Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pepperlu Ottoman Copycat

I've finally finished my copycat version of the Pepperlu Ottoman!  
These guys sell the most amazing faux floor mats and photography props but I just couldn't pay the $400 + shipping for this ottoman. Now, I can justify spending money on their floor mats... there's no way I can make a ginormous mouse pad that looks like real wood flooring. But the pouf...now that I can figure out a way.  

The Pepperlu Ottoman

the Pepperlu Ottoman in action...

Now for how I obtained my copycat version: I started off with Amy Butler's Gum Drop Pillow pattern and tweaked it a little to make it closer to the dimensions of the Pepperlu Ottoman. The pillow form is sewn using Kona Solids white cotton fabric. 

Next cut out a bazillion felt circles with this handy little tool by Olfa.

Finally, the tedious task of sewing all the little circles by hand forming flowers layer by layer. These are then attached to the pouf.

Voila... my copycat version


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

...the simple things

The simple things in life... that's what it's really all about. Like finding the most gorgeous blueberries at the grocery today. I paired them with the sweetest grapes for the humblest of summer fruit salads. The photographer in me had to share. Summer is in full swing.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Not your Gramma's doily

My sister-in-law shared this amazing rope rug by Ladies and Gentlemen with me.  It's like a giant doily made out of cotton rope.  I am brainstorming ways that this can be made.... stay tuned