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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New/Old Chair on: May 28, 2013 05:24:30 AM
I've never redone a piece of furniture before, but this chair caught my attention at an event last week - long, weird story. Anyway, they were actually going to throw it away, and I just couldn't let that happen. It was solid wood and had great lines. What were they thinking?!

So I took it home in the backseat of my car - quite a tight fit - and repainted, repadded, and recovered the thing.

Here's the "before":

And the "after":

A closeup of the fabric I used (40% off at Hobby Lobby - woohoo!):

I have no idea how old this chair is, but it'd had new fabric put on four different times! I pulled staples FOR EVER.

C&C very welcome. I had no idea what I was doing on this, but just kind of made it up as I went along. How'd I do?  Roll Eyes
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / You Cannot Hide...I See You on: May 08, 2013 12:42:41 PM
Please, please ignore my hideous, horrible photo cropping skills.  Embarrassed

Just finished this last night and couldn't wait to share!

I got the pattern from bombastitch on etsy. It went fairly quickly, all things considered.

I hunted for a pattern specifically for this frame, and I'm not sure the colors of the eye go well enough with the frame. I've almost decided to repaint the frame, but it is vintage, so I'm torn. Opinions?

C&C welcome as always!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Psych's Blueberry on: April 15, 2013 11:15:43 AM
Just completed and framed yesterday - love it! I created the pattern myself (the old-fashioned way, graph paper, as I have no stitch software. UGH).


My favorite episode of Psych, ever, is American Duos. Tim Curry is HYSTERICAL. This is one of his lines from that episode, and the origin of the name "Blueberry" for Gus's car:

(Please ignore my dirty stove in the background...I was excited, okay? Oh, you noticed that already? FINE. Your noticing has been noticed.)

I may have to do a mirror image of the Echo, with the inscription, "This car makes me want to weep, and then die." Hahaha!

Comments and criticism are most welcome!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Silence of the Lambs Completed Cross-Stitch on: April 01, 2013 07:06:02 AM
Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster here. Since I can't upload photos directly into my posts yet, click below to see my completed "Precious" pattern, which I got from etsy.

And a close-up of the stitches:

This took a couple of weeks, but then I only get to craft about two hours a day. The frame is one I got at a storage space resale store, and it's awesome. I bought a bunch of frames for just $1 each, and some of them are antique or never used. SQUEE!

I've never framed cross-stitch under glass before, but could NOT resist this pattern. Silence of the Lambs is one of my favorites, and it's just alternative enough to tickle my fancy for making people look twice.

C&C are very welcome!

Thanks for looking!   Grin

I bought the pattern here:
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