As often happens, when I'm distracted or rushing to update the blog, I realize later from the comments and emails I receive, that I've inadvertently forgotten or left out an important detail and caused confusion after wards due to lack of explanation. There's a fine line I think, between NEI and TMI on a blog after all, and I don't want to cross it. I share the neatly edited home craft version of my life. It's usually all I have time for anyway. And since it doesn't look like I'll be getting back to my in-box soon...(sorry, there's only so much a busy gal can do)...I'd better clarify something that's been on my mind and maybe yours too. Although, for your sake I hope not. Apparently my post about the ceramic nursery figurines caused some spooky speculation that, literally had me choking on my chai with laughter when I re-read it and realized how it could be misinterpreted. I guess I should have explained that I only admired the baby vases from afar, and snapped a picture to capture their aesthetic beauty. In fact, I didn't buy a single one. Just for the record, I'm already a mama to four, (five, if you include Miss Lily-putins up there); with the last baby being our (ahem) "happy little surprise" (at 43,) so I can say with sincere relief, that we are very much done in that department.
So, moving on...here's the finished slip-cover project! That I've been trying to get a good clear pix of for days now. It's been slushy outside with random, fleeting sunlight and I nearly broke my neck running through the house trying to find my camera, hopefully to get a few pictures before the dark clouds loomed large again. And all because I was shamefully proud to show this off. OK, I can admit it. I'm so-o-o happy with this! Really, it didn't give me too much trouble. Well. Except for that last seam (it's always that last seam!) that innocent looking seam, that went over the arm and around to the back. That back was tricky because of the arm bulge that stuck out at the side. Hard to explain, but somehow, I just couldn't wrap my brain (or the fabric) around that seemingly behemoth shape while trying to fit and pin it in the reversed position. I fiddled with it every-which-way for most of the afternoon until I finally realized that all I needed to do was sew a few tucks to get the curve I needed to hug that shape. Sometimes the obvious isn't so obvious when you are nose to nose with a thing. But I worked it out.
So, anyway, now I'm all set to grab a cuppa and lounge, or faint, which ever I prefer, or just delve into the latest issue of Marie Claire Idees, compliments of biscuit bear in France, who was kind enough to do a little magazine swaparoo with me. "Martha's on the way dearie!"