remember this fabric? it’s marimekko oilcloth…
my husband bought it for me a while ago on a trip to sweden. when i first shared it, many of you came up with ideas for using this fabric, but to be honest, i was scared to cut into it. it’s just perfect as it is, to look at, touch, fold and put away on the top shelf, reopen and daydream about what to make with it. cutting it would put an end to all the possibilities. could i find a project to do the fabric justice? a bag? pillows? frame it and hang it up as is?
but i did finally make something with it, and i’m so excited to share the project.
if you don’t know much about marimekko, you will by the end of this week. but you don’t have to take my word for it (or levar burton’s, since i just stole his words). i am looking forward to hosting two guest bloggers here, each who will be sharing their thoughts on everything marimekko. these two posts came to me in different ways, one invited, the other out of the blue. both a welcome treat. i hope you’ll enjoy, and stay tuned when i reveal my project at the end of it all.
and now that i’ve built it all up so much, i’m nervous that your expectations are set so high, you’ll be let down by my creation. really, it’s nothing — not much to look at really. don’t waste your time (please do…it’ll be up at the end of this week. it kind of rocks.). oh the insecurities of putting yourself out there ;-)
in the meantime, enjoy the guest posts over the next few days, and feel free to comment and ask questions on their posts as you do on mine. it’s so nice when we all share ideas. really.