Monday, August 18, 2008

Um...title? :)

My Spider Lady has a new home! How cool is that? She is on her way there now in a very decorated package! My nephew put it in the receptacle at the post office and this one woman couldn't stop trying to look at it! lol
This is what I was up to over the weekend. I made a matching dress and top for Lillian and Madeline to wear in a sister portrait. Don't give me much credit for that...you get this fabric at Wal-Mart, it's presmocked...you measure, cut, and sew one seam. The other thing is that I am REupholstering our chair and couch...AGAIN! I swore I would never do that again...the first time was when Lillian was a baby and I did it at night while she slept. I spent most of that time upside down...upholstering is like being in a wrestling match. And all that piping! This time, I started during Madeline's nap and she woke up early. Try being in a wrestling match with a baby trying to crawl all over you, trying to run off with the pins, climbing the furniture to get to the new, higher place that you put the pins, and pulling the fabric you just placed off the couch while you are getting another piece. lol

It will be good though...the last wrestling match added 6 years of life to the set, and there is no point in buying a new one when it gets abused by so many young kids right now. I love the floral because it doesn't show stains as easily. You can see a bit of the roll of fabric (just $3 a yard!) behind the chair...same colors...just reversed. Wish me luck girls!



10 comments:

Lori said...

Mere, your spider lady looks adorable!!! what a great face:) oooooh, i wish i knew how to upholster, i would LOVE to re~do my couch and chair that i am NOT loving anymore!!!

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Mere. Your spider lady looks adorable. You must have a LOT of patience doing the couch again!
Sharon

sheila said...

Hi Mere, thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely compliments. Your spider lady is really cute and congrats on redoing your furniture. I have done a couple of sofas and several chairs but always in a class setting so I can holler "help" when I'm stuck.

Adriana Whitney said...

Mere, the spider lady is soooo beautiful! I didn't see it on your Etsy shop or ebay, I missed it.
L♥ve
Adri

simple~needs said...

love the spider lady!
i am going to add you to my blog roll.
kim

SweetAnnee said...

That spider lady is awesome and you make dresses too..
OH MY GOSH girl..
smiles, Deena

Sherry said...

You are so creative...sewing outfits (even if they are half done for you -- brava because I was never able to do even that much!) and recovering furniture! I'm laughing at your description of wrestling with the furniture and a little one crawling on you!!!

Suzanne said...

Love your spider lady. What a lucky new owner!
And good luck with your new endeavor, can't wait to see the finished couch.

Lana said...

How sweet ~ Both the doll and the real live doll!

Fantastic Figments said...

I am sooo glad your spider lady went too a good home she was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute, really a great inventive piece of art. You should make more *wink wink*

Smooches,
steph