Repurpose: Mattress Covers 

My dogs, aka “The Twins”, currently attend doggy daycare. Yes, there is such thing as doggy day care.  And yes, my dogs attend. It’s a great way for them to socialize with other dogs and people, especially since we don’t live near a dog park.  

Pensacola Pet Resort is the best! The girls get socialization, walks, and playtime with other dogs. The staff is super nice and knowledgeable. I could go on and on but I digress. The last time I was there, they had a notice requesting old blankets, towels and/or comforters. I knew I had old towels but I’ve already repurposed those for rainy days at home. In my efforts to clean up, I found a couple mattress covers. I thought these would be a great donation for them.

The first one is waterproof and has a plastic liner. I cut off the section that secures liner to the mattress. I think I might be able to use that part for lining in my tissue covers.

The second one is the padded mattress cover. I’m cutting away the section that secures the cover to the mattress. If I wasn’t donating it, this would make great padding for one of my many quilting projects.


Since it’s already shirred with elastic, I can see it dyed for a cute top to a sundress.

What do you think? Let me know.

Happy Repurposing!



Pin Cushion Bracelet

Have you ever been at the cutting table or ironing board, ready to pin only to look at your pincushion on the other side of the room? Huge sigh. I sigh in frustration too often. I’m at the sewing machine and pincushion is on the ironing board. And vice versa. Well not after today. I will longer sigh in frustration. Today, I made my first pincushion bracelet.


I don’t know what I’m more happy about: this cute pincushion or not having to stop what I’m doing to go get a pin. I think both.


I used this Wrist Pincushion pattern, leftover fabric from a dress, a few stitches, velcro and some glue. I couldn’t be more pleased. Will probably make a few more. But for now, I’m ready.

Happy Sewing!


Marcus Pointe Thrift Store Deals

All of this for less than $10

Have you been to a thirty store lately? If your answer is no, you are missing out on some great deals.

Shoes: $8

Fabric: 10 cent

Patterns: 50 cent

If you happen to be in Pensacola, be sure to stop by the Marcus Pointe Thrift store on “W” Street. You’ll get a card for 10% off on your next 10 purchases.

The next time you see a thrift store, don’t hesitate. You never know what gems you’ll find or how much you can save. Be sure to let me know what you find and where.

Happy Thrifting!



Another Use For Address Labels

Old address labels - repurposed
Old address labels – repurposed

I was looking for a way to keep my ribbon from unraveling. I didn’t want to keep using the pins. I’ve noticed that this methods tends to leave little holes in the ribbon.

So the other day I was cleaning out my desk drawer and noticed an influx of address labels. You know the ones you get asking for a donation of some sort (leukemia, lung association, March of Dimes). I think I’ve donated a time or two. It was at that moment that I realized I could use my address labels to hold the ribbon in place.

No need to worry about the unraveling now. Let me know of you can think of other uses for labels.