Sunday, April 17, 2011

martha sewin' sunday

Oh boy, have I been distracted.
I bought some painter's dropcloth some time ago now...
and I have had two dinner parties where it has acted as a tablecloth but
never have I been able to get the sewing machine out and 
get creative!
Well, I am havin' a martha sunday...
started with muffins,
you can drool over
and then I finally got out the sewing machine.
 because you see.....

I picked up in Ikea...   As Is section    ..this large,  VERY cheap....ottoman.
Rather hard to keep clean, although the cover comes off to be thrown into the laundry..
oh yes,
I have read, admired and considered many times
the various tutorials out there on making slipcovers.... is how it went for me.

Of course there was some tea and muffins thrown into the martha sunday as well....

Sewin'...... and then more sewin'.......
Okay, it is not perfect....
Mrs. Cole, my grade 8 home economics teacher may find
faults if she was here with us today....
(we did lots of sewin' with Mrs. Cole, not sure I was her favourite.....burnt my chocolate pudding during our cooking class and stunk up the whole kitchen....sewed my tea towel embroidery to my skirt by wasn't always get the picture??)
but I am "ben contente!!!" with the results of this lovely lady!!!
It is a relaxed fit....that is what I am calling it...
given the odd uneven-ness here and there...
but..... I am lovin' it!
Okay, so ...where are the dining chairs??? 
are you really asking...
they are coming...believe me at least!
.....although this is just the perfect length for my table...
Al fresco dining????

I am linking this up:
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party
Under the Table and Dreaming
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt it Fridays
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Good Life Wednesday
À Tantôt!


  1. amaze me!

  2. You are very talented indeed. Your slip covers turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.


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