Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sew Happy It's Snowing!

Having been totally snow-bound this weekend I've had no excuse to not be creative. I re-covered a footstool in my current favourite fabric!! I also  made a couple of small cushions just for the heck of it! If I had a wooden lodge in the mountains it would be full of this deer motif fabric. It works so well with tartans, checks, wool, wood & fur. Just the thing for this kind of weather.

My second favourite fabric has to be toile.  It has a real vintage feel to it but it can work well in a modern interior.  As always I'm working with remants & scraps. I picked up this pink toile de jouy panel at a junk yard. It had been beautifully sewn into a curtain but it was badly stained & faded at the edges. It didn't leave me much fabric to work with so the faithful tote bag pattern came out again, cheers Anne!
Lurking in the background in those photos is another wee doggie cushion, here he is in all his glory!!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Good day at the Arches

Spent a great day at Aberdeen Antique Centre today. I rent a space there where I have my ReVamps for sale.  It was fab to see so many people at the centre and all were treated to mulled wine & nibbles.  I made some shades and chatted. A great way to spend a Sunday!
Some sales were made and we wave goodbye to Coco!  I also took an order for a custom made tote bag, Anne has agreed to take the commision as she is far more inventive at sewing than me!

I have been making more wee Westie cushions. It's a good use of small fabric remnants and each one turns out slightly different from the others! It's hard to see in the photos but each one has a small leather nose to match their hearts. So cute!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A shade late!

Updating my own home, slowly!!
Antique to Glamtique!
Apologies for the long time between posts, my day job has been keeping me extremely busy. I am also attempting to update my own  interior at home!  That is probably the hardest task for an interior designer, we simply have too much choice and are too tired at the end of the day to think about it!  I love using old and vintage so made use of some hand mirrors that I had collected. I tied them with ribbon to make a hanger and grouped them together as a display.  This definitely comes under the Glamtique catagory!

I spent Sunday with a fabulous bunch of ladies aka the Pink Ladies craft group from Simply Create . Kath did a great workshop on Christmas hangers, see her blog for the tutorial, it's stunning! The talent that is Anne, ran a sewing workshop making quilted, patchwork, shabby chic cushions.  They were beautiful! I did a quick demo in lampshade making and I hopefully showed how to get a professional looking, designer shade for a fraction of the cost!

Here are some photos of some shades I've made recently from fabric remnants. I tend to use silk but at the demo I  used cotton from Simply Create stock and they came out fab! I stupidly forgot to take any snaps of the ones made on the day.
I do like a bit of trim!!

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