My love for fabric started in high school when I took sewing in ‘home ec’ (I know – I’m dating myself!). It’s not only the colors and patterns but the feel. A piece of lace may look beautiful but when I touch it, if it’s ‘crunchy’, it just won’t cut it. It needs to be soft and supple.
That brings me to my latest project.
I was thinking about throwing this out because it was rather sad looking but decided that since it was such a small project, I’d give it a whirl. It’s a useful piece because the top opens an I keep slippers and flip flops in it.
First I painted it white (no pics) and then I went fabric hunting.
Success! Only $6.98 a yard on the clearance table! The pattern is called ‘Latika’ by Echo. It’s nice and soft and has some weight to it.
Now the white paint wasn’t working. So I dry brushed over the white with gray.
With about a 1/2 hour of effort, I’m glad I didn’t get rid of it. It’s a keeper!