yes i spent my friday night [after delicious homemade jambalaya and the fringe return] making stuff with fabric. and taking blurryass pictures. the finished product took about 90 minutes. it would have been faster had i not cut one piece wrong to begin with... but thats thats.
in summary: weird sparkly not quite plaid/tweed itchy fabric requires double stitching to reduce fraying and is a bitch to work with. also, i have discovered about 90% of my sewing does not turn out as planned. that means i am either a poor seamstress or i have way too lofty ambitions. both are entirely possible.