Club G.W. No. 13 and TAR-JAY Grainsacks?

September 19, 2011

I have to admit that I've become enamored with all things French, especially French grainsacks.  I look for them on Etsy and Ebay, at flea markets and barn sales.  Gotta be honest here ~ I haven't found a French grainsack for less than $90+ dollars.  A little out of my league, to say the least.  Enter Target.

Recently I've seen this Target dish towel all over blogland, but I have to say that I FOUND IT FIRST PEOPLE, I SWEAR!  Seriously, I bought mine over a month ago (that's early August, people) knowing that I'd stumbled upon pure gold as soon as I saw them.  I bought two at $3.99 each.  My only regret is that I didn't buy more!  They seem to be sold out all over.  (H-E-L-L-O, of course they're sold out!) 

I knew from the get-go I wanted to make pillows.  So I measured the towels and then went searching for some pillow inserts.  Lucky for me, I already had two neglected pillows that were perfect for the job!

I, of course, used Stitch Witchery, as I did in my monogram flour sack towel pillow tutorial here.

Stitch witchery is your friend, I always say!

I also picked up some precut Duck fabric at Wal-Mart (did you know they're selling fabric again?) to use as the back side of the pillow.

It was a nice match color-wise, and I think it worked out really well.  And now, the piece de resistance.

I'm really loving it, and plan on making another one soon.  And who knows?  Ten more followers and there might just be a Target French grainsack pillow in your future! I smell a giveaway!

Hope you liked the pillow, and maybe ~ just maybe~ you'll have some luck finding these towels at a Target store near you.  Bonne Chance!

And now on to last week's features and Club G.W. No. 13.

Thanks to all who joined in last week.  Please know that I really do try to get back and comment on each and every blog.  Unfortunately, I can't comment on your blog if your comments are not set up to be in a separate pop-up window (as opposed to embedded below the post).  I don't believe I'm the only one with this Blogger problem, although I'm not sure can easily change the settings through your Blogger dashboard page if you so desire.

Okay, lots of great stuff last week, but here's a few finds that I'd like to share with you today.

Craigslist and 2 bins of broken china later.....check this out over @ My Trinkets

Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures really scored big on some nifty thrifty finds!  Love these wooden rulers, don't you?

And go check out some Longaberger love over @ Grammy GoodwillDid she say $2.95?

Well, ladies, go on and grab yourself a "Charm Bracelet Diva Featured Me!" button from my top right sidebar.  Then please join in Party No. 13 below!  You know the drill:

Link up your thrifty finds, and your thrifty find re-dos.

Please link back to your post and not to your blog's main URL.

Please mention the party somewhere in your post or place the party button on your sidebar.  That way others can find out where the party is and join in!

I'd love for you to become a follower so you don't miss the next party!

And be sure to visit the other party guests!  (It's the right thing to do, y'all!)

Can't wait to see what you've got this week! 

Oh yeah, and I'm on Facebook now (Shocker, I know!)  Show me some Facebook love (Or should I say "Like"??) 

I'm even on Twitter.  Yes, you read that right.

Link away!


I'll be linking up here:

Leave a Comment!

Comeca Jones said...

Lovin what you did with the pillow !I went to target today they were out:(.

VintageFeedsacks said...

Hey Kathleen, Love what you did with the towel! Great job!

Sylvia said...

I must get myself to those towels!!!

Thanks for featuring my mosaic tiles.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your pillow looks great. Thanks for hosting.

Lynda Dishner said...

I'm so with you girl... I got the same towels at target. I'm putting them together and make my pillow the same on both side. love it love it love it. Thanks Lynda

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now I know how to get one of those! You are so clever! Thanks for hosting and sharing another thrifty idea. Love it!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

How did I miss the Target towels? Gotta go check to see if ours has any left. Love your pillow. I have the same Waverly toile pillow too.

Vanessa said...

Hi, Kathleen

I love your pillows and vintage finds. Lovely blog. I enjoyed looking around. I found your blog from

Have a great week.


lvroftiques said...

Hi Kathleen! Love that pillow! I'll be heading to my nearest Target in the hopes that one of the towels will still be left *fingers crossed*
Thanks again for hosting this party girlfriend! Vanna

Sherrie said...

Love this! Wish I's found some of these :0)

savvycityfarmer said...

well you little stinker, you!

maybe they'll show up on the end of the aisle clearance soon ... race ya!

heading over to FB to like you ... heehee

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I bought the same towels last week, I bought 8 of them. I called a friend who lives 30 minutes away, and told her to go to her Target to get them. She found that they were sold out. Bummer. I hope they get some more. I think a reorder is in order.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the grainsack pillow also and do you know I walked right pass them at target and didn't buy a one.(tea towels) I thought I would never get a pillow done ( silly Me )

Kathleen you ask if one of my stafforshire dogs has the Old Country roses pattern? I don't know hun. I found something to go with them and hope to show on my next post

see ya

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm so glad that some of these chain stores are finnnnally beginning to carry some halfway decent things! They're an answer to prayer! lol! Love your pillows and the easy tutorial! :)

xoxo laurie

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I had not heard about the towels and now I see them back to back at AYL! So cute. I must see if my Target has some.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

How have I not seen those at Target as often as it seems I'm there? I will have to cool!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Yep, Our local Target has been sold out of these dishcloths for weeks! I know because I check there every few days. Your pillows turned out great and I love the flour sack one too. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

Michelle said...

I think I need to spend more time at Target!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I just featured this as part of my BFF Open House Wrap Up. Feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like!

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