|I picked up a new blanket for Betty in a great shade of purple at Ikea while we were on our super quick trip* to Portland in April! At $4.99 I could not have made one this size for less.|
From a few sources I was able to gather some more Waverly prints in the same line as our duvet material at sale prices. Woo! I had tried to find those purple and grey colors in any other material and it was mostly fruitless, at least in prints.
|I used photos of Delia (left) and Betty (right) to make patterns of their silhouettes. |
I was able to find these colors in woven cotton solids, also at a great discount!
Once I got the idea to do cameo-esque silhouettes of the Beastie Grrrlz I couldn't get it out of my head, so it was a matter of finding enough different fabrics that looked good together to me. I loved the idea of a hint of trellis in the room, so that became the front/background.
I was hoping to find a multicolored gimp braid that coordinated or something more dramatic than cream or grey, but had no luck in the time I was willing to dedicate to the hunt i.e one trip to one store. To cover the seam in the gimp border, I used a covered button kit from my stash and the purple part of the trellis material.
Next up: Bottoms up!
|Eric and I have discussed how we both feel more able and willing to be more playful and silly with the house decor here. We think it's partly because this house isn't a particular style-with-a-capital-S from a particular era with any kind of pedigree and also maybe because we're somehow freed from the constraints of having a history in the area. Anyway, so far that means resin dinosaur heads , faux bone collections, and buttocks pillows.|
While I was at it, I remade this pillow that I was given by a dear friend who got it from his aunt's place when she died many years ago. I had removed the mustard colored backing fabric and reused the pillow form some time ago, so I was starting with just the front piece and just stuffed it with poly-fil.
Special secret bonus shot:
|Somehow dog bones and toys seem to end up accumulating in our bedroom; now we can tuck them behind these pillows if we want to before we eventually collect them all and bring them back downstairs.|
Coming soon(er or later): repaint the mirror over my chest of drawers, tackle the closet and funky half bath, and get art for the big blank walls. Those last few might take awhile.
*We went for a couple of family birthdays, but I turned it into a F.A.R.T. (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip).