purchased here: https://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/6099909-six-mudcloth-pillows-by-pacemadedesigns

All I did, was cut out the fabric around each design, which is clearly printed, so that part is so easy. Then I sewed the back on in two different pieces so I could create an envelope to change out the cover for easy wash... you could also do a zipper... or even nothing at all. Straight lines people... the non-sewers can do this!

6 Mudcloth Pillows with 1 yard of Pace Made Fabric
https://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/6099909-six-mudcloth-pillows-by-pacemadedesigns
For $27 I was able to make SIX mud cloth pillow covers. One yard of linen cotton canvas ultra, so you get the soft texture of a throw pillow & then some sort of white heavy canvas for the back (mine was leftover from the tie I sewed).
For $27 I was able to make SIX mud cloth pillow covers. One yard of linen cotton canvas ultra, so you get the soft texture of a throw pillow & then some sort of white heavy canvas for the back (mine was leftover from the tie I sewed).
For $27 I was able to make SIX mud cloth pillow covers. One yard of linen cotton canvas ultra, so you get the soft texture of a throw pillow & then some sort of white heavy canvas for the back (mine was leftover from the tie I sewed).
For $27 I was able to make SIX mud cloth pillow covers. One yard of linen cotton canvas ultra, so you get the soft texture of a throw pillow & then some sort of white heavy canvas for the back (mine was leftover from the tie I sewed).
For $27 I was able to make SIX mud cloth pillow covers. One yard of linen cotton canvas ultra, so you get the soft texture of a throw pillow & then some sort of white heavy canvas for the back (mine was leftover from the tie I sewed).
Vintage Market Days

This last few days we were apart of Vintage Market Days at the Cache County Fairgrounds. It was so much fun to be a part of such a unique show. I just wanted to share how I set up my booth, in case anyone is looking for ways to hang things.

You can hang clothes with these... or art prints... or anything else that hangs. I love them because they are super easy to move, they are light enough that I can carry them and set them up. 

Here's how you build them.

THE BASES

(I did 4 bases for the long one ~16' long & 2 for the short one ~2' long)

6- 1/2 in. Black Malleable Iron FPT Floor Flange

6- pieces of wood

Build the base however you want. My favorite bases were 2x8's cut at 8" so they were square. Then in the middle I put a floor flanges. I painted mine black, because they were silvery... and that doesn't go with copper.

THE STAND

Materials: 

6-  1/2" 5' copper pipes

5- 1/2" 4' copper pipes.

4- 90 degree elbow fittings

2- copper tees

6 male adapter fittings

DIRECTIONS

Screw the male adapter fittings into the floor flanges. Put the 5' copper fittings into all the bases. On the end of the stand put the elbows on and in the two middle pieces put the T pieces on top. Then put the 4' copper pipes in between all  of the poles. 

These stands worked AWESOME for me, plus I love copper pipe. So have at it.