Monday, November 23, 2009

In the Shop

Here are some of the things that I have been working on lately. Carmella dropped off some things that she wanted to be changed up a bit. This was a chair that was already white but upholstered in white (we all know how that goes) she wanted a slip cover in white that could be washed when needed. I did two of these chairs Then there where bar stools that needed a new look so we dressed them up a bit with oatmeal linen along with white piping and buttons.
Love the way these turned out
There where also lots and lots of window cushions and pillows out of this same fabric.

Then finally a fun little project. A vintage doll High chair.

The old cover is in the last photo
Carmella picked out this great fabric for a new cover and I think it was the perfect fit!





yup this was the old cover. well past its prime but much loved and I'm sure it served many years of fun play time.


back to work now................ have a great week.





Friday, November 13, 2009

He's Just So Darn Cute!!!

Thought I'd share some of what JT has been up to lately!
Make sure and turn up your volume so you can hear him!!
video

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Late Night and Early Morning Knits

Finally finished up with my Fall Riding Coat by Debbie Bliss and I'm really happy with it. I did make quite a few modifications to it ( good learning experience) I have to say that this is a warm one and really fun to wear.

also made up a pair of "Those Mitts" that I was going to give as a birthday gift but realized I had already made a pair for the person last year now they sit in my gift stash.
and then a quick little knit for my sons friend they bought the yarn and I turned it into a hat.


Have a great week!



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Business is good!

well as is typical for this time of year business is booming and I am all booked up until beginning of next year! This is one on the projects that I just finished up with and I love the way it turned out. Stephanie always seems to find fantastic fabric. oh yeah and my couch. I finished this up a couple of weeks ago and finally got around to taking some pics . of it. I was working on doing a more relaxed fit with this piece. I usually make my slipcovers more fitted but every once in a while I will get a request for a more casual fit. I'm happy with it although I have to say that I think for my self I like the more fitted look
I do however love the fabric that I found it's a Ralph Lauren print on a heavy canvas (perfect for all all the fall colors in the house right now) oh yeah and I found it for under 6.00 a yard!!!!! . although I must say I am kinda missing my white.



One thing that I did do on this one is to remake the back cushions. when I purchased the couch a few years back for 100.00 at a local thrift shop I picked it because it was super sturdy and the cushions were down filled, but the back cushions were really short so I tucked them away and used pillows for the back which was fine but they always needed fluffing so I remade the original ones adding some height to them and I really like them now



and you know me I couldn't resist some cuteness on the back!!
Have a great rest of the week!