Friday, March 30, 2012

Blanket - crochet adventures


This one took me a few months to complete- just working when I felt like it.

I'm over blankets for a while!

Thea and Sami cushion


I just made a cute cushion for my little sis- she has a red couch and generally has a red decorating crush going on at the moment. The fantastic fabric is hand printed by Thea and Sami. Will be using these fabrics again. Very nice.

Tv chairs... What is the big deal?


It seems like heaps of people are giving retro chairs a whole new lease on I thought I would give it a go.

As the hugely talented girls from flourish and bloom explain in this post:, retro TV chairs provide a satisfying DIY project with just some basic sewing skills and some patience with the sanding back of the frame. Typically, these chairs are super comfortable and don't take up as much space as a traditional armchair- handy for any townhouse or apartment dwellers.

I tried (and lost) a few bidding wars on eBay. Geez, you can tell that something is suddenly trendy when moldy old chairs are jumping rapidly in cost during the last few minutes of an auction! After getting over my frustration- and noticing that the professionally refurbished chairs were going for around $500 on eBay- I found my own special pair of chairs at my local lifeline. $45 for the pair was the perfect price for me.

I'm hoping the refurbishing is an enjoyable project. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

As always, any advice would be much appreciated.