Our oldest daughter had a birthday a few days ago.
She turned 20.
My how time flies.
You might recall I went to visit her this past March to help her get settled in her apartment.
Here's what we used for design inspiration.
A lot was accomplished during my trip to SoCal. We bought all the basics she needed, but didn't have time to add any color. She still needed some curtains and the little light blue pillow inserts from Ikea needed pillow covers(among other things), so I thought I'd make her the covers and send them for her birthday.
I really wanted to find some faux fur in turquoise for the pillow covers, but couldn't find any at the fabric stores locally. There was some faux fur online, but I would have had to buy a minimum of 1 yard at $20 a yard plus shipping. The little pillow inserts are only 12 1/2", so I only needed less than 1/2 a yard for both pillow covers.
I made one last visit to Hancock Fabrics in hopes of finding something that would work for a pillow cover.
As luck would have it, they had some embellished turquoise taffeta in the bridal section.
The pillow covers are made with a zipper...I was also lucky enough to find a matching turquoise zipper!
Here's a photo of the birthday girl ~ All grown up.
We miss her terribly.
Now I need to get working on the rest of the things and send Mr. Fanatic out to SoCal to work on her to do list.