Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This fabric made my head explode
So I was browsing Refabulous' blog the other day and she linked to her favorite fabric store so OF COURSE I had to go browsing and what did I find but THE MOST INSANELY COOL FABRIC EVER!!!! Its a damask-y skull/pirate/satyr printed toile *head . . . exploding . . . .*
Since boy and I can pretty much only agree on one color (and that color is grey) we've bought a new grey duvet and had planned on accenting it with handmade pillows. I thought this fabric was PERFECT for some of those pillows and (GASP!) boy AGREED! So I ordered it immediately and got it on Monday and (CRAP!) I didn't have quite enough for two full bed pillows (at least not if I was going to maintain the direction of the print). So last night I stopped at Joann (after working 11 hours, MY GOD!) and picked up some decor fabric in plain black for the backs of the pillows. There was lots of pinning involved but these were actually REALLY easy to make. I did two sheets of black on the back, folded over and overlapped to make a vertical envelope opening. Under 30 minutes of work, all told.
By the way, speaking of pins, can someone more experienced than I am with sewing PLEASE tell me if there's any trick to NOT sticking yourself in the lap repeatedly with your pinned fabric while you work on a big piece? Cause that sucked.
Bedroom is getting there! See that dinky window? Thats the one we're working on a SUPER INSANELY SPECTACULAR treatment for. Hopefully that'll be a post soon :)