We have teen boys and a chocolate Lab. I like pretty fabrics, but it has to be washable and not so expensive that I cringe when I pick them up off the floor for the bazillionth time. Two recent trips to the fabric store has had me coming home disappointed in the choices available. Then I remembered a pair of tablecloths I bought on clearance last year at HomeSense. Lots of sturdy washable fabric for less than $10 each.
Last week I sewed these blue striped pillow slips with simple envelope backs for a pair of 22" inserts. And now I can show them because last night I washed the white couch slipcovers. I did mention teen boys and a chocolate Lab. (Please excuse the off center couch and wrinkled slips, I find they smooth out when they dry fully.)
I love stripes, especially for that lakeside feel as summer approaches. And everyone is happier when this mom is not stressed about real living happening in our home ; )
We are enjoying some beautiful sunshine and almost warm temps this week. I had my guys haul the patio table and chairs into the backyard but it is still too early to garden, so I am enjoying some pinning and planning.
Linking to the following parties...
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo