Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Mini Project Monday!

I've been working on this little house for way too long, but am enjoying every moment!

While the coffee table with Liberty tablecloth is totally fab, and could really shine as is for a cocktail party, I felt that for the coffee break it was intended for, it did need some chairs. For a little comfort and convivial spirit.

 I envisioned some neat iron chairs, the kind you find in real live cafes, but guess what?

Real live ironwork chairs do not lean against a backdrop of real live letters. No, siree, they do not.
Because if they did, they would be almost invisible.
Ask me how I know.

So I became an upholsterer. We crafty people do this. We dabble.

I backed the eyelet with some interfacing to help hold in the edges, then I cut it into teeny shapes so that they would nestle perfectly between the ironwork. Then I machine stitched each piece while holding it in place with a tapestry needle (my friendly, dependable awl.)

Don't you want to sit here with a friend? I do.

(For those of you who spotted the Amazing Floating Chair, do not be alarmed. It is magic and can do this.) (Ultra-stabilising legs will soon be stitched on; watch this space.)

Brief But Significant Shopping News: I bought some Kona Indigo and Lime, and love 'em!
Lime is for my plaid logs, I think, and Indigo - oh how do I love thee? - for a new mini project. Involving lemons and pomegranates. More next week...


Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh I would totally love to drink coffe with you on those pretty chairs sitting at that cute table! Gorgeous!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I agree with Lucy. I would LOVE to be sitting at that table with you.

Liz said...

Upholstery career? Think about it over a nice strong coffee and slab of chocolate at your liberty table. Perfect!

DeborahGun said...

How gorgeous - this just conjures up happy feelings :-)