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361  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Patchwork Skirt on: July 27, 2008 06:54:57 PM
As I was admiring your work, I was thinking to myself "Wow, I want one!" I really love this skirt and think you have done an AMAZING job! You are always going to have someone with a negative attitude. It's really important to not let it discourage you! Beautiful work and congratulations on the stamina, goodness knows I couldn't have done it!
362  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: It's a Dog, A Plane, No its Hippo Hero! on: June 20, 2008 10:32:59 AM
...I want a hippopotamus for Christmas now too Smiley. He is TOO cute!
363  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Girlie, flower chair on: June 05, 2008 09:01:06 PM
That looks nice Smiley I'm a sucker for black and white....
364  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Garbage heap to garden chic on: June 05, 2008 08:12:28 PM
What a cool idea! I need something like this for my jasmine!
365  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: From "Death Chair" to "Bad@$$ Rockstar Chair" on: June 05, 2008 01:19:25 PM
Haha, in the last picture the kitty looks like he's about to pounce on you!

Actually I think that was more the look of "Oh crap, she caught me!"

Thanks for all the positive feedback! We had so much fun re-inventing an old friend!....as I sit in it typing this post.....
366  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: from clunky to classy (and sparkles!!) on: June 04, 2008 09:07:33 PM
Her "makeover" makes her look like a totally different chair! Great job!
367  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Poo Brown to Woo Blue on: June 04, 2008 09:02:39 PM
Oooh! I really like that material! Good call on the colors!
368  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty in purple! Peasant top, capri outfit for Nyla! PICS! on: June 04, 2008 11:58:34 AM
This is a great outfit! And you have the perfect little model too Wink My 6 year old would LOVE something like this. I have never sewn with a pattern however and am more intimidated by that than I can explain. I need to start experimenting more....
369  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Rock n Roll all nite (image heavy) on: June 04, 2008 10:26:49 AM
That has got to be the coolest chair on the block! You can see that he is now shining with self confidence! Great job!
370  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / From "Death Chair" to "Bad@$$ Rockstar Chair" on: June 04, 2008 12:44:32 AM
About 4 years ago my sister showed up on my doorstep with two of the most ugly, yet comfortable chairs. They got dubbed the "Death Chairs" because I would commonly sit in one and fall asleep so soundly that no one could wake me up. I bought fabric to recover them however being a busy single mom I really didn't have the time to take on such a project. So, 1 queen size fitted sheet with a couple holes compliments of the cats became the temporary cover. One chair eventually got sent to Goodwill but because of the hole in the arm and the cigarette burn in the seat cushion, this chair had to stay behind. Now I am so glad it did!

   

I got to this point in the reupholstering process when I found out that I hadn't bought enough fabric (3 years ago) to cover the whole thing. So, we hopped in the car and went for a drive to 5 (yes 5!) different places only to discover that no one has ever seen this fabric before. Ok, time to improvise...



We ended up using the leopard print fabric to cover the two lower sides and the back of the chair. That fabric was originally intended for the cushion only but I think that it really helped to tie the whole thing together.





And now for the action shot!



So, keep in mind that I have only been sewing for 6 months and I have never reupholstered anything before, what do you think?

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