Monday, August 29, 2011

Bring it On!

Fall is almost upon us, and the warm weather wear orders are beginning to come in.  However, I spent the last few weeks of the summer busting my way through a couple of other orders.   The first was a large custom order: recovering a porch swing.  A dear friend of mine has the exact same free-standing porch swing as I do and hers was really starting to show its age. 

She contracted me to make a replacement slip-cover for the cushions a new canopy and some throw pillows.  I was able to do it because I could use my own swing as a "pattern" to fashion pieces from.  I figured it wouldn't be that big of a deal since it was essentially just like pillow covers only on a large scale. 

I didn't realize that when you make things "on a large scale" you're working with TONS of fabric, which makes it pretty difficult to manage.  I was, however, able to get it done after learning how to wrestle multiple yards of fabric feeding through my machine.  I love the fabric she chose!  The covers  took her swing from blah to wow in a flash.  It literally took us 5 minutes to replace the canopy and cover the seat cushion and arm rests and it looked like a brand new swing.

Another job on my list was the darling "Honey Bee Hat and Tushy Topper" photo prop set for a client who does family photography. 

Unfortunately I still don't have a newborn to photograph, so I have to use my silly cow as a model. 

I had the sudden realization while taking this picture that its possible my neighbors think I'm insane.  They regularly observe me taking pictures of things hanging from trees, or items laying in the grass, or dressing animals up like other things and photographing it :) 

She also asked me to make her a massive flower for her winter hat so she could be looking good while staying warm.  We settled on a 6" diameter flower using a bulky dark green yarn.  She will be the hottest mama on the block this winter! 


  1. you can come use my newborn as a free prop if he/she EVER decides to get here!!

  2. That porch swing looks awesome & the honeybee baby outfit is the cutest thing ever-you are so talented!

  3. Wow, that is incredible! I'd be so nervouse to do something on such a big scale, but your covers turned out amazing! Really does look like a brand new designer swing.

    Love the cow in the bee get-up. I think most neighbors to crafty bloggers think we're insane, haha.


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