Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Chair for Paula

Just finished up with this little number last week
Here is the before

 and here is the after  I am pleased with the way this one turned out and will be delivering to my client tomorrow
ahhhh stripes

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Couch for Carmella


 A great couch for a favorite client, she wanted a relaxed fun ruffly slipcover for a great couch that she found recently.  A perfect fit for her Florida home  with frayed ruffles around all of the cushions as well as on the skirt 
 yes that's right no hemming just leave it raw and let it fray out   I love the way that it turned out and love love love the back. I think its the perfect contrast to the rufflie front
 and I got to work with one of my favorite fabrics,   linen  its  just my all time favorite to work with
A wider shot of the back before I finalized the back.   oh and wooden buttons for the closures beautiful!
Note: lots of trial runs on this one as I did not know how everything would work with leaving the ends to fray so I ended up making up little sample pieces and washing them  lots of extra little stringies after the first washing as expected but very few on the second washing  so it was a go.   As for the wooden buttons on the back  they were marked " dry clean only "  so I tested one out in the wash before I used them on the slipcover  I washed as normal on a scrap of the linen  hot water bleach dried in he dryer the whole works  I wanted to make sure the buttons would not discolor the fabric and that they would hold up to the harshest laundering  ...  and yup they did  great.
Thanks for stopping and have a great week

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A different kind of Slipcover!

Some fun things for the sale 

Wine bags or wine bottle slipcover if you prefer ; ) complete with wine bottle opener   yup that's what in the pocket!  Perfect hostess gift for the upcoming holiday parties
Hope to see you at the sale!