Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stash-Buster #25 - His and Hers

 In the past few years, the search for tissue box covers for our nightstands has been "on".
I never found anything that tickled my fancy, or my budget,
so I made my own with yarn from the stash:
 This was an exceptionally gentle project on the pocketbook,
and there isn't a lot that makes me happier than an "easy on the pocketbook" project.
The piggy banks are also "His" and "Hers".
We collect our change for a year and then go to one fancy dinner per year on the pigs!
The NVO's bank is the bigger one because he has deeper pockets and more of them. ;-)

The NVO's nightstand
BEFORE:
The NVO's nightstand
AFTER:

Close up:
 And even closer:
My nightstand
BEFORE:
My nightstand
AFTER:

Close-up:


 Would you like to make one or two?
If so...
this "easy as can be" pattern can be found here at the lovely

26 comments:

  1. Nice idea. One for him and one for her.

    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa. This way we do not mix up which one belongs to who. hehe

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  2. I can't decide which color scheme I like the best - I like both of them. I started a baby blankie last night with the red, white & aqua color scheme, but the yarns are a little different - so it's off to AC Moore to get the same brand white & aqua today. :)

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    1. That is going to be a darling baby blanket Debi, can't wait to see it. Have fun at AC Moore!

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  3. Covers are beautiful but I love the idea of a night out on the pigs! Might try that one as our loose change just tends to fizzle away x Jane

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    1. Thanks Plain Jane! We look forward to that night out every year. We talk about where we are going for months.

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  4. Wow, very nice!!! For woman and for man!!
    Have a nice weekend ☼
    Jarka

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    1. Thank's Jarka. The NVO's favorite color is blue so his worked out just right. ;-)

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  5. You won't believe this Astri but I was looking at my bargain box of tissues that sits in my living room this morning and thinking it didn't look very attractive, I must make a cover for it, I'm meeting my sons girlfriend for the first time tomorrow and I'm looking at my space with her maybe critical eyes and thinking I must do some housework (you know me and housework)trouble is I can't do that and cover the box not enough time, so I'm hiding the box for now but seeing yours I will make one to put on display just in case she decides to put in an appearance at a later date haha, have a great weekend and don't forget to link up all your lovely makes :)

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    1. I love that story. I am sure this gal will not notice anything but your love and warmth, but I do know what you mean, it's just simply nice to have things in order for our own peace of mind when someone comes to visit for the first time....After that I figure they saw it nice once, so now I don't have to do it anymore. haha.

      I will keep watching for your covers one day.

      Thanks for providing the link part; it's been fun to link to and see what everyone else is up to ...all in one place. :-)

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  6. Hi Astri! I like your covers! I'm really glad you've used my pattern, hope everything was clear. Also thank you for the link to my blog and to my pattern! You make my day! A long time I didn't write in my blog, and now thanks to you I am encouraged by.
    Have a sunny day!
    ~Olga~
    P.S. More I liked the "her" version of these covers!

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    1. That makes me feel really good Olga. I would love to see new posts from you. All that you do is so "sunny". :-)

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  7. Good idea!! I like them :)
    I will try to make them.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lluisa x

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    1. That would be fantastic. Please post pictures if you do. You have a wonderful weekend too!

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  8. That is so pretty Astri! And it gives a whole new life to the Kleenex boxes. Clever idea !

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    1. Thanks Taci! Looks like you are already for Mt. Patty's day with your cute shamrocks!

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  9. The NVO's crochet cover looks much cleaner and more manly (somehow) than the blue roses.... nice work! (On both.)

    This post reminds me that I never finished a tissue box cover I started almost 2 years ago. Oh the shame of it. :)

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    1. Haha, this crocheted stuff is Manly (with a capital "M") for sure.

      Hey, I hope to see a future tissue box post on your blog. :-)

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  10. Just this morning I decided that I needed a tissue box cover for my guest bathroom. I have made some crocheted and plastic canvas ones in the past. Think I just found the pattern to use this time. So glad you posted this and the link.

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    1. That's so cool Cathie. Seems like a lot of us were in need of some tissue box enhancements. Let me know if you make on. I would love to see.

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  11. Hi Mrs. Astri,I think you did a good job ,I need a couple of them too , one for my car and one for my night stand too..,,,I like your combination of colors.Both are beautiful.Happy Saturday and enjoy the beautiful weather.

    Xo,xo,xo

    Luna

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    1. Hi Luna - That's a great idea...one for the car....oooooo...I think I have yarn that will coordinate with my car. Thanks for stopping by and happy Saturday to you too!

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  12. ♥ lovely!! Happy Sunday! xxx Riitta

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  13. They are just lovely! And really brighten up the area. Our night stands aren't nearly as tidy and couldn't hold even one more thing. The tissue box is on my side of the bed. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  14. What great tissue covers. I need to make some.

    Linda

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  15. C'est une riche idée pour cacher les emballages de mouchoirs. En plus la réalisation est très jolie. Félicitations !!!

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