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11.30.2010

granny chic.


Today is my 30th birthday and as a little indulgence I'm writing this post!

A few weeks ago I picked up this sweet little loveseat (an early birthday present to myself) and knew immediately that I would have to make a new pillow to modernize my granny style. It's a little ratty around the edges but I hope to have it recovered some day. It happens to be perfect for now but perhaps I'll have it recovered in a great modern fabric like Katy's...

I just love it...





As for the pillow, I put together some vintage aqua linen binding, a string of lace, an old thrifted tablecloth, some Echino Camera's from the NeedleShop, and some Japanese import newsprint I got from a little etsy shop.


Prints that feature typography are all the rage right now and I am always on the hunt for something new and different. The thing about Japanese import prints with words on them is that they are not always edited, neither for English grammar, spelling or general content. Self-editing is not necessarily a strength I possess and that's why my pillow (and my blog) contains questionable content. Yes, this pillow is rated 'R' and I didn't realize it until I was attaching the back...at least I am open-minded and have a good sense of humor.

Thanks for stopping in...

I'll be back sooner than later!

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hahahaha, that's so funny about your R rated pillow, I never would've thought that some of the fabric could possibly be.

LOVE the loveseat!!!
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Enjoy your day!

Leslie said...

i love your granny style couch!!! and happy birthday

Blue Is Bleu said...

Happy birthday!!! :)

Ooh I love the loveseat! The cushion had me laughing cos I spotted the word 'prostitutes' lol!!! That's way too funny!

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Birthday! What a great gift to yourself!

Sooz said...

Fabulous concoction of fabrics. Perfect for the new seat.

izzy inspired said...

I adore your love.....recovered or not! I am cracking up over your R rated fabric!! that is too hilarious.

happy birthday!!! 30 is a good year!!

Terriaw said...

Happy birthday to you! Hope you had fun celebrating the big day! Love your new loveseat. What a great find. And your chic pillow looks perfect on it. Happy day to you!

Anna said...

happy b-day! and your new pillow on your couch is just awesome. Love how you combine vintage and new fabrics. :)

Joanne Huffman said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I love the idea of an R rated pillow. I hope you have lots of comfy time on your new loveseat.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for a while and I heart your style! Imagine my delight when I read your latest post and discovered that we share the same birthday! Happy day to both of us :)

ayumills said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Erica!

I'm giggling here noticing the R rated content in the fabric! Oh my oh my..so funny!
I love this pillow so much though! It really is a perfect one for your love seat!

The Sew Convert said...

What a lovely mixed of colors!

lemony lucy said...

I really like the colors for this pillow. Especially love the camera fabric. Eeks! 47, eh? ahahaha.