April 17, 2006
Red & Gold Period?

Tod was off “camping with the boys” this weekend, so I had the apartment to myself and after I had cleaned and tidied to my satisfaction, I had time on my hands.

So I made some stuff.

A pillow cover (and two pillow forms). This ties together the reddish zabuton floor cushions with the lovely Thai elephant Sachiko gave us. It also fulfills part of my pledge to “Use What You Have” for April. You can see some closeups of this pillow on Flickr.

A lamp. The socket was formerly duct taped to my workspace. I wired on a switch, bought an extension arm and a bulb protector. Then I wired some brass mesh and beads to the frame. Not sure I like this, but it’s a little more interesting than “bare bulb in cage.” There are snaps of the lamp turned on (so bright!) at Flickr.

After these creations, it looks like my environment is developing a bit of a red & gold glow.

I can’t decide which of these qualifies for WhipUp’s Whiplash - they both sort of fit.


Posted by kuri at April 17, 2006 05:29 PM


hey ho - are you going to enter it in the comp?

Posted by: kathreen on April 17, 2006 07:04 PM

Beautiful pillows! Love the colors. And how handy you are at transforming the lamp! Great work.

Posted by: Jessica Hood on April 17, 2006 09:50 PM

Lovely cushions… I have a few more to make myself. Just have to find the time as I have all the fabric.

Posted by: keitai goddess on April 18, 2006 12:57 PM
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