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I've kind of been redoing our entry area lately--it has a new little bench, that came with a white canvas cushion that has small tufts sewn in, but no buttons. You just see the thread.
Since I LOVE red toile, and Joanns had all of their home deco fabrics half off, I decided to get some and make some covered buttons.
In retrospect, I wish I had gotten some bigger buttons to cover, they seem a little small, but I like them alright.
Well, I ended up getting a yard of the toile, just in case I might want to make a cushion cover... Then I had an idea..
I had found this fabric in the sidewalk bin at my LQS for half off..$5/yd! It is a heavier weight AMH print.
I couldn't stop thinking about mixing it with the toile. I had it all pictured in my head.. either it would clash horribly or.. turn out just like I had pictured it. Clashing PERFECTLY.
I'm so happy to say that it cost less than $20 to make! And reminds me of the cushions I drool over sometimes at a posh gift shop in town--that cost $60-$80! *gasp* I could never.
Gonna link up with Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story, and Tuesday Treasures over at Melody's House on the Side of the Hill. This week, my treasure is my sewing machine. I don't know what'd I'd do without it. Being able to create is one of life's greatest gifts!
(also Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog, and Sew Cute Tuesday at The Creative Itch, and Turning the Daunting into Doable at Project Queen. ..and oh yah..Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House. So many fun links to check out!)
Thanks for stopping by.
I love toile de jouy (and have these fabrics in blue as curtains in our office/sewing room) It´s so lovely what you made with it! You are so right: being able to create is really a gift! I got some toile de jouy on our summer holiday in France lately(but this time I bought the funny 'modern' kind with a bright green background) and I´m still thinking about a project with it. ;-)
What a wonderful job you did! So pretty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Project Queen. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse