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?