15 October 2009

well, at least I'm being paid for it

My lack of blogging this past week or so is due to the fact that I've had work to do.
Seven large foam cushions to cover for Ant's work. The customer provided the fabric and boy, is it ugly. Sorry, but I'm really really not into the big apricot coloured flowers. In fact, apricot and I have never been friends - ever since it was the height of fashion in the 1980's. A friend's mother redecorated their lounge room in apricot, walls, carpet, curtains, lounge suite, wall unit..... you name it, apricot as far as the eye could see. Sitting in that room I felt cold and uninvited, the seats didn't say "sit on me and get cosy" and I'm sure the floors were saying "take your shoes off first!!". Or maybe that was my friend's Mum.

So after meeting Ant and being invited into his home what did I find? Yep, apricot walls.......

In fairness to Ant he didn't paint them, and he didn't discourage me from changing them to white, with the chimney in each room and feature colour. It's also interesting, or maybe ironic, that my favourite fruit is a juicy apricot. Go figure...

But I digress. I'm so glad I'm not a seamstress working in a factory, it would turn me off sewing I'm sure. The flame of my sewing imagination would be snuffed out before too long. But as I said, it's paid work and I can do it from home, thanks to The Thug and my MIL's overlocker (all the raw edges have to be finished before piecing).

Oh and here's a Dad and daughter shot, because I can -
In her pj's again (Bond's polar fleece grow-suit, brilliant!), having fun with her Dad on the freshly covered couch - which I failed to mention is grey cord, and definitely not apricot.....


  1. What a bright little button you have, she would soon get your mind off those cushions :)

  2. The cushions look good Jen even if they are apricot LOL!!! Gorgeous pic of your little girl and Ant♥x

  3. <3 cute girlie <3 I agree nasty!

  4. Had to laugh about the apricot. Until last year my living areas were apricot, until I painted them all soft white. Much better. And I agree with you about the factory sewing, it would take the fun out of it for me too.

  5. I agree, if I had to sew for my work then I'm sure I wouldn't want to do it in my free time. Still, a little money is a good thing. Marvellous pic of Ant and Miss T. Wish I could hang around in my pjs all day....Ann :)

  6. Despite the customer's choice in fabric, (beauty really is apparently in the eye of the beholder) your workmanship is wonderful. As for that bright-eyed cutie-pie... it's a wonder you get any work done at all! She's so adorable it must be hard to take your eyes off of her!

  7. Hi Jen

    Wow Tamsyn has grown so much since i saw her last, she is such a happy little girl, her clothes are beautiful, just like her. You are clever.

    Love leanne

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  9. You know what? I have scarred from the '80s apricot trauma too. As professionally, perfectly executed as those cushions look, I have to tell you, I'd have a whole lot of trouble living with them! (But I'm definitely AOK with the grey cord)