I’m tired of cleaning something up every weekend, so I’m going to make something this weekend, even though the top floor is still a mess. Over a year ago I bought some fabric (75% off – score!) and some pillow forms with the intention of making some simple toss pillows for my living room. We’re talking straight lines – not very difficult. The fabric is a burgundy color with a micro-suede kind of feel. Some of it has an embroidered, sequin pattern and some is just plain for front and back. I started to cut the squares out, but I became so anal about making sure the pattern was perfectly centered that I became overwhelmed and left the whole project on the table for months. Then I had to move and it all got thrown in a box. And that’s where it is now. My hope is that with very little work I will end up with some “fierce” pillows.
I want to talk/type for a moment about this word – fierce. There are two shows that have drawn me in with the clever use of full-day marathons: “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” Both of these shows use the word fierce extensively. It usually appears in sentences like these:
“This design is fierce!”
“I’m sorry, but your look needs to be more fierce.”
“Look at my eyes – see how fierce they are?”
Usually the word is pronounced with an exaggerated sss sound at the end, and accompanied by a little toss of the head to demonstrate the emotion of fierce-ness. The current popularity of this word has destined it for iconic status. Soon fierce will be just as tired and overused as bling-bling and You go, girl. You’ll know this has occurred when your grandma starts saying it and Webster’s officially adds the definition to the dictionary.