Wednesday, July 7, 2010

French Document Fabric

Image courtesy Ballard Designs

I am making a simple 16" x 16" pillow with French document fabric. Now that I have the time, I ordered the fabric from Ballard Designs. My kitchen needs a little character so I'll do a little French theme also. The fabric is 54" wide, I ordered 1 yard, it should be enough to do a pillow, a valance and a table runner, maybe... Ballard D. has so many ideas, beautiful furniture and decor for your home. Spendy $$$$ for my pocketbook. But there are a few things that you can purchase and make your own knock off.  Another theme they have are 'The Birds and the Bees'.  Check it out HERE. I love queen bees, honey comb, honey.

They are so industrious.
Check Etsy for downloads of bees, queen bees, iron on transfer images. There are so many talented people out there! 


  1. I saw this fabric in Ballard's catalog and fell in love! I have been planning on ordering it for pillows and just have not got around to it. Seeing it here has given me the push to go ahead and order.
    Hugs, Sherry

  2. I LOVE this fabric!!

  3. Oh my, I just might have to order some of that lovely fabric. I'm going over to Ballards right now.


  4. I have that fabric too and made a small pillow with it.Love that fabric.Can't wait to see your pillow.Have a great weekend.

  5. I adore that fabric...pity we don't have a Ballards in the Uk. Would love to make some cushions for my conservatory in always have such beautiful things on your blog.. Take care...Kirsti xx

  6. Love this fabric and can't wait to see your valance, table runner and pillow!!

  7. That fabric is beautiful!!!! And I LOVE the bees! Thanks for sharing! Charlene

  8. Love that fabric too!!

  9. Anonymous8.7.10

    thanks for your useful info !!
    i think you will like it very much . come to have a look , please !!

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  10. What a great fabric. Be sure to show us pics of what you made with it.


  11. Wow! This is the greatest fabric ever but yeah.........your are right............pricey! I am considering buying it after I found out how much shipping costs to Europe are.

  12. Ohhhh, what COOL fabric!!!! Love Ballard Designs but they are out of my budget. Thank you for the great inspiration for my GS sale find!! There are screws that are holding that candle holder but they are rusted. I'll have to dig through hubby's toolbox and see what I can find!


  13. I'm a big fan of Ballard's, too, Linda! Love the idea of ordering the fabric from them and making your own stuff. I always forget they have the fabric available. {I wonder if you could find similar/cheaper at or warehouse fabrics}. I usually check out their Estate Sale section first.

  14. what a beautiful blog!!!

  15. Linda, I would love to see what you created with the fabric. I too love birds and bees. I actaully want to get one ore two of the needle point pillows and the black rug with the gold bumblbees for my kitchen. I have a sublte bee theme going on. I may have to settle for a runner or small rug to go in front of the kitchen sink. You are so right. They are so expensive, but their stuff is so pretty.

    hugs, Ellen

  16. I just adore that fabric !
    I cannot wait to see
    what you do with it ~


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