Friday, April 16, 2010

Slipcovered Settee

I am still alive over in Screaming Meme Land...:) I have been busy with slipcovers, a surprise visit from my sister and her baby, Maddox and a little bug that seemed to have me down for 4 days...I am feeling better! Thank you for the well wishes...I think they helped ;)...

Miss Jackie's settee was quite the handful or vice versa ;)...She was unruly to say the least...So much so that I had to name her...;) I named her, Abigail Van Bitchin'...yes, I said it...lol My Momma had a persian cat named that...Quite regal and beautiful, but she was a handful...just like my slipcovered settee...lol




Yes, I learned a lot of tricks from Abigail Van Bitchin'...and sewn a few fingers together in the process...actually through one of my nail beds and the side of one of my fingers...Just call me Meme Van Bitchin'...because I was...:) I cried a few times and laughed ALOT...





I had thought that the arms would be a snap and that I would have her all done in no time flat...lol Well, it took me a lot longer than I thought...BUT it was because I started the arms over and fiddled with her more than I should of...I am so bad like that...I want my work to be the best "I" can do...if I believe it can be better...I will not stop until I either think it is the best I can do or the paddy wagon came to get me...lol




So, I hope Abigail is loved as much as I have grown to love her...We will always have something special between us...:) She will be loaded up in my eldest son's pickup truck tomorrow to go to her new home! I have two of her sisters, the channel back chairs I am "fiddling" with...:) I will post pictures asap for you all to see...

More news, I think I will be designing another model home ...I will keep you posted...fingers crossed! Yay!!!


XoXo, Screaming Meme

20 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful! I love it! What is the fabric? Love the color and it looks comfy.

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Meme,
Oh how I feel your pain....I feel the exact same way each time I finish a slipcover!! Oh by the way...she looks so fabulous! You did a scrumptious job on Abigail! I didn't realize you were doing it for someone else! Just curious what do you charge? I've had people ask me to make them & I've always been unsure of what to charge since it takes a million years!! ;)
Great job on the model home job too!

xo,
Shellagh

Vanessa said...

Looks fabulous!!!! Love it!

Lou Cinda said...

I love it and am UBER impressed!!! I so WISH I could sew! But alas, I am not so inept at that! But I do try from time to time~!

Abigail Van Bitchin will always love you for making her perfection!!

Have a bitchin' good weekend girlfriend!!

Lou Cinda :)

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

myletterstoemily said...

in my wildest imagination, i can not
fathom how you do that.

it is simply gorgeous.

mommaof4wife2r said...

amazing...and with piping!

Love the Decor! said...

Wonderful ...bet it is hard to part with after al lthat work : )

Pine Tree Home said...

It's stunning! I hear ya about fiddling about it too much. I just did the same, but isn't it a joy to look at the finished product?

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - love it! I just attempted my first slipcover (you can see it on my blog), and I, too, had trouble with the arms. The chair is 3/4 done, but I have to fiddle with a few problem areas. I do love the fabric you used...what is it? Linda

Angie said...

Oh wow, it looks great! Wish I could sew too.

Laura said...

Good grief.
You did an amazing job.
I can sew but I wouldn't know where to start.
I enjoyed visiting-
I am a follower so I will be back.
Drop by if you can,

Laura

White Spray Paint

paperscissors said...

she looks like she was worth the troubles and pain! crossed fingers on the model home!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am SO impressed with your sewing nunchuck skills.

When I lived in Warner Robins, GA there was a company called.....

Bitchin' Stitchin' embroidery.

It was run but a man of course. :)

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous as always! OH and I do know that feeling of laughing and crying and pulling out my hair while trying to figure things out on a slipcover! You really did an amazing job I am sure your client will absolutely love it. How fun to be able to decorate a model home....keep us posted.
Karin

Cathy said...

Wow...you did an amazing job! The slipcover is to die for! I love the skirt so feminine and pretty...simply wonderful!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

OMGosh! I love her. She's perfect. I'm the same way when I sew. I'll make myself crazy trying to be perfect. I barely see flaws in other's work, but I can't even look at mine unless I've fixed every error.
I can't wait to see how the chairs turn out.
I'll tell you what though. Today I slipcovered an old worn out patio chair. I pretty much just slopped it together because it's for outside. It was so fun not obsessing over it! I finished it in one morning.
Kelly

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how I wish I had the talent to sew like that! That turned out great! I have some furniture measurements I want to send you!! laurie

Barbara said...

Wow, I am impressed...I ca't sew very good, wish I could, I could sure use some of those in my den where the dogs stay.

You did a great job....

Barbara

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Ouch! It came out so pretty! You really did an amazing job!

Manuela