Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Very fun textile find!

Going to the Design & Decoration Building affords me the oppotunity to work with an amazing selection of textiles, so generally speaking I'm not one to seek out other avenues for fabrics. A recent visit to IKEA had me standing there in amazement over this fabulous bulldog! I'm nuts about this textile!


What to do with this cutie?

How about a very large floor pillow? The Kelly green bulldog textile is so much fun paired with Kelly green polka dots. The front could be the bulldog and the back the dots. This would "off the chart" (a favorite saying of mine that I get mocked for) made into a teepee! I'd do the "doors" of the teepee with the polka dots and the rest with the bulldog so that you get the entire "picture" of the doggie! What about having it made into a picnic table cover with a vinyl overlay for the kiddies? Or, what about framing (without glass) the dog and putting it into a playroom or kid's bedroom? I'm either doing the playroom idea or the floor pillow with my purchased goods! Priced at $5.99 per yard for the bulldog and $4.99 for the dots, how can one go wrong? It comes in the Kelly green or a navy and white combo. Are you as smitten with this 52" x 60" sized textile as I am? What creation would you make?

15 comments:

Cara said...

He is cute, but I have to say, I don't like how the paws came out..they look a little weird- sorry :/ Maybe I would like it better if it were a pomeranian :p

Hamptontoes said...

Cara,
I think bulldog puppies are beyond adorable and that adult ones are sometimes so ugly they are cute! I love him, paws and all! I think my daughter would like a little dog to carry around, whereas my son loves big dogs!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love your ideas. I hadn't seen this fabric, but what a great find for such a reasonable price.

Kathysue said...

I think your ideas are great, love the teepee Idea. The bull dog scares me a little but love the concept, great color also. Kathysue

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I thought he was fun too! I saw him in the blue colorway!

You are going to have to give me a tour of D&D I'm still totally scared of going there!

Cara said...

Lisa,
I just ADORE bulldogs in real life(a family friend has 2)...I just thought the paws in this textile print looked weird...

Hamptontoes said...

Oh Cara,
I totally did not think anything bad about your comment! I love that you gave your thoughts...it's good to see the world through other's eyes. I had not paid any attention to his paws! I'm coming over to visit you right now!

red ticking said...

so fun... i think a floor cushion is perfect! xx

The Zhush said...

I am loving the idea of that floor pillow, sounds too cute!

pretty pink tulips said...

Love the teepee idea! I don't know what it is about them....I think I like cozy spaces! I could also see it sewn into the middle of a white coverlet for a really cute bed cover. xo

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I think the floor pillow would be really cute....I really need to get myself over to Ikea but it is a hike from my house and I always push it off. Great find!

Privet and Holly said...

I am crazy for many of the IKEA textiles, too!
I'm kind of into the idea of framing fabric, at the moment, so that is what I would do.....It will be great if you have just the right spot!
Thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment....I'm going to wander through your archives, now, and see what I've missed!
xx Suzanne

Deborah said...

I agree with Susie, a floor pillow would be a neat idea. I have never in my life been inside an Ikea - I'll have to check them out.

Cashon&Co said...

that is the cutest fabric!! i love ikea's textiles. they are so fun and kinda wacky... you need to use this somewhere!

Annique Reynald said...

I have it in red and blue and have no idea what to do with it. Duvet cover maybe?? Quilt?