Well my linseed oil and furry pink animal print renovations didn’t stop at the dressing table stool but moved onto a couple of old kitchen stools that I picked up last year for £10. They have come in very useful when I am running workshops and classes in my little pink ThreadShed and now are going to match and of course look simply fabulous!
I spent a lovely afternoon in The ThreadShed with a local lady recently. She had been gifted an Arty Farty Sew Your Own Cushion Cover Experience by her thoughtful Boyfriend. She hadn’t sewn since schooldays but picked it up so quickly and her stitching was simply beautiful. The experience covers a few basics such as filling a bobbin, threading a machine, stitching in straight lines and finishing your seams. In two hours you learn enough to get going with a bit of confidence and, of course, make a gorgeous cushion cover from a selection of some fabulous true vintage fabrics. Why wouldn’t you?
So my dressing table stool was falling apart. A couple of glue attempts hadn’t helped and it was time to give up. I have been keeping a little eye out for something lovely for a while and this morning I spotted a real beauty on FB marketplace for a simple £5. The tapestry top was dilapidated and the seat was a sunken mess filled with horsehair, wadding and sacking. All it needed was a couple of coats of linseed oil, a bit of ply board and some cute furry animal print fabric and afterwards I have a cute new dressing table stool. What do you think? I blinkin love it!
Over the festive period I decided to make good use of some absolutely stunning fabric I had (some of it true vintage) and set to work making some beautiful festive skirts.
These beautiful half circle skirts are made without a sewing pattern and just need the waist measurement, the length required and a bit of maths. They are such a flattering shape and just feel so feminine. They are also full enough that you can wear a flouncy petticoat underneath too. Each skirt also came with its own little dolly bag to keep it safely in year after year.
I made lots of these gorgeous skirts exactly to customer measurements in December. I was also really chuffed when one of our regulars at the tattoo studio had some made especially for his Mum and Sister as surprise Xmas presents.
Here is some super feedback …
“My mum said she hasn’t had a nicer style, fit or quality of skirt for a very long time.”￼
“It’s swishy and I love it!”
“Skirt is fab!”
“I love my skirt!”
I can make you a skirt just like this out of any fabric you like or why not book yourself a sewing workshop at The ThreadShed Fresh East and I can teach you how to make one for yourself?