Friday, May 16, 2014

A Fabric Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a basement…

And that basement was in the middle of a makeover.

But, while the floor and walls and built-ins were all getting dressed up for the ball, there remained a sad little chair with ugly plaid cushions.

She wished to be beautiful too. So I, her fairy godmother, decided to grant her wish.

I wanted to make her the belle of the ball in something fun and whimsical and durable, so that all the children in the land of the basement would love her and want to sit on her.

First, she tried on some cheetah prints.

But, they were a bit too serious.

Then she tried on Fabrico's "Pindo."

It was a no go.

She went ape in some "Funkey Monkey."

But the black background didn't brighten up the land of the basement (which has no natural light).

She tried on "Vanstory Gothic" and looked quite stunning…

But her fairy godmother worried about her getting dirty.

Finally, she tried on "Funochio Parade."

And, it was just right.

It was colorful and wild and soft as velvet. It was quirky and had sort of an "Anthro" vibe to it.

Soon the ugly duckling will be a beautiful swan in her new cushions. And, she will live happily ever after.

The End.

Okay, that's not exactly the end. There's more to the story of this fabric, and it's straight out of a fairy tale. Or maybe the Twilight Zone. Stay tuned for part two...


  1. WHAT...we have to wait? Hurry up! Can't wait to see Cinderella all ready for the ball.

  2. Well- Hurry up, will ya? I love fairy tales AND The Twilight Zone. Did you know that Rod Serling was my Aunt's neighbor? She used to pick up his dry cleaning for xo Diana

  3. You have to post more often...I miss your sense of humor! I can't wait to see what you use...choosing fabric is so hard...I worry about regrets. Ha!