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...