Archive for November, 2009

Ok…so this post doesn’t have anything to do with fabric or yarn but it DOES have to do with all things handmade.

My birthday was this past Saturday and this is by far the best present I’ve received in a long time.  My dude made me a coffee table!

the only thing he paid for were the screws.

I recently decided I wanted our apartment to feel like an Urban Rustic Cabin and this fits perfectly…plus it’s handmade and built nearly for free!

a side view.

Late in the summer we found a pallet in great condition near the dumpster where he works.  Of course we HAD to pick it up, not knowing yet what it would become.  A few months later I found he’d planned on making me the most perfect coffee table.  Note the split level design: The lower ledge can be used either for a foot rest or as a place to rest drinks while the upper part is perfect to keep the computer out of the way. (Our computer is our TV..so this works perfectly.)

All made from found wood!

To fill in gaps he used wood he found laying around the basement, but it still retains a very rustic feel and I think it’s perfect!  I had yet to find the perfect coffee table and this fits the bill wonderfully. It’s nice to be with a guy that’s crafty and resourceful!

Have a great start to your week, everyone. Hopefully you are recovering from your food comas…




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I made you something.

wool cowl

cowl closeup


I hope you like it.




p.s. sorry about the camera phone pictures.

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We’re having a sale over at our Etsy page!  Lots of fabrics are only $2/yard!!!

Wowza!!!  Come check it out!!!


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Alright, here is the finished product!


And here’s the back:


First, my apologies for the quality of the photo.  We are currently sans camera at our household, and, thus, I have to subject you to cell phone pictures…

Two!  Issues!  Issue number one is the fact that this fabric is a lot less dense and thinner than the original fabric.  So there were some issues making sure everything fit appropriately. 

Also, the original work had nails shoved into the fabric and up into the frame, which held the back in, but we found that with this fabric, it was just too thin to be nailed to the frame (it tore), so we used glue.  Success! 

The other issue was that the frame was sooooooooo thin along the sides, we had to do a lot of practicing getting the perfect envelope over the back cushion so that you couldn’t see the edge along the side.  Eventually, we got it, and it looks great!

There you have it!  Old chairs lookin’ new!




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We’ve been workin’ real hard over here reupholstering some dining room chairs.  Cathy has these dining room chairs:



These chairs are in great shape, but the fabric just doesn’t have the pizazz Cathy wants.  She had some old curtains that she thought might work to reupholster the chairs.  So we took ’em home to see what we can do.

These chairs have an open back, so we had to be extra cautious.  The fabric needs to be perfect on both sides of the chair.

So stay tuned for the new and improved chairs!!!


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