Thursday, November 4, 2010

If You Give Tessa A Pretty Fabric...

You are all familiar with the If You Give a Pig A Pancake books, right?
Well, this is my version.

If you give Tessa a pretty fabric...
Chances are, she'll become obsessed and find a need to use it in her house.

And if she uses it to make a big long pillow for her family room sofa,
chances are she'll need some coordinating fabric to go along with it
and once it's in the room, chances are she'll want to slipcover that dirty ottoman too.

and with a new ottoman slip & new pillows, chances are
she'll need to change the draperies.

The End.

Time to get busy. Because try as I might, I haven't been able to get the first fabric
out of my head since I laid eyes on it a month ago. 
What? I'm in the midst of several other projects.  Oh that. 
Well, pretty fabrics seems to bring out my multitasking, slightly schizophrenic decorating tendencies.
A curse, I tell you, this business of loving interior design.

PS. Jimmy? Look, I'm taking care of Xmas presents for myself in one fell swoop.
You're welcome.

Image of body pillow from Holly Mathis


  1. You are cracking me up! Love this post. So authentic and clever at the same time!

    Happy almost weekend!

  2. i love your choices that you picked! i can relate to the kids story b/c i'm the same way! now that the kitchen is done, i want to do the living room b/c, well, it just looks bad, right!? there are other things to do a playroom, and eventually a big girls room too!

  3. Hee hee! I love this post. And I love fabric. My new discovery is CR Laine. I love at least 50% of their fabrics...

  4. Ha! Love the large pillow on the sofa - great colors! (We just saw "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" at the local children's theatre. :)

  5. So true. Once you change one thing, you need to change everything else too!


  6. ohhh, i love that fabric! and isn't nice that your doing your own christmas shopping - you are a such a great/smart wife!