May 29, 2010

"D" For Donna...

The duppioni fabric for the bonnet didn't arrive in the mail yesterday,
so I decided to tackle another project that I've been contemplating.
I recently purchased this rolling office chair for the studio.
I decided it's much easier to roll from machine to machine,
rather than get up, scooch my bentwood chair into position, and
then sit down again (although I admit, it's probably
better exercise!). But, really...isn't this an u.g.l.y. chair?

You know I'm preparing for the Where Bloggers Create II Party?
I needed to do something to make it "Brynwood-worthy".
Miss Ellie and I started by embroidering the letter "D" in a soft green
thread on some of my favorite fabric, which I'm sure you'll recognize.
Then, after careful measurements, marking with pins, cutting and
re-pinning, then sewing, I assembled the new slipcover for the chair back
and a separate cover for the seat. My thinking was to finish off the chair
with a short ruffle, but those legs look out of place, don't you think?
Me, too.
So, I got out the ruffler attachment for Miss Ellie and made
a long skirt for the chair, pinned and sewed it to the seat cover, and...
A chair more suited to a studio/sewing room/creative space
Brynwood Needleworks.
A day well-spent.
How was your day today?

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The Farmer's Attic said...

Donna - That chair cover is fantastic!!! Wish I had your creative mind!

My Saturday was spent with three of my favorite people (we try to get together once a month for a day of sewing, etc and lunch). I'm working on a puppet theater for my granddaughter.

Have a wonderful weekend!


DeeDee said...

I seen that "D" and got excited..I was ready to see something awesome with my initial on it and boy did I ...this is beautiful Donna....I need to work on my room too...

I cannot wait to see you reveal of your brynwood room....

have fun

Tina Eudora said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous chair cover and I am inspired to try to do something for my poor office chair! It won't be any where near as lovely as the one you did but maybe I can perk the old girl up!

gail said...

Hi,,, I love what you did with that chair. Its so pretty! And now completely worthy of your creative space. :)
Have a happy holiday weekend.

Michelle May said...

The perfect party dress for the upcoming party!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Wow, Donna that transformation is fabulous! Love the "D" are so very talented!

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!

Jane said...

If you would have shown us the finished chair first I would have never known it was an office chair. Beautiful job!! I can't wait to see your creative space at the blogger party!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a gorgeous chair! I can't believe how you've transformed it so beautifully. Your abundant talent never ceases to amaze me! :) Theresa

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Okay, now you know that I'm gonna need one of those, right?
And I'd wager a guess that a LOT of us have ugly computer chairs that need help.

Better get the oompah loompah's busy sewing!


The French Bear said...

Donna, that is divine!!! wow, now that is a beautiful embroidery....your machine did that? Fabulous!!!
I don't think I have seen such a delicate and stunning machine embroidered monogram....really, that is so lovely!
I was hoping to get some stuff done in my sewing room for the big day.....
Your room will look so wonderful with this gorgeous chair!!!!
Margaret B

Jan said...

Almost like a caterpillar to butterfly -- a gorgeous metamorphsis!

Claudia said...

Beautiful transformation, Donna!


Debby said...

I actually was thinking "D" for Debby...LOL...This is absolutely gorgeous, you always amaze me.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful, Donna! Silly me thought that it was finished in the pic BEFORE the skirting was even added! Doubly beautiful with the skirting!! Bravo!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shirley said...

You are so creative. I like your new chair and you are right about the chairs on rollers easier to move back and forth. I am doing a little reading tonight while I listen to the storms outside. We went to the Stratigic Air Command Museum today in Ashland, Nebraska. It was a day spent looking at a lot of old planes and remembering the men and women who have fought for us. We came through a bad rain storm where you couldn't really see where you were gone. My son did the driving and was very good at answering questions. It was an enjoyable. I really like you christening outfit and I hope you material comes soon. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Barbara Jean said...

Sweet chair.

Thanks for coming by
glad you liked my glue story

i laughed out loud when you said you stitched your piece to your skirt!!
Ain't life great?? =)

blessings and smiles

barbara jean

MosaicMagpie said...

Now Donna,
How can any of us be happy with our plain chairs any more?


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