I've been looking for new cushions for our living room for-ever. Every cushion in this poopy town is either too shiny, too bright, or too traditional. Good luck trying to find anything remotely cottage-y or with light, pastel colours. I've seen a few cute turquoise cushions at Homesense recently but I don't have anything else turquoise in our house.
I've also been looking online at fabrics. It's just way too hard to pick colours online. Finally I made up my mind that I would go to our local
outdated and crusty Fabricland and try to find at least one fabric that I didn't mind. I knew the chances of finding a fabric I actually liked were slim to none.
Then I came across some drapery fabric that was striped, light-coloured, and kind of crinkly. Fun. I was hesitant at first because of the hints of brown in it, but then I thought it could tie in nicely with some of our wood picture frames, rattan sunroom furniture, and bamboo blinds. Plus, the fabric was 50% off so I only paid $4 a metre. Score!!!
|Sewing the envelope part.|
I had never sewn an envelope pillow cover before but I thought it was time to learn. Um, they were so much easier than I thought!!! I whipped up two of them in no time flat and probl'y could have done a few more but I had to skip out and eat several helpings of cake at my cousins birthday party instead.
They turned out really cute and I'm going to make a few more (larger ones) after work tomorrow.
Both the stripes and the colours remind me of spring. I also really like how the colours tie into the picture over the loveseat in the living room.
Have you found any cute fabric lately??? If you have.... send me a link! I'll be your best-friend.........