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  1. August 12, 2013
    Stephanie @ The House on Hillbrook

    I do love this “fancy little beast”. So bold and handsome. Is this heat transfer vinyl?
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Yes, it’s heat transfer vinyl. Worked like a charm on the fabric I chose (which was a happy occurrence!).

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  2. August 12, 2013
    Marilyn

    Tara….this is absolutely FABULOUS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Well, done my friend! 😀
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Marilyn – I’m so glad that you like it! I’m pretty happy with it, too. It was tempting to keep on using lines from the song (who wouldn’t love “deer and antelope playing”?), but I held myself back!

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  3. August 12, 2013
    Bethany

    I love this pillow! It’s so cute that you sing that song to your children. And I am in love with the other fabric you have! It’s so pretty!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Bethany! It’s kind of hilarious that I love this song – it’s mostly rainy and green here. No ranges whatsoever. I need to get my butt in gear and make my other pillows. I’ve been procrastinating for far too long!

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  4. August 12, 2013
    Shanna Gilbert

    Such a cute idea Tara! Great job!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Shanna! 🙂

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  5. August 12, 2013
    tori

    Such a cute idea and pillow!!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Tori!

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  6. August 12, 2013
    Meredith @ unOriginalMom

    Oh, so cute! And I love that there is a story behind it 🙂 Great job!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Meredith! I can be a bit of a sap when it comes to projects – I get so excited when I can put a story or a meaning behind a craft!

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  7. August 12, 2013
    Tammy Killough

    I love your pillow. Thanks for sharing. I really need to get my silhouette out more often! ~Tammy
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      I’m glad that you like it, Tammy! I think that my Silhouette is probably my favourite crafting tool. Welll… it rivals spray paint. 😉

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  8. August 12, 2013
    Sarah

    This is so great! Making new slipcovers is on my to do list for refurbishing up our living room.
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      It’s amazing what a different accent pillows can make! I still have quite a few more to whip up, but I can see how the new fabric will transform the space!

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  9. August 12, 2013
    Carrie @ My Favorite Finds

    Tara, I LOVE it! I absolutely love it! Well done!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Carrie – Thank you so much! 🙂

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  10. August 12, 2013
    Meegan

    Love love love this! So creative and easy! Thx for sharing-I can’t wait to try my own!! xoxo
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Meegan – Let me know if you do try this out! I’d love to see how others use the file!

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  11. August 12, 2013
    Mel

    FUN! that’s a really cute pillow and I love that it’s what you sing to your girls. Sadly I have neither seen nor eaten buffalo but I can telly you that Kangaroo also tastes like beef, only leaner and healthier 🙂
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Oooh… Kangaroo tastes like beef? I’m surprised. The leaner part makes sense. Aren’t they always hopping around, making trouble? (And aren’t they also a teensy bit mean? Or is that something I just made up in my head?)

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  12. August 12, 2013
    Jeanie @ create&babble

    Chatty and pillows….a perfect combination in my book! How cute that your daughter loves that song! Nice job!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, you’ve got to love the chatty pillow! I have to stop myself from making tonnes of them!

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  13. August 12, 2013
    Tanya

    Love your pillow and your tutorial rocks. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Tanya!

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  14. August 12, 2013
    Valerie

    Wow Tara, that pillow is super cute! And I love your stash of fabrics.
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Oh thank you, Valerie! I am so excited to turn my fabrics into pillows. It’s just a matter of sitting down and doing it! 🙂

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  15. August 12, 2013
    Emily

    It’s great! I can’t believe that someone has a buffalo/bison image to cut! How funny… It is the perfect quote for a cozy family room pillow!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Emily! I felt like it was quite a cozy little pillow saying as well! 🙂

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  16. August 12, 2013
    kelly thompson

    Oh, that’s what the buffalo was for! I love it – so cute! what a great pillow!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Yep! It was for the Home On The Range! I realize that I didn’t ever tell you guys what I wanted it for! You must have had all sorts of ideas in your heads! 🙂

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  17. August 12, 2013
    Krista @ the happy housie

    I love it Tara! So digging the buffalo – and I agree, it is a beautiful song- of course I don’t think I could sing it past the first verse and chorus but how much more do you need? ( I guess the whole song if you live in Kansas). I need to hook me up with a silhouette (said for the nineteenth time on your blog), feeling that some animal-ish pillows would be perfect for fall. And thanks a million for the fabulous surprise mention re: envelope pillow tutorial! Awesome! I can’t wait to see what you whip up with those beautiful fabrics!!
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      I knew that you would like the buffalo, Krista! I hope that it’s okay that I went ahead and linked your tutorial. I started writing my own and then realized, “Krista really said it better”, and decided to link up to your genius-ness. 😉

      You NEED a Silhouette. You must enter these giveaways that are happening all over the place right now. I cannot imagine what kind of craftiness you could get up to!

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  18. August 12, 2013
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    Woman, you’re a great writer. Have I ever told you that before? You probably already knew that…heck, it’s probably in part what propelled you to become an English teacher, but man, reading this post, I kept thinking, “She’s a great writer.” So, I thought I’d tell you! Because as my friend Gina taught me (yes, the same Gina who requested I make her son your “KEEP CALM” onesie), “Compliments don’t do any good just sitting in your head. They need to be shared.” 😉

    This pillow looks AWESOME! Something about the white block font and that cute Bison silhouette and the blue-gray fabric. Like something out of a magazine.

    Plus, I’m sure your girls feel so loved knowing that Mama made this pillow to celebrate your nighttime ritual. I can almost hear your melodious voice belting it out now…. “And the skies are not cloudy all day!”

    Hugs,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet
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    • August 12, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, my favourite line of the song is “Where seldom is heard a discouraging word….” because that seems like a Utopia. Especially to a sarcastic wise-ass like myself.

      Thank you so much for your endless support, sweet Lauren. My writing is the the one “craft” that I hold extremely dear. You can tell me that I can’t paint, that my seams are crooked, and that my sauce is burned – but let’s not critique my writing. It’s my escape.

      Tell Gina that I think she’s very wise. If only we shared our compliments as frequently as we thought them.

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  19. August 13, 2013
    Pam

    This is great! It’s impossible to read this cushion – you can’t help but sing it instead 🙂
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    • August 13, 2013
      Tara

      You’re so right, Pam. You do have to sing it (which is even nicer, isn’t it?).

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  20. August 13, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    What a cute pillow Tara! When I lived in Montana…we saw (and ate) lots of buffalo! I sang cowboy songs to my son when he was little too…I think that some of the old ones are quite dreamy and perfect for lullabies!
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    • August 13, 2013
      Tara

      I wish my hubby would eat more buffalo. It’s so much better for us. I think that these dreamy cowboy songs are what give us girls our “cowboy complexes” as we grow up. Tell me that a tall drink of water in Wranglers and a cowboy hat doesn’t make you swoon? 😉

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  21. August 13, 2013
    Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz

    I love this pillow so hard. And I LOVE that you & your kin love the song Home On The Range so much. haha. Best EVER.
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    • August 14, 2013
      Tara

      I’m so glad that you love it! Yes, we’re total ranch-hands at heart. 😉

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  22. August 13, 2013
    Brenna @ Life After Laundry

    I love the Buffalo! This is a project that would be perfect for my husband!
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    • August 14, 2013
      Tara

      Brenna – let me know if you make something with the file! I’d love to see it!

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  23. August 13, 2013
    Carrie

    I LOVE it! HTV is my FAVORITE! Your pillow turned out so cute!
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    • August 14, 2013
      Tara

      I love HTV too. I think it’s my favourite medium to use with my Cameo. I’m addicted!

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  24. August 13, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    What an adorable pillow and story about how it came about. And, I have the exact same blue fabric that is anxiously awaiting being turned into a pillow.
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    • August 14, 2013
      Tara

      No way – you do?!?! Did you pick coordinating fabrics? I was with my children, so I just grabbed fabrics willy-nilly off of the shelf. I hope it all turns out in the end! 😛

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  25. August 14, 2013
    Kirsten @ One Tough Mother

    This is so stinkin’ cute Tara! Love it 🙂 (And by the way, I just love reading your posts – your little personality just shines right through and that makes me smile.)
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    • August 14, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Kirsten! I’m glad that my personality makes you smile, and not grimace! 😉

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  26. August 14, 2013
    Melanie

    Love it! I need some new pillows- but maybe I should wait until the boys are done throwing up on everything ha!

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    • August 14, 2013
      Tara

      I hear you, Melanie! I feel like there was the peeing/pooping/spitting up phase, and now it’s the sticky fingers/craft projects/muddy feet phase. I am getting desperate for some style.

      Of course, with my white ottoman and my new light coloured pillows, I’m just asking for trouble. Ah well… gives me an excuse to make more!

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  27. August 14, 2013
    Carolyn Smith

    I love that you sing every night as part of a routine. That makes my heart smile! (The pillow is stinkin’ cute too! BTW)

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    • August 14, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, thank you so much! The song will probably forever have a special place in my heart, if only because my girls love it so much! 🙂

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  28. August 14, 2013
    Vanessa

    I love how clean and well-designed that pillow is! Too sweet that your kid loves that song. I’d have to make a Spiderman pillow if I were to make my sons’ favorite song! 😀

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    • August 15, 2013
      Tara

      Too funny, Vanessa – that would be a pretty awesome pillow, though! 😉

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  29. August 15, 2013
    Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family

    It turned out so cute! I’ve tried using that heat transfer vinyl and it takes forever to iron on when I use it. Did your fabric allow it to set in quickly or did you have to iron it for a bit? 🙂
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    • August 15, 2013
      Tara

      I know exactly what you’re talking about, Megan. This fabric grabbed onto the HTV in under a minute. I have had some onesies and t-shirts that were SO stubborn and it took forever for the HTV to really stick. I try to use a fairly-hot iron and I “linger” over spots as I iron-on. I also wait about 10 seconds after I’ve run the iron over the image, because it gives the HTV a chance to cool down a bit and that also encourages it to grab onto the fabric.

      I’ve also found that smooth HTV is far more forgiving than flocked, but maybe that’s just me! 🙂

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  30. September 20, 2015
    Kathy

    Just so you know this is NOT a picture of a buffalo. IT’S A BISON. Buffalo are indigenous to Africa & Asia.

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  31. August 3, 2016
    Sheri

    Can I buy one? 🙂

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    • August 15, 2016
      Tara

      Well, that’s such a nice thing to say! 🙂

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