Tuesday, 24 May 2011

When the Cat's Away...

the mice come out to play!  Remember how I told you I found these lovely chair bows on Etsy (they are vintage and were purchased at an estate sale)
and how I said Lovely Man would hate them?  Well tonight he's on a night shift and I had a hot date with my sewing machine... and will you just look what I got done!  Not only did I get the chair thingies done but I also got another laundry bag done for the other bedroom! 

By the time I finished it was getting dark and so this was taken under electric light so not the best photos in the world but I was just so chuffed (that's thrilled to my Canadian buddies) I had to post!  I will take some more tomorrow in good light and draw up some sort of tutorial.  These four came from just one cream double sheet and some 6" wide tulle, but you could use pretty lace panels, printed fabric, or maybe plain with perhaps a Graphic Fairy print in the center back, the possibilities are endless!  What's more the Lace ones would have set me back around $60, these four cost me just $9!

One laundry bag finished.  I edged the top with a little victorian style crochet lace, and added a rose again courtesy of the Graphic Fairy.  I'm happier with this one although I'm still not sure I quite have the opening right, perhaps I need to stiffen the fabric or use and interfacing.  Back to the drawing board I guess.  Again when I get it just right I will post a tutorial!

So I just wonder how long it will take Lovely Man to spot the 'new' chairs when he comes home!  haha!  So, time for a nice cup of peppermint tea and a little bloghopping! Ciao!


  1. I can't wait for the laundry bag tutorial! I love the chairs! I am getting some chairs from my Mom when she moves to Orlando this late summer. then I will paint, upholster, and do pretty chair backs!!


  2. You are so creative Rona!


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