I didn't mention, Sunday my orange fluffy kitty, Tabitha celebrated her 5th birthday! Here is a cute picture of her with my new camera.
After I excitedly got my camera yesterday I began to take pictures like mad of all the things I had planned to.
I just recovered some glider/rocker chairs we have. They were given to us by my mother. Richard and I don't mind them but the horrible plaid doesn't match our aesthetic. So a few months ago I made the living room floor a screen printing area. I printed a design I created with thickened dye so it would soak into the material. That worked okay, had some misprints because our floor isn't as flat as I thought. I became a smurf in the process.
Here is the rocker in its plaid awfulness.
Now with the newly made covers! They are right over the plaid. I didn't want to mess with taking the plaid off. Also, when/if we decide to get rid of the rockers I can take the covers off to salvage the fabric I printed. There are zippers to easily remove the covers to wash. I made those two pillows too. The aqua one is made of silk dupioni and I stitched some French silk antique lace down on it. I inherited the lace from my great grandmother who was a seamstress. The orange one is from a print fabric at Ikea. Love that store.
Here is the other rocker with another pillow I made. Most of those fabrics in the pillow are scraps or material samples. This rocker sits next to our mini forest of fruit trees.
If you read my blog then you've seen this wall. But here is a view to see the newly covered rocker in it. I like it!
Since a couch is an expensive buy I had to make our futon work. It needed to be more comfortable so I put a piece of memory foam on top of the futon mattress. Then I bought a white futon cover and dyed it the turquoise color. It's not my best dye job but it works. Then I put lots of pillows on it. Most of them I made. The poppies art quilt I made a few months back was for the couch. I thought it needed something thrown over the back. For now this works, but I still want a couch.
This is one of my favorite pillows I made for us. It sits on Richard's Lazy Boy chair. [Click image to see larger]
We recently mounted all of our bikes onto the ceiling. They were in the way. It's a pulley system mount. It's really easy to get the bikes up and down.
Hope you enjoyed!