Friday, September 27, 2013

the "nerd" has moved..

Thats right folks! this blog is moving to a new address!! I figured it was time to put"slipcover" in the address cause lets be honest, that pretty much all I do and I love it!! Plus, it would be nice to pop up in peoples browser when they search slipcovers...

You can now find me at The Sewing Nerd Slipcovers Cute Carrie at Carrie Loves Design gave my blog an update and did an awesome job! I may have been a small (large) pain in her a$% but I love it! So to all of you that follow me (all 4 of you) you can find me there posting what I have been up to!! Peace!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Just a little ditty...

Remember this post??? Well my client picked up this little ditty of a chair

totally a "pre-loved" piece of furniture but its soo cute and petite! The chair is for her daughters room and is mostly for show. She picked a white cotton linen blend for the slipcover. She wanted to keep the ruffle skirt as well. It turned out pretty cute!

It turned out pretty great for not being lined.(white fabric is tricky... it almost always needs to be lined unless you are working with light colored furniture..) Every little girl needs little vanity chair for their room...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

2 dragons....

have you seen Starsky and Hutch? if so... this makes perfect sense!

Great movie!! this moment between Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson kept playing thru my head while on worked on these 2 awesome chairs! You may be asking yourself "why?" or "this girl is nuts!" but stay with me! there is a reason. You see my client has been waiting and waiting to find the perfect fabric to cover her 2 chairs. after months of waiting, back order and changes she came up with the coolest fabric ever!! Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon Now this fabric is no joke and at the price it is per yard, I was shaking in my boots a little before I started cutting it! She ordered it from the UK and totally worth it if you ask me!! Here are her chairs before they became super fantastic:

They were in great shape and had fun modern lines. i had to take my time with this one because of the fabric.. It was a really nice linen, but linen moves a little when you work with it. So I had to whisper sweet nothings to it to make it cooperate! we are taking "2 dragons" here! But it was all worth it cause check them out now!!!

I am soo in love with how they turned out!! I was able to get the dragon on each cushion as well as the bigger parts of the chair. She was beyond thrilled with how they turned out! and they look great in her house too! I was also able to squeak out 4 24"x24" pillows as well.

I used up every last bit of her fabric! Dragons Rock! Now how to keep people from sitting on those chairs $$$!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Union Jack 2

So in the last post my client wanted a a few wing chairs that were done out of drop cloth so she could paint the Union Jack in the inside back. Well she dropped off this when she came for the finished one!

It was pretty close in shape to the one i just finished for her only it has different arms...the arm fronts recess back a little bit. It turned out pretty cute! She had me make some pillows as well to go with her chairs. Its crazy how great a painters drop cloth can look!

The drop cloth as became a hit again! I have another client who will be doing a pair of wing chairs in drop cloth only I convinced her to do a fun skirt! Stay tuned...

I also worked on a fun duvet with matching pillows and drapes last week too. Pics will come as soon as I drop off the goods! Today I am working on 2 cool little low arm chairs that will be covered in this fabulousness:

You can thank Schumacher for creating the Chiang Mai Dragon, but you may want to punch them in the throat for how much the price is per yard... seriously! we are talking $150+ A YARD. I said a small prayer before I started cutting...Just to be safe! These will be picked up saturday because me and the husband are headed to our annual Couples Lake Powell trip (could not come fast enough..) so check back saturday! or maybe tomorrow if you are lucky!

I have 1 opening left this month, so hit me up if you want to turn your "loved and tired" looking furniture into something fabulous!!