In her quest to find ways to freshen up our home without going into debt, she's been collecting ideas from her friends, the Internet and a variety of books on making old things new and exciting again. One of the books she recently picked up was Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott's Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase.
I have to admit, I had my doubts about the book before it came, because seriously, how much can one do with a simple pillowcase? But, I'm man enough to admit that I was wrong, and the number of cool uses for old pillowcases blew my mind a little bit.
Tourtillott's book has tons of great ideas from handbags and dresses for little girls to aprons and sturdy towels. And seeing as we've accumulated a ridiculous number of various pillowcases over the 15 years we've been together—including several hand-embroidered ones that were wedding gifts and never used, I'm anxious to see how my wife puts the book to use.
I know that my wife's challenge to herself will bring the home a more cozy, fun feel, and I look forward to seeing how she does it. But, I have a feeling our library is going to grow exponentially over the year and we're going to be looking for a few extra bookcases this year, too.