Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ooooh, ottomans in October! + Giveaway!

So I made this slip cover for my ottoman at home. I highly recommend washing it before posting pictures on the web for others when showing off your future new ottoman slip cover! I have washed it many times but apparently that was long ago...

Excuse me while I shrink that picture down to a microscopic level so that the filth is a little less noticeable.

If you are not in the mood for making one on your own, CSN stores would like to help supply you with a new (clean) ottoman coffee table.

Aren't they fab?! Of course if you are more the DIY kind of gal you can still enter to win the amazing $35 gift certificate to any of their oodles of stores to get something else like a bird feeder (my new obsession) or maternity clothes . Yeah, so... I kinda need some of those these days!!

Sorry, I always end up making these about me. ANYHOO, if you would like to be entered in the random drawing for the CSN gift certificate (and I highly recommend that you do!) please leave a comment here about a time when you got caught with a dirty house so I don't feel so bad about mine. Contest only open for US addresses, please. I will use to find us a winner on HALLOWEEN, October 31st.

In other news... I have finished the circle quilts! They will be displayed in all their circle glory for Blogger's Quilt Festival coming up.

And probably the coolest thing ever done with a pumpkin (other than figuring out to make it into a pie), my dear friend surprised me with this.
How fun is that?! She actually broke out the drill for me! Way cool.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway now that I've distracted you with other news. :)

PS. Welcome Giveaway Scout peeps! I'm so excited to be listed with other fun blog giveaways and contests. Have a look around and by all means... enter that contest! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Our neighbor and his daughter stopped by one evening to sell us some Girl Scout cookies. The living room was a toy disaster area with raisins strewn everywhere. Our little girl was even laying on the ground naked, mid-diaper change. They walked right in, sat down, and even stayed for about an hour in the chaos and what looked like rat droppings.

  2. I am always on the verge of being caught in a dirty house. I have a terrible time with keeping up with the dishes, so my kitchen always looks horrible.
    I have a friend that lives down the street, and like to stop by with her 5 year old son. They are very good friends, so it's not as bad as when they see my mess. But the boy likes to ask, "why do you let your dog pee on the floor?" (My dog uses puppy pads). Thanks kid.

  3. I always wondered why the people I babysat for as a teenager had sticky I know why. A few weeks ago a friend stopped by and I was behind on the dishes. She told me my kitchen smelled like sour milk...nice.


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