Saturday, 29 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
1 garlic clove, chopped
Sunday, 16 January 2011
but having been shown the initial techniques we seem to be doing quite a lot of embroidery too. So I decided to have a go myself at home. I ordered some woolsand decided to 'copy' my Ikea picture. This is my first attempt and it is still wet so looks a bit 'glisteny'.
I think there is probably room for improvement (!) but I have so much wool (merino tops) that I can keep practising.
I love the way that vintage things can sit alongside the contemporary and modern and both look good together. Underneath this picture I have vintage enamel on a vintage Hungarian table runner. This stripy modern cushion sits well with the French monogrammed R (and Laura Ashley fabric) cushion and the cushion I made from Hungarian grain sack (more available on my website or to order.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Other chairs I use in the kitchen are a pair of chairs I painted in James White and distressed. I also reupholstered the seats. These are my favourite as I particularly like the detail on the back.
This was my first attempt at painted furniture before I really knew what I was doing. I used ordinary white gloss!
This lovely old Windsor chair will never be painted! It was given to me when I was 10 years old by someone who paid 10/6d (about 52p) for it at an auction and I just love it.