The true colour is more like this second pic
The velvet called for a heavy backing, so I used this flowery upholstery fabric which, I hope, will match their mink coloured curtains. If it does, I'll make one using just that, as that was the end of the velvet.
I'm posting this over at Handmade Harbour http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/handmade-monday-100.html, so hope to catch up with most of you over there.
Tomorrow will see me starting to tackle clearing and decorating my craft room. I'll post pics of the finished article, but too ashamed to show you any 'before' photos!!
Bye for now xx