Friday, May 7, 2010

A big brown box from Perth…

It was quite a while ago now that Janelle showed a brown box in her sewing room. She and her wonderful husband escorted that box (with a little help from their daughter who guarded it on the luggage belt) to Melbourne on their recent visit. It has been unpacked, polystyrene discarded and is now living at my house. My little ones are loving the box and have spent many hours playing with it… .



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I have NOT had the same joys with the box’s contents – Don’t get me wrong, there has been no problem with the machine’s operation or functions, I’ve just not had time to do anything with it other than open it, thread it, watch the CD Rom, and put it back in it’s carry bag. OK… I am a little intimidated… I will get it out within the next week and use it. I PROMISE!!  There, it’s in writing… now I have to do it!

Driving along a week or so ago, I came across a couple of old chairs on the edge of the road, and promptly went home and sent asked my kind husband if he would go and collect them for me. I wasn’t chicken – I only the had the small car with me. He brought two home despite saying they were filthy and old. Here’s a shot of one (along side two previous finds that also need some work).

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I’ve always wanted to try recovering furniture and well, what could I lose? I gathered some reproduction civil war fabrics and made up a couple of blocks… Then had fun with the staple gun. Not too bad for a free chair – and comfortable too! Thanks to the old owners!

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I needed the first one I made to live in our front room which has a more formal feel. It’s quite traditional. The next one I do will be in bright fabrics and live in my sewing room!

Here it is all finished next to our new piano. What fun!

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Happy stitching!


Krafty KJ


smileykylie said...

oh my, such lovelyness :) Have a pressie to drop off for wee birthday girl, can't wait to see the chairs in the flesh!

Janellybelly said...

You've done a beautiful job recovering the chair. I love the new piano, I can visualize where it is in your home :) Can't wait to see what you create with your Bernina!

T.J. said...

I love my Staple gun lol. I used it to recover our dining room chairs because with kids they never stay clean but they certainly don't compare to what you created. xx

RACHEL said...

I wasn't going to let anyone pinch your sewing machine Aunty Katherine. Oliver looks cute in the box.
Love RACHEL xx oo

Linda said...

wow you did an amazing job. I have always wanted to do something like that.Goodluck with your new machine, just think of all the wonderful things that are waiting to be made.