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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Help. I need to recover after my first recovering project. DIE EVIL CHAIR on: June 18, 2007 04:25:29 AM
This project was SO much more stressful than I imagined.

I was planning on re-covering this chair but realised the foam was dead and all gross inside, so I replaced all the foam with new stuff.

I just finished this, 9 hours straight of machine and hand sewing.

I had to sew all the bits custom to the foam and I didn't use a pattern, just LOTS of pins and trial and error (lots of error).

So many pins that I found many a blood spot on the fabric from pricking myself while sewing. At one stage I pinned my finger to the cushion!  Undecided

The cushions are rounded out with polyfill so it didn't look too square. The base cushion has a zipper. The back of the chair has press studs so it wraps around the arms seamlessly.

Although i'm happy with how it turned out, it'll be a while before I use the chair... I have to forgive it first.

This project was a pain in the a$$ as the bobbin on the sewing machine would jam every 2 FREAKING minutes. Plus I sewed a few bits incorrectly and spent a lot of time unpicking stitches.

But yeah it's done. GO ME. *collapses*

The pics aren't great but I couldn't be bothered re-taking any more.


2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Calling Mini foxie / Tenerfield terrier owners! I need your help. on: May 30, 2007 05:20:35 PM
I'm wanting to install a dog door myself and I have no idea what size my future doggie will be when it's grown (tenterfield terrier AKA minature fox terrier) http://www.pedigree.com.au/breeds/?b=208&p=T&pp=

The dog door site says for me to measure my dog, but I don't have him yet. http://www.petsafe.net/pet_doors/index.htm

Pretty please, could you measure your puppy for me? I will be forever grateful Grin

3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Nylon webbing in Melbourne? (or to buy online in Australia) on: May 27, 2007 10:46:35 PM
Does anyone know where I can purchase nylon webbing in Melbourne?

Online from an Australian shop would be fine too.

I'm planning on making some dog collars.

I live in Hughesdale (which is near Oakleigh/Carnegie/Chadstone etc)
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Hall table or shelf (using the Instructables 60 minute bookcase design) on: May 24, 2007 10:06:30 PM
I really needed a hall table for my house, but my hall is an odd shape and no standard furniture would fit in the space.

By accident I happened across the instructables website and found this:

I realised that I could modify it a bit and make a sweet little shelf/table using the design. So I did!

FRONT http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/505597652_732a4c9f00.jpg?v=0

BACK http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/505597654_cfa1a45f26.jpg?v=0

For reference, the shelf is 70cm wide, 90cm high and 30cm deep.

I used pine, a handsaw, nails and glue (and a boyfriend to hold the wood together while I nailed it). And it only took me 2 hours! (one hour was just sawing... BTW what a great workout that was, my glutes hurt for days afterward  Embarrassed )

Tonight I'm going to stain it black, varnish it with a satin finish and attach castors (so it clears the skirting boards and sits flush against my wall)

This was so easy, and would be excellent to modify to make a low coffee table, cube bedside tables or even a wall unit.


Finished product in my hall:

5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Printed silk fabric: Help me find some on: September 28, 2006 10:17:14 PM
I'm looking for some pretty silk fabric similar to this print, for a dress of a similar style



Is there anywhere in Australia (esp. Melbourne) that has a large range of printed silks?
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