Remember this? It would take almost an additional year before I got around to that second couch!
Some new pillow-cases to match, and the same top-stitching detail as on the other couch.
This is what the couch looks like, au naturel. It might not look all that terrible, but between yellow foam poking out from seams, tiny little sharp nails sticking out on the front of the armrests (I just have no idea what would be for!), and the really nubbly, stiff, and synthetic upholstery fabric, let me tell you… it was time.
There are fewer pieces and less straight corners on this couch than on the other, which actually made it far easier to sew. But like last time, the amount of fabric we had was *just* enough to cover the couch, which led to some serious brain-activity as we did calculations upon calculations, and a whole lot of visualizing how these flat pieces of fabric needed to come together to cover this particularly shaped 3-d object. Honestly, it’s so much work figuring out how to make these things, that I’d be perfectly happy to never make a couch-cover again.
The rumpled front is the post-washing result of a chocolate-eating. Chocolate + light-colored fabric = lots of spot-cleaning.
The living-room does looks much calmer and unified though, and it is wonderful to finally have them both done!
There have been quite some blog-awards roaming around lately, and I’ve been the recipient of a couple of them! They are “10 things that makes me happy” from HarbourMaster, “Truthx7″ from elisa petch, and “Outrageous untruths” from Janne at Spindelmaker (Thank you guys!). In the spirit of the (soon returning!) “Glee”-style mash-ups, this post will be a little bit of all of these things; some things I’m liking right now, some random things about me, and maybe a little something that isn’t true? We’ll see!
Blue skies. So welcome at the end of a long winter.
- Though I’ve been a vegetarian for some 10+ years, I will not stay away from leather. It might seem at odds, but as long as the demand for meat is great enough that the leather is a by-product, it just has too many good qualities to keep my distance (durability, breathing, water-resistent, etc). It might be that my pioneer-dreams are shining through – the ones where I run a farm with animals, living off the earth, spinning my own yarn that I then knit into garments for my family.
- I brew beer on a regular basis.
I love having several knitting projects going at any given time. For some reason my current projects all have shades of blue in them, ranging from blueish grey, to teals and seafoams. I do love the green-blue spectrum of the color-wheel.
My trusty, beautiful, old Bernina.
- I used to play the bassoon. Perhaps one day I will take it up again.
- I kind of despise the smell of patchouli, at least in perfumes. I think it smells like mold.
- I am now a fashion design student (with a kind of self-directed, unofficial costume design minor), and before that I was in a “Medieval studies” program. My concentration was Art History, and though all the fields are close to my heart, art history is the closest. I love going to art museums, discussing the artworks, learning about the artist, his or her intentions, the background of the movement – all of those good things.
Shades of green and blue in ceramics. The cup that holds coffee-beans (ehm..? Other than that they make the kitchen smell good, I’m not quite sure what the beans are doing there!) was a gift from a friend who made it in pottery class – especially for me. Since it’s without a handle (by request!) it fits into my hands perfectly, and she managed to choose the exact shade of blue I love most of all. *Love*.
So, some likes, some truths – and one untruth. Care to guess which one it is?