Simply Divine

Yesterday a reader, and one of my newest followers {thanks Mary Ellen} sent me an email asking where I got my colour bird fabric from? I dug up the post from the archives, and found half the images missing. 

Darn Blogger.

 I realized the colour ways of my favourite fabric is not being carried, so if the image is removed from the original site, it gets removed from mine as well. Next time I need to download the image not copy the URL.

The fabric in question is the one I used  make a lumbar pillow for our slowy-being-worked-on games room.

Fortunately for Mary Ellen, House of Fabrics still carries the fabric I purchased. While I was searching through their site, I discovered they carried the fabric, Lucy, in this colour

Cue: Angels singing...

 I just about melted on the spot. 

 Do you ever get that way when something so beautiful, so utterly divine, is right before you eyes? Yes, fabric tickles my fancy. I hoard collect fabric {just ask the husband, actually don't, as I hide piles around the house}

Maybe I shouldn't be sharing this with you. I don't want you all to rush out and buy it. 

This week is going to be pillow week. I have two great tutorials to share, making pillows with an envelope back enclosure and using an invisible zipper.

Also I made another pillow with the second memo of Chiang Mai Dragon I have had for a while.

. Can't wait to show you how I dealt with those silly grommets with this pillow.

Speaking of Chiang Mai, have you seen what Mr. Goodwill Hunting had made? You need to hop over and see!

XO Barbara


  1. From one hoarder to another! I was doing a fairly good job of disguising just how much fabric I had, until moving came along and drat! It's all out in the open now! hello, my name is Lisa and I'm a fabricaholic.

  2. Hi Barbara,

    I think I saw that fabric at It is a gorgeous fabric and the pillow looks fantastic. I am also really happy about pillow week, since I am trying to perfect that invisible zipper. Have a great day!

  3. I am head over heels in love with that fabric!

  4. Thanks so much Barbara for the shout out. I was headed over here and got a little surprise of my own. LOL

    I hope too many arent mad at the way I handle my Chiang Mai

    I will certainly be looking forward to pillow week.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  5. I too love this rich and rustic motif! and ...ta dah! Congratulations on winning my giveaway of the little Blue Jay hosted by ModernJane this weekend! I am Alison who painted him and so when you are ready please send me your postal address so I can pretty up your parcel and get them off to you :)

  6. I love this fabric. It's sumptuous

  7. Thanks you so much for the mention and the link! I am loving ALL the color ways... I also found "Lucy Chocolate" and it is yummy! I'm so glad I found your blog... it is a great source for ideas and inspiration!
    -ME xo

  8. Holding out on us with pillow number two! Sneaky!!

  9. Barbara, I hope you already ordered your Lucy because I may have to rush out and buy it!

  10. You need one of those bumper stickers that says "The one who dies with the most fabric wins!" :)

  11. Oh yes, sometimes (read: often) I come across something so beautiful that I get all jittery! LOVE the fabric, both colorways. Can't wait for your pillow tutorials!

    xoxx Linda

  12. I can't wait to see how you make a pillow with the grommet in the way!!!!

  13. Oh Chaing Mai, how I love you...and I'm completely curious to see how you side stepped that little grommet (otherwise known as pain in the butt (c:)! And that other fabric is *divine*...I think my husband would shoot me if I started hoarding anything else...(c:


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