Zuzu loves our new Tattered Notions pillow!
Belle still prefers the $20 faux fur throw from Marshall's for her naps.
First of all, thanks for all your kind comments on my friend Karina's work! And, I hope everyone likes my new banner. It's painstakingly cut from an 1803 French document I bought from Tracey over at French Larkspur. She's sold out, now, but Maria over at Dreamy Whites offers them for $15 each.
As I made the printed graphic paper cones for Zuzu’s birthday party in February, I thought how lovely a pillow covered in pale grey French script from an antique document would look. It would be a nice change on a plain winter white bed like mine, especially if it bore some sort of meaning. Every day by my “Roi” sends his gestures of fondness for me, his “Reine”, so this pillow has my name on it. Or does it? “La Principessa” Zuzu claims it!
My go-to person for graphics is Nevada artist Beth Neumann, who whipped up a darling design and put it in her new shop, Tattered Notions. She posted an informative, well-researched list of links for those who wish to transfer any graphic on fabric here. I’m big on doing everything myself to save money, but fabric transfers require an investment in equipment and a learning curve. My $18 pillow cover from Beth saved money as well as time.
It’s printed on a heavy cotton duck fabric, it’s washable, it’s fabulous. In an hour I had it stitched over a linen standard size pillowcase, leaving the ends out to fray in that trendy way.
A bittersweet post this is to write! To meet my fiscal goals I’ve been going Upstate only twice a month. I’m trying to pay my car off early so I can afford the pay cut I face when I move there. I miss my King. I miss my poochies. Sacrifice is necessary, but being a saint really sucks when I lay on my empty bed at my mom’s house. I will smile through my tears.
Until next time, stay shabby!
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