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1  before and after pics of desk chair in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by charmcity on: January 02, 2009 05:18:36 PM
I rescued this chair from a school dumpster about 10 years ago.  I've been meaning to recover it, but never got around to it.  My mother was cleaning out her sewing cupboard and gave me some upholstery fabric that she'd had for 45 years.  It matches the walls in my study so, voila, a new look for my chair.  The job was more extensive than I'd anticipated because the foam was disgusting.  Fortunately, I live a few blocks from a place called "House of Foam"!:)



It's far from perfect, but I'm pleased with the spur-of-the-moment transformation.
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2  I can't sew, but I somehow managed this... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by charmcity on: August 01, 2008 12:26:41 PM
I've never been much of a seamstress.  My mother, who sews beautifully, tried to teach me, but her need for perfection turned me off because I knew it was something I could never achieve.  I've had my sewing machine for about 30 years, but never used it much.  For the past 16+ years it has been gathering dust in the basement.  My failure to find a jean skirt I like pushed me to try something I'd once tried about 35 years ago - make a skirt out of a pair of jeans.  I'm shocked that my machine works and even more shocked that I was able to create something that is actually wearable!

Here goes nothing!!

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3  Re: Pictures of craft fair setup - Please post! in Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs by charmcity on: August 19, 2006 12:36:51 PM
Here's my first festival, about a year ago:

And here's one earlier this year.  I use a black sheet for my under skirt, but I accidently grabbed the fitted sheet, so that's why there's a gap between the table and the ground  Sad I also need to get a "real" banner and something fun to hang in the back.

I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread, it'll serve to get me off my butt to get things ready for my festival next weekend!!

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4  Adventures with Tom Jones and duct tape in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by charmcity on: April 09, 2006 02:53:27 PM
I really like the idea of making things from duct tape.  The reality of it wasn't fun.  That stuff is STICKY (duh!).  Perhaps I'll give it another try someday.  I have to do something with all the colored duct tape I recently bought.  Anyway, here's my feeble attempt:

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