Friday, April 22, 2011

For Spring

A couple more things for The Hog Shed I made these pillows using recycled wool blankets for the flowers and some super soft burlap looking fabric that I found.

Perfect for spring (if it ever gets here)

Having fun with these.

Have a great weekend.

Hope to see you at the next sale

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ready for the Shop

I Finished up my the Chair that I started while my sewing machines were getting serviced. I am pleased with the way the one turned out and it truly is stunning in person. I'm not sure why it doesn't photograph very well

I used the contrasting fabric for the under side of the cushion and piping.

Painted the legs black

and didn't do anything special to the back. I felt the fabric had enough going on that it didn't really need anything else.

This chair also comes with a cute foot stool that I didn't get a decent picture of.

I'll be back tomorrow with some more things that will be at the May Sale

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sharing some of my Process

Since I have received quite a few emails about Slip covering I thought I'd share with you some of my process. This is a Chair that I am doing for one of the shops that I sell threw which is the only way that I advertise my business at this time. 1~ Acquire Chair that is in good solid condition free of major stains and any odd smells. I vacuum out all the cracks and crevices ( you'd be surprised at what I've found in them ) 2~ Acquire fabric that inspires me!!

3~ fill out my project worksheet with cost of materials and time spent on project so that I can come up with a fair price for the finished project.
4~ for this Chair since the back is heavily tufted I cut up little pieces of batting and spray glued them into the wholes
5~ Then I spray the whole back with the glue and attach a thick batting to the back
and tack it at the edges with a quick running stitch
6~Next I measure all the parts and pieces of the chair
and make a pattern for the cushion
7~ Now I cut all my fabric to the measurement specified and take a moment to be thankful that the ice is almost melted off the lake ( did I mention that its been a loooong winter?)
The only other thing that I actually make a pattern for it the arm fronts This eliminates any pinning when I put the arms together.... More on that later.
Now every thing is ready for me to start sewing
There you have it, Some of my Process

Oh yeah I will be painting those legs black too

Monday, April 11, 2011

While Waiting

This week while I wait for my Sewing machine's to be serviced I get to play on this old beauty that my sister in law picked up for me at a garage sale a couple of years ago I took it in to my local sewing machine repair guys to have them go threw it and get it running good as new they were even able to order a manual for it so that I would know how to use and thread it properly. I have to say I love the way this old thing runs, it's supper solid!! and although I don't think I would want to put together an entire slipcover with it I'm having fun
Putting together these fun little make up/summer totes
A perfect project while I wait.
Looking forward to getting some more projects done for The Hog Shed's next sale

Friday, April 1, 2011

Combining a couple of my favorite things ....

Wine and Fabric for these cute little wine bags. Simple and rustic perfect gift for a wine loving friend! A vintage lace pocket in the front for a travel corkscrew

Really, I carry one of these little corkscrews in my purse and it's come in handy more that a couple of times!!

available at the The Hog Shed this Month

Hope to see you there.