Sunday, June 30, 2013

Nursery progression: Recovering a glider chair..

I recently obtained a free Dutailier glider chair for the great price of $0.  The downside it had some faded denim fabric that wasn't cute for a hip baby or mama. :) So, I thought about recovering it, but was a little  scared. I didn't want to rip up all the fabric and rework it all. I was really happy when I saw this tutorial to recover it:

Which essentially allowed me to make slip cushions, which is great because they can be taken off and popped in the wash.  My brother has three children and I watched all three when they were babies, I know there's a lot of washing going on with a little one.  It worked great as directed except for the ottoman.  I tried to follow instructions, but I think that I will just rip up the ottoman and make it fit really nicely with a zipper. It looks ok now, but you're not seeing it in person!

I had a great time with this, Brady my dog was hanging with me. There were a few times he knocked down the fan and piles of fabric, but he's generally a great helper! I felt like I was in the zone in the sewing room today or experiencing flow as a psychologist would say.  Here's the before picture:

The bones were great, but definitely needed some love! Here's the almost finished product, but you get the idea.  I'm still debating if I should make the ottoman yellow, thoughts?

The finished product cost me about $20 much cheaper than a new $500 glider! I still need to work on the ottoman, but I'm happy with the result so far!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A quilt top!

Finally sewing and making pretty things again I searched high and low for some of this fabric. I decided to do a fussy cut center and fabrics from Tula pinks frog prince for my little prince! More good pics to come after I quilt it next week ;)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nursery Progression!

Nursery by thethreaded~chickadee
Nursery, a photo by thethreaded~chickadee on Flickr.
Well the only way this nursery has progressed is via my mother in law's talented work. She has painted this beautiful mural in my son's nursery. The birds are Maine's state bird the chickadee, thus the title of my blog :) I'm so excited to add more to the nursery, I'm recovering a wonderful glider that just needs an update, can you believe those chairs are over $1000 new. I also got some great organic fabric from Joann's for a sheet they run $50+ full price. I just can't do that when I can make things. I'm so excited and am definitely in nesting mode! I'll post my quilt top soon, I'm quilting it at my local quilt shop on a long arm machine, so I don't have to fight with my machine at home! I'd love to know your thoughts on my mother-in-law's work, isn't it beautiful!!!

And close up:

Friday, June 7, 2013

My nursery mosiac

so, I can't believe that this is my first blog post of 2013! Here we are in June, well I haven't really sewn since that time anyways due to a renovation, surgery, and ummmm...a baby in my belly! I'm in full swing now and plan to be making some fun things for baby and other's I did get Sarah's table toppers done, just a couple of table clothes for her wedding and I'm more freed up. I plan to post baby blanche's baby quilt top this weekend :) Here's my mosaic for a new swap of Modernista Homemade!