Please forgive my dark pics. I took these at night again. Why do I do that? And why aren't I upstairs retaking them right now? Good questions! ...with no answers. hahaha! :)
The main fabric is one of my favs. It's a Heather Bailey Pop Garden print ... Rose Bouquet in cream. Again I quilted around the roses and through the leaves, adding some sweet yellow vintage pom pon trim and backing with a nice fine wale cord and a zipper closure. I used another Goodwill pillow for the form and tossed its original cover. Trust me, not worth recycling.
The chair in this pic came from the bins and was a whopping $10. I *super heart* this chair. It's comfortable and I love the high back and shape... and the cane of course. I ADORE cane.
I'm still super sneezy and sick today. The sun is out and I'm hoping to get outside and just feel the sun. I can feel the fog of the past year's craziness clearing. My business AND design instincts are coming back. I can just feel it, kwim? I keep saying that if I clear my studio and make it beautiful that I'll just know what I'm supposed to do when it is done. The piles of the past seven years' scraps and clutter are slowly unfolding like the layers on an onion. Because if my belief and commitment to reusing and recycling just about EVERYTHING, it's a very slow, tedious process and the garage will take a bit longer to deal with, but it's progressing and I feel those same layers unpeeling off of my shoulders as I go along.
Today I organized all of my paint swatches. Easy peasy, but a HUGE success none the less. I use these things constantly. You can see my Pantone book tucked into the big back part of the box. A place for everything and everything in its place. Hurrah!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
So, it's a little messy, but you get the idea! I built myself a new cutting table a couple of weeks ago. It is made from two very old, very free, very lead paint covered solid wood doors, some old table legs and a dining table top that I picked up at Goodwill bins last year for $5. Sweet! And I love it. I left all of the hardware on the doors because I really loved the way they look. I cut the table legs up to make myself a shelf with the second door.
The bunn feet that are on the bottom I found last year in a sea-side thrift store. They were four for $1. I bought two sets of them. I was ECSTATIC when I found them. Have you priced bunn feet lately? I had no specific plan in mind for them at the time, but I knew eventually I'd find myself saying, man, I wish I had some bunn feet for this project.... and Whalah! I think everyone else that I was with at the time thought I was crazy. Which is their usual reaction to me in thrift stores and at junk piles. This was one of those fabulous thrift stores that is just filled with randomness and most of it is 50 cents or $1. HEAVEN!
ON THE TABLE: Layers and layers of felt from making poodle skirts. Our elementary school has an annual sock hop event and this year as a fund raiser we sold poodle skirts. I donated my time and skilz to make the skirts for the fund raiser. I made 35. It was a really enjoyable project and I look forward to doing it again next year.
Posted by Violet Craft at 1:44 PM