A little bit of sewing

My sister-in-law asked me to convert a t-shirt, that she had had for some time, into a cushion cover.  It was not a difficult task and was finished very quickly.  I had planned to put piping around the cushion but because of the flexible nature of the t-shirt fabric I found that would have been…

Paint makes a world of difference

I have been redecorating our lounge room as it is almost nine years since we moved into the house and I decorated the lounge when we first moved and now feel it is time for a change. The lounge is two steps down so the wall behind the lounge suite is tall and therefore needs…

A new sewing experience

I found the pattern for this piece of sewing when I was looking at Pinterest.  You can spend a great deal of time looking at things on Pinterest but you need to get yourself motivated to actually carry out what you pin.  I have made a few things that I have pinned but I could…

Upholstery update

Slowly I have been working on the armchair I am recovering.  I have now completed one arm. I have also completed the cushion for on the already completed base.  Now I need to cover the other arm and the back and then put it all together!

Crewel Embroidery….English spelling is a puzzle

Cruel I know.  Crewel is another matter altogether. My elder daughter gave me this book a few years ago and I have finally got around to finishing a piece of crewel embroidery.  The book has some stunning designs in it and I think I will probably make something else from the book at a later…

Starting to make some Christmas gifts

I saw this cushion on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try myself. The original pillows can be seen here. I just looked at the picture and followed the general idea. Now looking back at the original I think I could have made the scarf stripes thinner and so a few more would…