Sunday, 17 August 2008

another august sizzler!

Well, are we all in training to become penguins? It felt like it today as me and the polish walked around the car boot sale in the rain...what was even more bizzare was the sellers who were just standing there with all there goods out as if they had not noticed! Everything was just getting ruined.
Still after a detour for a sausage and egg Mc muffin, we were back home early, ie before noon!
So I decided to get my finger out and be creative. I raided the vast vintage material stack we have and decided to make a cover for this chair...

I didn't want to do it conventionally so I tried using the scraps to make a patchwork....Im so chuffed with how its turned out, as my sewing machine skills are basic !

Just look at the best packed van I haver ever was such a shame they never got to unload it. i would love to have seen what else they had.


Miss sew n sew said...

Hi Fred
Just wanted to say I'm so glad your back I loved reading your old blog and really missed it you never fail to make me lol your last post is a cracker! Well it's about time I left you a comment as I will be a regular visiter to your new blog. I love what you have done to that chair it's wonderful can't beleive you got it all done in an afternoon think your a bit of a whizz on the sewing machine if you ask me!

prettyshabby said...

yay're back! it just hasnt been the same without you and happy..I really love what you did with that chair..fantastic job..the fabric on the back bit is particulary lovely. I think your last post was describing my eldest..swearing ,dirty washing and grunts..teenagers are delightful arent they? how great Daz got those results..amazing what intelligence lurks behind long fringes. ps you have a look of george michael on steroids about you in that cool dude you.

Alexis said...

I love your new chair cover. I have a chair of mine that's crying out fo one, but I'm a little intimidated to try!

Kitschen Pink said...

HA! I'd forgotten how exhausting it is reading your Sunday exploits - next week I'll make a cuppa before I sit down to visit! Love the patchwork chair. So much nicer because now you don't have to worry about spills - you can just add another patch! My kind of chair! t.x

Celia said...

Wow, what a great work you did here!

fiftiesgirl said...

What a lovely chair!! A Sunday craft project. Delightful. You say your skills are basic, plse send your basic skills this way!!
Happy bank holiday for this weekend plse post your scrummy pics soon!!! x

angel said...

I am so glad your back, *Hugs* its been a while since i had a good laugh.
The chair is WOW............. Love it.

Interesting van-packing, lol.

Your deffo going on my Shabby mate's.
Thanks for another great post.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Fred - great job with the chair! - I've made some slip covers in my time and can appreciate how hard you have worked on this - particularly having the patchwork design - I would not say that your sewing skills were basic at all!

Enjoy the car boot sales over the BH w/e,

paperhill said...

I found you through Hollyhocks! You did a great job on the chair, love it! Your sewing skills look just fine to me.

jenny holiday said...

Fred!!! You truly just knock socks off!! You dazzling doll you!! The pair of you are just too much to handle!! What a dynamic duo!!

The chair is fantastic!

Love you both to bits!!
xoxo Jenny Holiday

Rosemary said...

I'm glad you are back also :) Great job on the chair!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Green with envy at your chair cover. My skills are ziltch for it possible to just paint over the fabric?? lol

Two Crofters said...

there is nothing basic about your sewing - it looks great, and such lovely fabrics.

as for the van.....
is that really a car inside?
who loads a car in to the back of a van??????
it must have been working in order for them to load it up - why not just drive the car - odd but a very cool picture :)

sorry to hear the weather is bad with you - we have had a great Summer here in Caithness.....
fancy a move?
you and the gorgeous Mrs Happy may need a MUCH larger van than the one in the picture!!
many hugs to you
t x

fiftiesgirl said...

Fred i have given you an award, check out my blog . x

Country Bliss said...

The chair looks great, gorgeous choice of fabrics.

Amy said...

Fred, Glad to see you're back!!!! Did you ever finish your quilt? I would love to see pictures.
Glad to have you back in the blogging world. I will add you back on my list.

Vicki said...

Love the chair! I think it's time for a good old-fashioned hilarious Fredsworld rant. What's bugging you lately???? Besides me bugging you...Vicki at

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi Fred,
Wow you are so talented... just like Happy!
You both are a match made in heaven!
I so LOVE the patchwork cover that you made for the chair!
Keep up with the good work!
Kisses & Hugs
To both of you

Debbie Moss

Lace Threads said...

How fab is that chair! I keep meaning to do this. I love it. Will that be in the fair!? I'll be first through the gates if so. ;-)

Lavender hearts said...

I love that patchwork chair it looks amazing!