I bought the fabric for this chair at least nine months ago. It's looks very shiny in the photo. It is actually a faux suede. I planned on making it on Christmas break...didn't. Then I planned on Spring break, didn't again. So I figured with six weeks off for summer break I'd have lots of time. Ha! I now have four days left, but I started the chair last night and finished it this morning. I had to make sure I did it this time. Tom bet me I wouldn't be able to get it done. I didn't want to lose the bet! I had to laugh. He kept telling me Lucas wants his beanbag chair! Lucas is only 22 months old. He doesn't know what a beanbag chair is. Well he has one now. Fortunately, I have lots of peanuts left for refills.