...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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  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

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

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

  4. I love the bicycle silhoutte! fabulous job!

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

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

  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

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

  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! ;)


  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

  11. Fantastic - love it. Found you at The Girl Creative and looking forward to linking up.

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

  13. Love this pillow. The color is amazing.


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

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

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  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. ;)

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

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

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

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

  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.

  22. Looks fantastic. Love the bike!

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

    I'm your newest follower :)

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



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