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50/100: 100 Days of Making

100 Days of Making - #50Japanese Silk Wall Hanging

We have a narrow strip of wall at the end of a hallway that leads to our bedrooms and I have always wanted to hang something there that had a some real impact. While I was sorting […]

49/100: 100 Days of Making

Gardening, like so many other creative pursuits, provides multiple benefits.

Those that love their garden, like Maurice, talk about the joy of sinking your hands into the earth, the fulfilment that comes from nurturing and supporting plant life, the beautiful sense of physical tiredness that accompanies a good session in the yard, and the thrill […]

47/100: 100 Days of Making

100 Days of Making - #47Custom made lampshade

I’ve just finished making this lampshade for a client, who also happens to be the fabric designer. Lynne Tanner, of Social Fabric, has a whole range of original retro designs especially for the lovers of mid century modern!! […]

45/100: 100 Days of Making

JOE is finished!

We are making a collection of ottomans to go in our on-line store. They will all have a personality and a story. Different, quirky and fun, they will be designed to be signature pieces for your home or office. Today I stapled the fabric (see more of Lynne Tanner’s range @socialfabricau) in […]

41/100: 100 Days of Making

Lampshade Makeover.

As they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day!” We have slowly, but by bit, been reinventing our living room since April last year. We are nearly there; the big jobs are done (painting and furniture reupholstery) and it is just the small finishing touches left to do. I am working with a […]

40/100: 100 Days of Making

Retro Stool Rescue!!

This was such a quick easy makeover. Yesterday this stool was quite unremarkable… rusty metal legs, tired and worn yellow vinyl upholstery and a wobbly seat. Today it is looking so spiffy I could hug it!!!

My process was:

  1. Remove seat and take off old upholstery.
  2. Sand the metal frame.
  3. Spray the frame […]

39/100: 100 Days of Making

Making plans for the Ottoman Pick’n’Mix!!!

Scheming today on fabulous new ottoman options for both workshops and custom made. We have been offering ottoman workshops for about three years and they have consistently been super popular! There is something about an ottoman… it is such a versatile piece of furniture. It can be a footstool, […]

34/100: 100 Days of Making

Necklace Mash-up!

This afternoon I have been playing with two necklaces… the bits and pieces at the top of the first photo were part of a necklace that I have had for years but not worn in a while because a few of the components were […]

33/100: 100 Days of Making

Another recycled wire basket put to good use! I created a new planter using an old wire basket that had originally been wrapped in banana leaf. (This is a cousin to the wire basket that became a bird bath in the post from Day 8.)

I am on a mission to use up the odd […]

29/100: 100 Days of Making

Second Chance Cushion!

This little number is made of totally recycled materials, even the zip! The two orange fabrics are both salvaged from dodgy old TV chairs that I found on kerbsides. All the cushion fabric on both chairs was faded and worn but on both chairs, the piece of fabric that runs vertically down […]

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