02 October 2009

busy...... doing......

stuff like this...
I've finished reupholstering, well actually, re-covering the lounge suite and I must say that I'm/we're supremely happy with it. Because to be honest, the old covers (second photo) were pretty damn grotty and outdated.

So I've been free to do this -
I discovered that this girl didn't have much in the way of 00 clothes, so what a perfect excuse to make her some. We were in Seworld yesterday and discovered that they stock organic cotton jersey, and a nice range of them too. It was like a breath of fresh air compared to the fabric jungle that is Spotlight.

I already had the dark brown jersey with the spots, and thought it would look good teamed with another colour. The little pants are black, but only because they didn't have any dark-ish brown. The pattern is another from Ottobre, which I muffed up a little but it was a trial run anyway. But I really love these earthy tones on her so we'll keep it.
Tamsyn seems pleased with it too.


  1. Looks great...love those bright dots!!! And look how much Tamsyn has grown too♥x

  2. The new covers are so cool. I like how earthy the fabric (is it denim?) makes them look. :)

  3. Right ... now you've finished your couch - I've got two club lounge chairs that we have this year had for a decade - fancy upholstering them? Gorgeous outfit - love the earthy tones too!!

  4. Did you say 'supremely' happy? JUST supremely happy? How about over the moon, wild with excitement happy?!?!?! Congratulations (and your poppet looks a treat to boot).

  5. Jen I love both projects. But I have to say what an adorable little one you have. Must have you all wrapped around her little finger.

  6. Tamsyn is giving that look of assurance in her gorgeous new clothes - well done Mum. Great socks, I love knitting socks too. The upholstery job is superb.

  7. Oh my gosh, Tamsyn is getting so big, and the cute factor is through the roof! Adorable outfit for an adorable little girl! The re-upholstery looks fabulous as well!