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Day of the dead cushion covers

What started out as one creative's pastime of shopping online for interesting fabrics, and transformed into a bustling business selling left over material, Jeez Louise is now an exciting design duo based in the Mother City. Taking the material she didn't use for her own cushion covers, Liz Bradley decided to instead make them up and sell them online. Now the brand has an impressive 50 or so cushion designs that will add some quirkiness to any room. The other half of the duo is Liz's good friend Lynn Jacobs who runs the Jeez Louise store front at the Bay Harbour Market over weekends. Liz says, 'The thinking behind choosing the designs is that we want to offer fabrics that are unusual, quirky, bold and fun'. And they certainly are. Ranging from the Day of the Dead designs featured here, to 1950s-style pin-up girls, and Frida Kahlo prints with ample Mexican flavour, each fabric is full of personality. As Liz sums it up, 'Our buying is based on what we think our clients will love and what makes us go 'ooohhh' when looking at new designs released by the fabric houses'. The ever-expanding range also includes lampshades and aprons - and new to Jeez Louise - upcycled furniture upholstered in their fabulous fabrics. You can buy your cushions including inners at R290 each online from or from their Bay Harbour Market stall on Saturdays and Sundays, at 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town.