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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A cosy, patchy pillowcase

A sweet friend gifted me some beautiful vintage sheeting recently. Thank you sweet friend. It was so very thoughtful and lovely of you...
This gorgeous yellow made me very happy. It's so cheery and bright and I especially love the splash of pale pink in it.

I have been carrying it around in my bag trying to find something perfect to go with it. I wanted to keep the yellow as the feature fabric so initially I thought maybe the purple was going to compete but once I snipped up Boo's thrifted chenille bedspread, I felt like I was on the right track.

I have to say she wasn't that happy I snipped into it but I just couldn't get it out of my head. I held the yellow floral next to numerous other fabrics but I kept coming back to the pink chenille. I added in some denim from a hand me down dress my niece had given me and I am thrilled with the end result.


Bella loves it too and quickly claimed it as her own. I offered to make her another one and said she could choose her fabrics but she assured me this was the one she wanted-probably had something to do with the pink chenille.

7 comments:

karlyn Jackson said...

I do love that yellow print. Maybe it will help with Bella's sleep.

Sheree said...

I can see why Bella claimed it so quickly Lea...it's gorgeous!

Sheree xx

Mongs said...

Wow lovely! It makes me want to lie down and sleep ..zzzzzzz


Love~mongs
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Yvette Adams said...

Love it Lea!

Mardi said...

Ohh how gorgeous......I love it Lea.
It really makes me want to plug in my machine and get stitching.
M xx
Oh....and although it may have been daunting snipping the chenille quilt....the end result was well and truly worth it.

Vic said...

Gorgeous!

The Beetle Shack said...

I love this, i grew up sleeping on those yellow and orange floral sheets!

xo