Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kitty Cat Christmas Card

I'm not in total love with this one either, but I'm having a heck of a fun time playin'!


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Look at those kittycicles...I loved Tat as a snow angel though...but need the kitties!

Talk to me about the price of the fabric. It has the most gorgeous hand! And...I had the feeling they didn't want to sell it. And what does table mean on a fabric?

I have some great beige linen/burlap/cotton (has a name but I forget) that I just found in my linen closet. I quickly covered a table with it...but didn't cut it because I brought the velvet Ikat over to it and it was smashing!

Hey...Kudos to ya on getting right to your chrismas cards...early!


dec0r8or said...

Dude, I can't beLIEVE they sold you that fabric for $4/yd. It retails for $345/yd! So...if you need more, I can order it for ya' I'll give you a good discount, of course! Hee!

As far as I know, the only reference to "table" for a fabric, is the use of it as a verb, not as an adjective for describing an aspect of fabric. When a workroom is "tabling" a fabric, they are laying it out on the cutting table, and checking it for square, etc. Maybe they were referring to the "hand" of the fabric, which refers to its texture/feel and drapability. Is it something the people who sold it to you were talking about? They were probably sweating as they rang you up...getting all

dec0r8or said...

Duh...I just read your post again and see that you know what "hand" is...sorry. :-P

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

WHA???!!! I knew it felt like no other. Geez Louise.

It says table print right on it...and they were trying to tell me it had something to do with the durability and wear...Yes, they kept saying that is a "REEEAALLLLY good deal". And you'll laugh...but at first I was only going to buy a yard...and they were more than willing to cut it. Then I thought...what the's less than a sandwich and coffee...oh I'll splurge...give me the whole kit and kaboodle. I'm sure they were rolling their eyes at this point!

I have close to 5 yards...I think I'll do the seat cushion and the inside and deck the outside in the other fabric (which was also originally quite expensive...I got it free, Yeah me).

Wish you were closer...I'd have ya help me!

dec0r8or said...

Ah! Well, in that case, table printing is:

Table Printing – A form of screen printing in which the cloth is stretched and secured to the top of a table and the screens are moved down the table either by hand or machine, pattern repeat by pattern repeat.

(I got that right off the Schumacher web site.) See that? You learn something new every day. I've seen this process done on TV....and it has given me a much greater appreciation for the cost of manufacturing beautiful fabrics like yours!

Oh, and I wish I were closer too! I was just talking to my father about a trip down there this winter. Airline prices are out of hand this year, so I'm not sure we're going to make it! I just can't see spending over $600 to get us both down there. Blech!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

PUHLEASE lets try and get together if ya do. K?

I know the prices are Cuh-razz-ey. We have a friend who was 'sposed to come for turkey day, now begging off for around Christmas. Not holding my breath. sigh.

Thanks for scoping it out. So...your prof opinion...If I were to use my 16 clam fabric on the chair...would it be on the seat or the back. Confrused. Renee brought up a very good point...however, I have a feelin this thing will wear like Iron!

I have a crew from BH&G here this week...Taking shots for a mag. OY. 4 kids. I horse sized shedding dog... does not spell happy Mommy. I am not even allowing them to brush and spit. HOLD IT. Be a MAN. This is not so good. OY!

dec0r8or said...

Dad's in St. Augustine, Linda, and the farthest south we would go would be to my sister's beach place in Daytona, so unless you're willing to do some travelin', I doubt we'd hook up! It sure would be fun, though, wouldn't it?! I'll be sure to let you know if we do go down, just in case you're on the road and we could meet in the middle or something.

Anyway, I sent you (via email) a pic of what I would do with your fabric on your chair. I think it will be FINE on the seat.

BHG, eh?! COoL! Is it for BHG mag, or one of their specialty publications? Exciting! Your house is so awesome. It'll be fun to see it "in lights." I'm sure you'll let us all know when it's published!

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