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update! see valerie’s version of a fabric filled in with colour. do you have a version? send it in and share it too.

the shopping sherpa sent me this all-too-cute zippered pouch made from ikea akseline fabric, which has big leafy motifs in black and white. looking at the fabric now, it just seem all too obvious – as obvious as a kid’s colouring book.

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fill in the colours with fabric markers
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add beads, if you want further embellishments
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sew into pouch

with the pouch turning out so well, the sherpa is using the rest of the fabric for a matching handbag. click for links to the fabric and pouch.

originally posted on 17 Jan 07.

valerie’s version:
“i bought a yard of the pernilla fabric, stretched and stapled it over wooden stretcher bars in my desired sizes and painted my living room colors into it with cheap acrylic paints. that particular fabric was just begging for some color … it looks like a coloring book, with black outlines on a white background!”

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