Author: tuesdaystitcher

Waiting game

Another day of crafting but wait can’t paint until my brushes turn up. Plan B cover my chair covers but wait stupid staple gun broke yesterday. So Plan C need to buy a new one to continue while waiting for brushes.4-Wax-amp-Chalk-Paint-Brushes-Round-Paintbrushes-20-25-30-40mm-shabby-chic-brushes

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But wait I have two cushions to cover that don’t need staples or painting hooray I can craft today.

Can’t wait to see end result of the rocking chair and I’m sure my grandson will love being rocked in it.

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Finished Pouffe

Hooray I’ve finished my pouffe/ottoman/footstool and I have now put up for sale I think it came out how I wanted it to only time will tell if anyone else likes it like I do.

I delivered my shabby chic rocking chair yesterday and it felt like I was losing part of me must get over this feeling as I am making these to sell not for me.

pouffe2a

Let me know if you think this looks good I wont be hurt if it’s not your thing. Now to start my chairs and my nest of tables

Geometric tables

Whoops I’ve done it again, that is I can’t walk past my local charity shop that sells solely furniture. It’s like an Aladins cave to a crafter upcycler like me.

I just popped in yesterday not looking for anything in particular and there tucked away between two chairs were a set of three side tables. Yes they had seen better days but my design brain kicked in and I started to see so many possibilities.

Then my sensible brain said but you all ready have a half-finished project and 4 chairs in the garage. So did I listen to design me or sensible me. Uhm design me they were only £5 for all three and I have a big garage.

 

Footstool pouffe

So I have made my patchwork material sewn it together with piping, looks so easy on YouTube. Getting better each time I attempt it. Stretched and pulled until it fitted over the top cushion, then realised i did not have the right staples to secure it.

So Ebay – look find and order appropriate staples not here until Tuesday/Wednesday. So back to previous projects I have put aside like a pyjama case/nappy case. Got to keep busy while waiting for my staples.

Thing is can’t stop my brain wandering and thinking about the rag rugs I want to make or the 4 chairs I have in the garage waiting to be upcycled.

 

New project

Hey its been awhile since I last wrote a post and I have been thinking of what to do for my next project. After selling my rocking chair I decided to try another up cycle project.

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So I recently bought a footstool/pouffe and thought how can I make it different from the rest. I could just recover it with new material or I could do something completely wacky turning it into a one-off piece

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Here’s the before watch this space for the end result.

Great show as usual

Always seems unreal watching Matt onstage listening to songs I have heard from the beginning evolve into album ready tracks

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But now back to reality deciding what my next project will be I have so many ideas going around in my head. I’m thinking of making a footstall so its of to the drawing board will post pictures when it is completed.