Monday, March 19, 2012

Hil's chair

My darling friend Hilary came to visit over the weekend, she of the brilliant blog Earwig Sandwich
We had such a lovely time.
She brought a chair with her that she'd bought in a charity shop. Here it is cleaned up and waiting for its new cover.
We set to work.
Measure, measure, measure first.
Make sure it's all square.
My favourite bit always is making the piping.
and cutting out metres of it.
Hils had bought a small amount of great 50's vintage fabric in a black & white print but there wasn't much of it so we used some dark grey suiting as well with a bit of stretch in it that worked perfectly.
It was so nice to have company in the workroom. Especially someone so easily impressed with my skills.
She loved all the equipment especially my "Shnibbs".
It starts to take shape.
I love this photo. It looks like a still from 'Being John Malkovich' on floor 7 and a half.
Finally we're all done. The stretch of the dark grey suiting worked really well to give a tailored look.
and here it is in situ in Hilary's groovy pad. Doesn't it look great? Come ANY time Hils and bring any project you wish.


Ange said...

What a fabulous weekend! Loved to see what you were up to and love to think of two talented women having a great time creating together :)
Lovely post.

JoeyJoJo said...

Thanks Ange. That Hils is a miracle woman. Talented creative & very very funny.

Lulu LaBonne said...

It was amazing watching an expert at work ... and that dress, it's total haute couture darling

JoeyJoJo said...

It would have been haute couture if I had have remembered to put the cap sleeves in the right side out!

Roxi said...

Hot stuff!!! I love it. Noice noice Hilary!! xxx