Monthly Archives: July 2015

Chair Makeover

This past week had me busy with a lot of customer orders. Customer orders are the best, knowing what I am making is what someone will want is better than just making an item questioning myself if anyone will like it.

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One of the items I made this week was a new chair cover. I loved this chair as soon as I saw it and the owner was a very lucky lady to have it returned. I kept looking at this chair thinking there was something so familiar about it but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. After my sister saw the chair the one word that put it all in place for me was “Orange”.

My Nanna had one of these chairs but the Fluffy seat was a bright orange.

Well this chairs fluff was to go and be replace with a new cover.

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The foam was still in great condition so the first layer was this natural cotton.

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Next was the crochet cover, the back of the cushion still had it’s paper label on it so the crochet cover is tied on so it won’t mark the paper. 

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The Crochet top is in a cotton tape and in a pattern that I love. This flower makes a appearance on one of my chairs also. 

All done with a new lease on life.




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I finally have made some of the animals Bundaberg is famous for, but in a smaller cuter version.

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Again like my Happy Cactus Pincushion each guy gets a smile that is unique and gives him his own personality.

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The first batch of little hatchling went off to the local art gallery gift shop, BRAG. But one little guy got to stay with us as Edina could not part with him.



Wonder Woman Heels

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I have done heaps of painted shoes for the younger members of the family but not for us adults. So while sitting with my sister we were talking about how cool it would be to paint ourselves some. So I started off on the shoe buying challenge. Well it wasn’t really a challenge, shoe shopping is second nature to us.

I found these Grosby’s on special for $10. I know, $10 for these cute little wedges. There was only red but we could work with that, so I got two pair.

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So a quick text to my sister “What do you want painted on these”

Her reply was “WONDER WOMAN”

No complaints from me as she is the best super hero by far.

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The toes got tipped with blue and the Wonder Woman symbol to the sides.

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With the wedge heel getting a blue base with white stars.

I loved them so much I did myself a pair but in flats.

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Now to look for ideas for the second pair of wedges.


Saddle Bag

I have loved making these hand bags, yet again it is making it up as I go along. Which I love to do.

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I saw a girl shopping one weekend with this amazing handbag and I was taking as many mental picture as I could so I could give it a try. This is what I ended up with, not quite the same but I’m really happy with my version.

Getting started on my first bag was the fun of making the front crochet panel to fit the piece of leather that I had. The crochet circle is a tad bit smaller but once your purse, phone and keys go in it stretches to sit really well.

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After crocheting the circle to the leather and trimming the edge I added the strap which once your items are in it stretches to sit nicely on the hip.

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This is bag Two (with the flower), Three (modelled by me) and four.

I loved bag One so much I couldn’t part with it and has now become a favourite in my bag collection.