Joy on my doorstep. White cotton twill and some Amy Butler Lotus Wallflower in cherry , a print I have loved for a long time but didn't have in my stash.
That's quite a bit of twill....I wonder what I'll use it for?
Oh, I know!
I toyed with the idea of going with a bold AB Nigella print,
..but I chickened out. I'm not that bold. Maybe it's my that my photoshop skills leave a little to be desired, but I just couldn't go there.
Instead, you'll get to follow my WIP while I try to construct a white slipcover for this curvy gal. (I can already sense your excitement!) I'll have to settle for a slipcover for now, because I've got to be able to wash this thing, as the girls love it and it's a destination when they come running into this room. Also, I can always use the pattern -- once I've made one, that is -- to make another out of bolder fabric. Or upholster someday it in a velvet (oooh, velvet!), without having messed up the frame.
The curves scare me a little, but I've always said I had more ambition than talent. Sometimes you just need to jump in, try and surprise yourself. I'm also going to add nice long pillow across the back. Hello, punchy red.
It could be I'm just chickening out altogether, but I do think it will be pretty when I'm done. The legs should get painted too, don't you think? That's where I could be bold for now.
Back in February, I promised something pretty for the person whose idea I used... I'm pretty sure Cindy suggested cream with punchy pillows. Joanne suggested red and white gingham (which got me thinking about the AB cherry print) and Beki, a solid with pillows and a ruffle (and I haven't ruled out a pleated ruffle along the bottom... ) So, while no one got it head-on, you each came pretty close. So send me your address via email [pinkpicketfence (at) gmail (dot) com] and I'll make good on that one. :)
Also, I stopped by a local thrift store today... But I'll wait to share. It's good stuff and I need to get some work done.
Happy Thursday, friends! xoxoxo