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« on: July 18, 2007 06:55:17 PM »

My friend loves bright colours, and it was her birthday recently, so I decided I wanted to give her a decorative cushion for her room. As a single mum, her son's room is the usual kid-full, but the rest of her house is quite utilitarian, and I wanted to help her make her special space feel a bit more special.
I decided to make her a bright pink cushion for her bed (amongst other things), but I had the most awful time finding fabric!
Everything was either nasty to touch or the wrong colour. Enter this fabulously gaudy pink dress for $5 at an OpShop.
The fabric is a kind of acrylic suede. LOVELY and soft!
Plus, it had cute little embroidery motifs, that I added to my cushion.


I actually made the insert as well, by pulling apart an old, square cushion, washing and reshaping the innards, and sewing a new cover.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007 07:05:08 PM »

clever!
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007 10:16:25 AM »

cozy...the color is pretty
and well your icon is sweet as well
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007 04:31:07 PM »

Haha!  Cheesy Cheers!
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