I have been experiencing a mixture of extreme laziness and outright obsessive production over the last eight weeks. I have been obsessing over my latest fabric collection (still in production) which is inspired by the American frontier lands of the mid 19th century.
The more I research this era the more obsessed I become with it. It seems I can't get enough of prairie pastures dotted with wild buffalo, worn linen dresses, indian beaded bags and sod houses with crooked chimneys - amongst many other romantic visions of the West.
I have a hankering to wear long prairie dresses with worn brown leather boots and wander aimlessly through meadows collecting wildflowers :)
I have a Pinterest board for such visual goodness as this here, please feel free to drop by and take a
look. I will be releasing my latest collection in the next few weeks, I can't wait to share it!
More recently I've been painting the house, moving furniture and just giving the house a new look where possible. The old wooden country style dining chairs we've had for years were starting to look quite disgusting (as happens with young kids in the house). I had re-covered them about two years ago with an IKEA fabric but they have long since failed to look as good as when they were freshly done.
|old grotty chair pads with IKEA fabric covers|
So I cut out the basic shape of the seat plus a few inches from some canvas, whipped up some flying geese blocks and began to piece them onto the centre line of the canvas quilt-as-you-go style.
once the centre line of geese was done I added strips to each side and bingo-bango-bongo...
|freshly covered and ready for use!|
|all done! 6 quilt-as-you-go covered chairs|
Have you been working on anything around the home lately?