Thursday, September 10, 2009

I see dead people...no really

So in January, I took a fantastic trip to go see my friends Ginger and Lisa in Dallas for a much awaited Girls' Trip. We had a heap of fun and I am really looking forward to the next trip!

At any rate, we went to Ikea on the trip and I found a really cool duvet cover. The duvet cover was a dark blue on one side and a bright green color on the other side. I thought it was quirky...but cool. It had two "people" on it and I thought that it was neat. The people looked like they were holding hands and sleeping...and I mean, how sweet is that?

So we got home from Ikea and I put the duvet cover down on the bed - spreading it out. At that point, I asked Ginger and Lisa if they thought it was cool or just a little TOO quirky. Ginger said something like, "I don't know...it's kind of creepy."

And that's when I saw it for what it was - it looked like two chalk outlines of people. Chalk outlines of DEAD PEOPLE. Did they die in a fire? Were they Branch Davidians? Maybe they had a gas leak in their home...WHO KNOWS.

So I decided that was more than a bit too creepy for me and decided to go about changing the duvet - but knew that I couldn't do it without my friend Kelly's help. Kelly is my best friend and is the one that made my fantastic quilt last year. I went to visit her this past weekend and making this duvet cover better was one of the many fantastic and fun things that we did. I even posed as one of the dead people (hey, beer may or may not have been involved) with her dog. Please note how bad her dog is at playing dead.

Anyway, after many beers and hours of sewing, we figured out a good solution. Tada!

It's no longer two dead people on each side. It's CHOPPED UP DEAD PEOPLE on each side. Way better, right?

10 comments:

Erin said...

I thought it looked like two people dancing...until you mentioned the chalk outline.

La Petite Chic said...

The first thought that came to my mind was chalk outline! Maybe I watch too many crime shows :)

JayneSees said...

At least they died together? Oh, that craaazy Ikea....

Rachel said...

That is really cool that you and Kelly were able to make it look so artsy and all. AND HOLY COW you are tiiiiny. And Buttercup is awesome.
The end :)

Sally said...

Way, way better!

Reality said...

So is that princess buttercup?

Mark and Joella said...

I love it! It's the coolest duvet cover with chopped up dead people I've seen this week :) And I agree with Rachel, you look tiny in that picture :)

happyfunpants said...

Alright alright...for the record, I have NO idea why I look so tiny in the picture, but I plan on paying Kelly extra money for taking that shot in that way. Also, she will be the photographer for all of my future events. :)

Rex said...

I absolutely love this. Why, oh why, can't you realize the commercial appeal of something like this? Are you independently wealthy? Copyright it and sell it. The story alone would sell the duvet covers to every college kid on the planet. Or, at least include the story and photo in the BOOK YOU'RE WRITING.

musheded said...

My wife and I have the 'i see dead people' duvet and we like it a lot...yes we watch way too many crime shoes too, but we like sick quirky...though I have to say that most people who see our bedroom think it is two people holding hands and sleeping, so perhaps we're the sickos :).