My love of Marimekko designs goes way back to 2006, when my husband and I spent a few weeks in Finland. I had never heard of the quirky Finnish company's designs back then, but was immediately enchanted by their cheery graphics and pops of color--and the fabulous storefront. Ever since then I've kept one eye on Marimekko's fabrics.
This year I became enamored by the Siirtolapuutarha design. I decided it was perfect for Finn's room and tried to rationalize having new window valances made for him with it--but that $53/yard price tag stings. (Plus, Finn insisted that his current valances are perfect. Okay!) Then I thought about buying some to make a pillow. But still: $53 for a pillow? For a boy's room?
I have many yards of white denim fabric. And I own Sharpies. So one day, gripped by inspiration, I just went at it.
And golly, it was super fun.
I don't mind the imperfections a bit; in fact, I kind of love them because they make it mine.
Now I shall back it with some leftover black fabric with a white dot (and a strip of red, because I need to piece the back, and the red will look cool), stuff it with a pillow form from our old fancy living room pillows (Pottery Barn silk, now threadbare), and call it done.