bust some stash
head on over to dollar store crafts, where you’ll find a contest for those who participate. inspiration, too! here’s my first stash busting project: a cute little pillow made from orange velveteen, organza flowers, fiberfill, and little green beads from my stash–i swear, i already had it all! the velveteen from a stuffed elephant (used for the inside of the ears); fiberfill from same elephant; the organza from a curtain i whipped up to hide an ugly view at our last apartment; green thread purchased for some burning man costume; and glass beads from the stash.
ps: you may recognize these little flowers from a plan i hatched up a few weeks ago and only just got around to. big or small, these flowers are a great way to use up little scraps of fabric and they’re super simple to make. check out some inspiration and a little tutorial here. use them on a pillow, turn them into pins, or sew them onto a t-shirt for some fresh style without spending a lot or having to buy new materials. especially if you have a shameful stash like i do!