I feel like Julius Caesar (and my high school Latin teacher) would be proud of me.
Curse you, Dwell Studios, for your heartbreakingly beautiful fabrics and unattainable prices!
But I digress. I've long wanted this pillow for my grey and mustard yellow bedroom, but being
I was determined to win.
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This, however, meant getting up at 4:30 this morning to make sure I was awake enough to not be outbid, which I was, until the last 30 seconds, when I swooped in like a hawk and placed the highest bid.
What a rush.
My new favorite person in Latvia shipped the fabric within a few hours. As soon as it arrives, I will hunt for coordinating fabric for the back of the pillows I plan to have my mother
All told, I paid less than $25 for the fabric, taxes, and shipping. I'll do a breakdown once I buy the fabric for the back and whatever other supplies I need (like I even know what those are at this point), but I anticipate paying less than 1/4 of what it would cost me to purchase two such lovely pillows from the evil geniuses at Dwell Studios.
I love eBay.
I also recently scored a big piece of aquamarine Schumacher Chiang Mai fabric from eBay for only $40. I can't use it for anything like pillows because it has two big grommetted holes in it, but I might mount it on canvas and hang it up somewhere. It's so dang pretty. I first saw this fabric on Jenny Komenda's blog, Little Green Notebook, and I've loved it ever since. (check out her blog, she's so great and has awesome ideas)