Thursday, August 29, 2013

Linen, Canvas & Velvet

I just love it when something turns out far better than I pictured it:

I sewed a lovely red velvet and heavy white canvas
to the blue linen.

It was time consuming with all of that fabric cutting, seam folding
and of course sewing but I wanted the chair to have
a 'hand made' feel to it.

I just love how the fabrics play off of each other.
The striations in the linen versus the heavy duty durability of the
canvas versus the soft touch of the velvet.

A Before shot

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

My how time flies!

I tell you wuuut, there just isn't enough time in a day.
I'm sorry that I've been away since November ... the sad truth is
I took on WAY too many projects/jobs and just didn't give myself time to do much else.
I'm starting to catch up a little though ... catch my breath.
With over extending myself I didn't get very many photos
but here are a few of the projects that I've done over the past couple of months:

Boat Cover

Channel back before:  the mouse nest I could handle, but the piles of finger nail clippings made me gag.

Before: Beautiful chair but split rails from re-webbing with regular nails

No 'Before' shot ... I donated this to a charity auction.

Again no 'Before' shot, and not a very flattering After either.

Almost done hand painting a set of 8 dining chairs
After:  The two captains chairs had upholstered backs, the six side chairs were left plain.

Six boat seats
no Before shots

Building the driving console for our boat
It was meant to be covered in vinyl but I kind of liked the way it looked uncovered
So I carved in a compass, stained it and left it as is
anyone can buy a vinyl covered steering column.
I'm currently working on a wingback, two victorian chairs and a fauteuil ...  of course I didn't take a Before shot of the wingback
and I'll probably forget to take After shots of all of them but
I might remember to get one of them!