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Cushions

January 12th, 2007 at 08:32 pm

Not, in this case, the financial kind. The cushions on my sofa are getting really worn and shabby, so I decided it was time to make some new ones. I've been keeping an eye out round the thrift stores and snapping up odds and ends of material. They won't match, but it seems every time I look at a Homes and Gardens time mag at the library, the posh homes have a variety of cushions. The old inners are still in good condition, so all I needed was thread and velcro fasteners. I went to Spotlight today. OOOH so many lovely things - wouldn't a duvet cover be nice! Just look at those floor rugs! And - gasp! - the most beautiful dark red Cleckheaton 8 ply, just begging to be made into a sweater, all for me. I could get it for only $50...

I put my head down, got exactly what I intended to come in for, paid for it (ignoring the blandishments of the sales assistant to get their store card) and exited. So I will make my cushion covers this weekend with my financial cushion intact. HA. Will power!

1 Responses to “Cushions”

  1. Bookie Says:

    Wasn't it Oscar Wilde who said he could resist anything except temptation?

    Congratulations on your self-discipline.

    You're also correct about the contrasting/co-ordinating cushions on upholstered furniture. Friends have a living room set, and it's really quite a nice effect. I think the cushions are different on each side so they can be reversed (flipped) for a new effect..

    Smile

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