The idea of this beautiful article was to encourage more crafting on the longer winter nights ^_^ Could you reupholster a chair? Let alone with patchwork? I couldn't. That one I would definitely leave to the professionals. Perhaps a chair cover with pre stitched patchwork fabric but nothing like this!
Pushkar Patchwork Chair - Couch GB Not on the Highstreet
If you love to embroider I suggest you make some wonderful pieces like on this table cloth! You could go the whole hog and decoupage rose paper or Cath Kidston wallpaper type images onto a white wooden chair. Fabulous! You all knitted your mug cosies?
The table cloth came from Tobias and The Angel
Mixed crockery came from Idyll Home
Oo I love a good mix of cushions! I don't understand why men hate them so much?! I do understand a little actually. Trying to fit more than one person one a three seater sofa can be a bit of a nightmare id its covered in cushions! I recently invested in a big linen storage bag for the side of the sofa to store extra cushions. Well worth the money!
I love these cross stitch cushion kits you can buy. Theyre available in lots of places i think.
ooh! I love the wall art idea! I was actually making a dottie angel inspired cushion cover and at the moment it's a wall hanging lol but not on the wall. It will become a cushion eventually. I think these are also available as cross stitch kits but you crafty geniuses know what to do with scrap fabric and paper!
would you have the patience to create a wallpaper montage? I'm not sure I would, nor could I trust myself to hang it properly. I can't even get the hang of decoupage with pva..mine always bubbles. Then I remember the credit card scraping thing but by then it's too late!
I think this could be one of the easiest crafts I could do IF I already had some blinds! I do need blinds for our spare room for winter but I like the window not having any because it allows for the most natural light on the darkest side of our house.. Although its freezing in there at night time when I'm watching things on demand and crocheting! The Pom Pom trim is a stunning idea. I try to keep things as plain as possible so to allow as much customisation and easy seasonal decor changes.
this looks like loads of fun and it would be a fantastic DIY Christmas fit for someone. My mum is always going on about me stealing her sewing kit despite the fact I've never seen her sew anything in my life and I'm the one who does all the fixing. Although granny gets the job of trouser alterations. Which I'm glad of because I have to fix computers too. Mums! What would we do without them? Become them probably =p
I hope you guys got some good inspiration from today's post! This feature was originally in an issue of country homes and gardens from November last year.
original feature and styling by Anna Malhomme de la Roche, styling assistant - Tamara Kelly and photography by Claudia Dulak.
Lots of love Claire xo