I’ve never been addicted to drugs or alcohol, but fabrics may be my downfall. Because DeBois Textiles is so close to my house, it’s simple to pop over there and check out what is new. They are kind enough to let me poke around in the warehouse section and take some small bits and pieces of fabrics, most of which are less than a yard. After I made the pillow for my mother, and realized that it was pretty simple, I worked on another one. Because the pieces of fabric are small, I have to be creative in how I make the best use of them. I was playing around with some pieces and came up with this pillow, using some of the Trina Turk “Sunglasses” print as the accent. I took the pillow over to show the gang at DeBois and a man who does upholstery was in there picking out some fabrics. He asked to see the pillow and after he examined every seam and stitch, he declared that I couldn’t possibly have just learned to sew since it was so well made! That really delighted me.
I also showed him my pig-adillos, one of which had been dog-tested this morning by David Wiesand’s Jack Russell, Pinky. He ran around with it for about five minutes and only one of the eyes fell off! I am pretty pleased with that performance. Here’s a little video I took of us throwing the pig to Pinky.
Here are some of the other combinations I’ve been playing around with for future pillows.
I can’t wait to play around some more!