Sunday, 22 February 2015

Two Challenges and a Chair

Two challenge finishes to show today, and one of them is even on time! Here are the January and February ornaments from the Needlecraft Haven Monthly Ornament Challenge.
January's New Year design is from Gazette 94 and February's Stag Design is from Luli, both finished as pillows.



My Ikea chair was looking a bit sad


See. Sad chair :(

So I decided it needed cheering up. I had a pile of small remnants of a lovely scandi style curtain fabric that I bought on Etsy. Just enough to make a cover for the head rest and edge a simple pad for the seat. I added some multicolour pom pom trim from Elephant in my Handbag because everything is always better with pom poms.


Ta da! Happy chair. Much better don't you think?
Although I should probably have taken the picture before I sat on it and got the seat pad all creased...


15 comments:

Linda said...

Fabulous stitching finishes. I have a pine chair I must get round to revamping at some stage.

Have a great week of crafting.

Cindy's Stitching said...

both ornaments are really pretty. The chair looks happy. Really pretty fabric.

Rhona said...

Two great finishes...they're both lovely!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That was a seriously sad chair before, it looks much jollier now.
Love both your pillows. I stitched Bonne Annee in 2012 but haven't seen the stag before. I really like that one. You do find the best freebies!

rosey175 said...

Love the fabric on the deer pillow, so pretty!

And your chair looks much happier now that it has a handful of pompoms to grace it! That's a pretty awesome fabric too, love the colors. :D

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching Christine and a that's a great chair!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Two lovely finishes and what a difference some colourful fabric and pompoms can make to a chair.

Julie said...

Love the chair makeover, it looks very inviting.
Great pillows you made for the challenge, the lace is beautiful on the Bonne Annee.

Gillie said...

Lovely finishes, Christine, especially January. Great revamp for the chair too, I have a rocking chair that need a good clean of the wood and something cheery like that for the seat.

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful work...love them all!

Carol said...

What a great way to cheer up that chair, Christine--it makes me smile :) Especially love the pompoms!

And your two ornaments look just wonderful :)

Brigitte said...

You finished two very lovely little pillows. And good to see that your chair is a happy chair now :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those pillows are just beautiful!

Your ability to upcycle/re-purpose just amazes me every time!

Sally said...

Your chair definitely looks so much happier now Christine :)

Gorgeous finishes.

Lesley said...

Love your Christmas finishes,so pretty.
Our elder son's Ikea chair could do with being made happy,great transformation.