Monday, 29 June 2009

Now I'd rather people didn't sit on it....

Finished my sofa revamp.....well nearly just a bit of embellishment to go on my two red/blue scatter cushions and that's it. I'm still not entirely sure what the embellishments are going to be yet...but I can feel something formulating in my mind....a trip to the local haberdashery will probably solve it :)

The revamp basically consisted of me removing the large cover and seat cushions from my cream sofa and dying them. The back cushions though I re-covered in a fabric from a local fabric store.Then new scatter cushions made from fabric I had in my stash... I'm very pleased with how it has turned out. The colour ideas all kind of came about by accident but I think I may have subconsciously lifted the scheme from the painting that sits behind.

Elsewhere in my crafty life I am still crocheting balls...I do have a reason for this...working on a toy project for my nephew. If it carries on after that though I may seek some kind of help....or I may end up with a house full :)

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Small snag...

Not in my fabric thankfully....but in that I have run out of thread whilst sewing up my sofa cushion covers. Not to worry though....I can pick some up in town later...its just a nuisance having to stop mid flow.

Carrying on with cutting out at the well as recovering some of my sofa cushions, I'm making some new ones.

Was getting a helping paw from my new kitten earlier... I seem to be going a lot quicker though...since he's been asleep under my chair :)

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Its been a slow week...

Actually that's not entirely true ....its been quite a quick week but one very light on the craft side. Unfortunately I've been really ill so any kind of crafting has taken a back seat. In moments of feeling a bit better I have still been crocheting balls though...much to the delight of my new kitten...Max.

Anyway hopefully I'll be back on form soon and I can get the cushions I had started making for my sofa's finished.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Balls to that!.......

At least that's what I was saying for the last week. For what reason you may ask?!

Well I have been trying to crochet a ball...not as easy as I thought it would be...find a video I thought....and just follow it. As it turned out I found it hard to follow even my favorite crochet video makers instructions....

Then...hurrah! I found a video this morning that I could follow easily and I now have made my first Amigurumi ball! Now I know how its only a matter of imagination...wonder what I'll make?!