Am I the only one who takes the whole of January to get going after the festivities are over? Maybe I'm on Chinese time so I'll be wishing you all a Happy New Year on the 26th? I am sure I'm not the only one who noticed a complete lack of craftiness around here lately? Sorry about that. I'm working on it. Maybe next year I'll show you...the Chinese one!
In the meantime I promised some thrifting finds! Well, there has been yards and yards of lovely fabric, some pretty braid and that bag. I love that bag!
More fabric, of course. And buttons, obviously.
And can you spot the new arrivals here on my workroom shelves?
I'll show you in a mo. But first the upholstery progress!
Week one the chair was stripped of all the broken grotty old stuff. The rexine (faux leather) was a great tatty look, but the webbing was all rotten.
Ta Da! Look! New webbing!
Hessian and back tacking - didn't have to do that last time!
The Tom Jone's chest hair is back. This time I had to create a roll all around the edge which will raise the sides of the seat to make it more in proportion with the frame.
Did you spot my trusty tack puller? I got to use that a lot again, and again, and again!
But then look at those lovely rolls ?
Then onto stuffing ties...
...did I mention those rolls all neat and even around the edge? Yep! I'm chuffed!
And did you spot the new pretties on display? Just 50p each languishing on the shelf were these two little dogs!
Aren't they just the cutest? Look at that precious little tilted flower!
Want a closer look? OK.
Yep! I'm in love! Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. t.x