...Canvas Corp {love}...Day 5

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I was little concerned about how this project would turn out because I've never used fabric dye before...but it was soooo easy...I'm definitely adding it to my arsenal.

This is all I used:

A pre-made canvas pillow cover from Canvas Corp. & some Rit fabric dye that I bought from Hobby Lobby years ago (see, I really was afraid to use it...;)).



I filled up a large bowl with hot water, dunked the pillow cover in and swished it around for awhile. I had used only half of the powder dye because I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted color-wise. I washed the cover after I was done (per the instructions) and when it came out of the machine it had faded a little...my pearl grey was looking a little green...and not a pretty green...a yucky green. So I just re-dyed it using the other half of the dye and swishing it around for a little longer this time. Washed it again and was much happier with the results this time. Then I had little a rendezvous with Mabel (my Silhouette,) some fabric interfacing and some plain old white cotton and wound up with this...



I really like the summery feel and earthy color...

Next Monday I'll be guest-posting (with a new tutorial!) over at Maybe Matilda...YAY! Can't wait!!! Check this girl out...Rachel is so awesome...I know you'll love her!

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29 comments

  1. I LOVE the pillow! I really need a Silhouette . . . look at all the amazing things you do with yours! And I'm SO excited to have you on my blog, but you knew that already ;-)

    And you are such a talented photographer--I think I need you to give me lessons.

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  2. Love the grey (or gray) color...you always pick the perfect colors for your projects!!!!

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  3. A great colour and a fun graphic. Sweet!

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  4. I love the bicycle silhoutte! fabulous job!

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  5. This is so cute:) I just love the color you chose! I would sssooo want a silhouette!!! Thank you for sharing:)

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  6. Never thought of using the interfacing itself as an applique. Looks great!

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  7. Maggie, what a beautiful image and perfectly executed project! I love that your Silhouette has a name (and such a cute one at that).

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  8. oh that bike graphic is too clever--just like you!

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  9. It's adorable! I've never used dye but if you say it's easy, I might have to give it a try. :)

    I also have a silhouette bike image from the chalkboard I did for my nephew. I'd love to have it on a pillow. Great idea! ;)

    Roeshel

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  10. This is to cute! Ive always wanted to try fabric dye. I hope you will share this at my party!

    Simply Creations Link Party

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  11. Fantastic - love it. Found you at The Girl Creative and looking forward to linking up.
    Jen
    http://shimistore.blogspot.com/

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  12. You're live! http://www.maybematilda.com/2011/05/ruffle-camera-strap-with-maggie-of.html

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  13. Love this pillow. The color is amazing.

    Ruth

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  14. I love the pillow!!! So cute, that would make a cute nursery "theme"... just the classic colors with "antique" shapes like bicycles, etc.

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  15. Adorable... reminds me of summer & beach biking! Thanks for sharing your technique. Also love that your Silhouette is named!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  16. This is so cute! I love how summery it is! Seriously Maggie - I just love all your projects!! Sharing on my FB page - cause you're awesome. ;)

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  17. This is so dang cute! Perfect for Summer and it turned out great.

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  18. Great pillow. It turned out amazing. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  19. Love it, It would also be a great addition to any little boys room.

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  20. I looooove this! I am also afraid of Rit, but maybe I should give it a try?! Love the bike.

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  21. There are no original ideas, I am convinced of it! I have art in my home of a bike and the other day I looked at it and thought pillow and then a couple of days later I am at Walmart and there is a canvas bag with a bike on it just like what I had in my mind and then today I see that you have already made one! Very cute, I need to get busy with mine.

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  22. Looks fantastic. Love the bike!

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  23. That came out great! I never think to dye fabric...

    I'm your newest follower :)

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  24. Adorable! You're really living up to your blog name ...

    :)

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