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Halter Neck Dress for Neo Blythes - here
Design your own Dress for Neo Blythes - here
Gum-Nut Hat for Neo Blythes - here

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This is the blog of a constant crafter - a 'showcase' for some of the things I make, some hints for crafting & recylcing - lots of photos and some words. I hope it will inspire.
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Before & After : a bit of furniture restored

We 'gleaned' *  this groovy & very sturdy old stool from our back lane several years ago - gave it new rubber 'feet' and it has served very well ... until at long last the burnt orange vinyl started to split -

 So I got out my bag of upholstery fabric scraps - did a bit of patch-work - replicated the original corded edge and made more of a feature of it by using thick cord and contrasting fabric ...

 It is nice again - here is the underside - the new fabric cover, like the original vinyl, simply ties on.  This means that it will be washable - bonus.

Feeling quite virtuous about this little example of "fix it don't dump it" and I'm sitting on the renewed stool right now as I type this post :-)
*  the reference is to the film "The Gleaners and I" directed by

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the new cover! I also did something similar for an old fake leather chair which was flaking.....