I'm so excited about this hop!
I told myself that I would take a break
for a while from the hops
and get caught up on some projects that need
to get done......
And then Madam Samm went and did it.....
She posted this fantastic fabric called
"Handmaids" by J. Wecker Frisch and I was sucked in.
I'm pretty sure I squealed when I saw it.
This time around we are supposed to use the fabric
to update our sewing room.
Well I am constantly changing thread colors
and find myself with bobbins and spools of thread
laying next to my sewing machine.
And of course, I knock the bobbins on to the ground....Ugh.
So I went on ebay and typed in "thread caddy"
to see what I could find.
LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!
An adorable vintage wooden rocking chair pin cushion
with pegs for your thread and bobbins!
I fell deeply in love.
So I bought one and decided to give it new life.
And then I bought 3 more....:)
I tried to google info about these darling little chairs.
I can't find any "one" source for them.
Each one seems to have it's own origin.
I've read that it was a pattern
in an old woodworking magazine from the 50's.
One woman said her grandfather made them in his garage
and sold them door to door in the 1930's.
They are all similar, but still different.
I purchased 4 that had the scissor holder included.
I also found one that has a small drawer underneath for
buttons or accessories.
I first sanded them down,
then used primer.
Then 2 coats of paint and a coat of acrylic sealer.
I picked my favorite "beauty" from the fabric
and embelished her eyes, lips, hair, wings,
necklace hearts and pins.
Then I used coordinating fabric
to make the cushions for the little chair
that I painted red (of course).
I wrestled with the idea of painting white polka dots
on the chair, but in the end I wanted
the fabric to really stand out.
It turned out to be a lot more work than I originally thought.
But I have to say that I love them all
now that they are done :)
I have a feeling that my little granddaughters
are going to want to play Barbies with these
when they see them.
They would be the perfect size for Barbie after all.
It was my intention to make a new ironing board cover
with this fabric as well,
but I managed to catch the H5N1 flu
and I've been miserable and useless for about 2 weeks now.
So I will get it done very soon.
I'd like to Thank Madam Samm
for another awesome hop
and Carla (from Creatin' in the Sticks)
for being such an
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