Monday, February 29, 2016

Revamping an Armchair - Patchwork

Decided to have a change  of seating in my lounge, have had an Ikea Nikkala 3 seater sofa for a few years and it is only me who sits/lies on it and so have decided to get rid of it and put a couple of chairs instead. Searched the net for some ideas and didn't see anything I fancied. I posted on a local Face Book group that I was looking for a couple of armchairs and I found one. As you can see it was desperate for a new cover.

I can't tell you a lie I screamed like a banshee when I put my hand down the side of the chair to see what gifts had been deposited over the years, I felt something soft and squishy and pulled out the  rubber spider, of course I launched it across the room  (wouldn't you?) I also found 20cents and a few empty sweet papers.
 I found this lovely Jacquard patchwork fabric locally and decided to have a go. I then got cracking and stripped the entire chair (took me a good 6 hours) and was able to use the original pieces as a template.

I made sure I marked all the pieces so I would know how to put it back together again. Next time I will take more pictures as I think it would help to use them as a reference.  Took me another two days to finish but here it is and have to say I am more than pleased with it. Can't wait to find another old chair.
Meanwhile my fingers are enjoying not being bashed by the hammer (lost count of how many times I missed hitting the tacks) and I have filed my poor broken nails.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentines Day

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
“I wanted to make it really special on Valentine’s Day, so I tied my boyfriend up. And for three solid hours, I watched whatever I wanted on TV.” – Tracy Smith
“It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.” – Lucille Ball

Friday, February 12, 2016

AimeBroderie Lace Earrings Giveaway

I am delighted to be hosting this fabulous  giveaway for a pair of beautiful cream lace earrings, just look at the gorgeous detail  and  I love the pearl bead center, both stylish and elegant. These are made  and kindly sponsored by  AimeBroderie on Esty. Lynne is in the process of adding more stock to her new line in lace accessories including  beautiful earrings, necklaces and bracelets. 

Lynne started machine embroidery 14 years ago whilst living in England doing mainly commercial work i.e " t" shirts, sweat shirts and caps, she also mastered  Digitsing and created company logos. Lynne then moved to France and brought her machine over with her, it was then that she started to explore the craft side of things having the time to let her creative juices flow!!! She started doing lace work and in the hoop projects and took it to a level she had not explored before. I think you will agree that her lace work is stunning.

Lynne also enjoys sewing, machine knitting, crochet and  for several years  was  a weaver in a Lancashire mill working with textiles. Thank you Lynne and look forward to seeing who our lucky winner will be.

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