Monday, 19 May 2008
New kitchen chairs & My new bag
I decided it was about time my kitchen chairs were recovered (again!) - The last covers had been on for almost 18 months and were a rather unsuitable colour choice of cream - 3 children flinging ketchup coated oven chips around and cream chairs don't mix! - I thought that oilcloth would be much more practical and so ordered this fetching pink spot from Cath Kidston. All in all, I am fairly pleased with the result, there is quite a bit of puckering where it bends around the corners, but the oilcloth is so thick, I think it is only to be expected. Lets see how well these covers do. When hubby saw them, he said to the boys "Hmm have you noticed boys how rather a lot of pink seems to be creeping into the kitchen?" (nodding towards the Typhoon mixing bowls, pink spot oven gloves, pink pasta container, and now... kitchen chairs) - It wasn't such a surprise to him then when I commented that our chairs now no longer matched with the roman blinds, and I would have to make some new ones!
Here is a bag I made last week, it is my first attempt at a bag and I think its great, I have my handbag, but generally take a load of other stuff with me to work such as any knitting I have on the go, reading book, notebook, diary - you get my drift. I made the bag with 2 hardwearing cottons I sell in my shop - all that is missing is a magnetic clasp I think.
Hope you are all enjoying the weather - I have been busy sorting and getting organised for our holiday in 10 days (can't wait). I had took another photo for 'corners of my home' but due to the bright sunshine this evening, the photo has come out too dark so I will try again another day - Natalie x