Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Reupholstered Chair!

I reupholstered my first chair! I found this sweet thing at a 2nd hand store for $10, and had the fabric on hand. So it was a cheap and cheerful project.

I didn't remove the red fabric first, I just upholstered two layers of fabric over the red. I think if I did it again I would remove the red fabric, it has a different texture, so I can kind of feel it when I sit on the chair. The two layers of fabric did fully cover the colour though!

Love that staple gun! (Seriously, it's one of my favourite tools of all time).

Thanks to my sister for demonstrating that it does really work as a chair! haha

I'm really happy with how it turned out, aaaaand it was a lot of fun! Hooray

Monday, June 2, 2014

Clay Candle Holders

Exciting news - I tried a new craft! I feel like I haven't tried a new craft in a while. I've kept busy doing my usual sewing, but I have't tried anything new in a while. So when I saw this tutorial, I knew I had to give it a try!

I loved working with the clay. It was definitely more challenging than I would have expected, but I liked the fact that it was something I could try again and again. And something I definitely hope to do more of!

I think I already need to run out and buy more clay... it is really very calming to work with. I love the possibility of making so many different pretty-yet-functional things with it.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A few from the trip

Just a few photos from my most recent pop over to The Netherlands (and Belgium too!).