Tuesday, January 15, 2008

weekend craft-meister











this weekend i crafted like a rockstar. i found some awesome material for $3/yd and re-upholstered a mauve swivel rocker that came from someone's granny. it's amazing what you can do with a staple gun, hot glue gun and some upholstery tacks. i measured and bought some trim. as i was applying it, i found i was 3" short. i think the lady's calculation was off, because i added several inches to my measurement. so i found a bow and placed it over the deficit. i like how it looks. then, i tackled my dining chairs with some sale fabric. i also dyed a few shirts and my jane austen dress from a drab grey-green to a fabulous blue. i think jane would be proud that i was re-purposing. i intend to add some embellishments to make it authentic. my current fascination has moved on from vampires to jane austen. this weekend, i had a self-imposed austen film festival. persuasion, sense and sensibility, mansfield park. i'm also reading the jane austen handbook and becoming jane austen. my mom worries i'll become so ensconced that something will happen and i'll be thrust back in time and stuck with the georgians. how awesome is my mom?

6 comments:

tinka tinka what said...

you should read mr darcy takes a wife. i'm looking forward to reading days and night at pemberly hall...

tinka tinka, wha said...

when is becoming jane coming to dvd? i need to see that...

tinka wit' it said...

oh yes, and lovely chairs. you really know how to use that staple gun. once you find it.

tinka wit' it said...

i took that pic in the mirror. so what you see, is what took it. why? you think it'ld be funny if i took a photo posed with my other camera?

tinka wit' it said...

that was weird....

morninglory kitsch said...

i know. did i find it whilst we spoke? i think i did. becoming jane - on dvd feb 12. netflix will be sending it to me asap. so excited. i plan on getting all the darcy books. there's one of his point of view of p&p. good stuff, i hope. oh jane, your life ended too soon.