This week was very quiet, not too many sales, not too many clients, maybe it's the quiet before the storm? I am trying to make as much stock as I can before the holidays I hope things will pick up soon, the only things that are selling really well are the totes and pouches, they seem to fly out of the shop just as soon as I post them :) it makes me so happy! I think I'll be ordering more fabric soon, I love those juicy colors!
We got the linen color twill slipcover I ordered today for our very old vintage wing chair, the chair is probably about 50-60 years old, I got it from a dear friend of my mother's, it was her mother's!!! I love this chair,it moved with us 3-4 times already, It's the perfect chair to curl up in, read a book, fall asleep or just look out the window at the changing seasons. We first upholstered it in white, that was 12 years ago when we just got it, the boys where tiny then and that proved to be a BIG mistake, then we re-upholstered it in a lovely green and white ticking fabric which lasted nicely until we got our puppy, she ate through it down to the foam and down filling and half of the cushion... but we flipped it over and lived with it for 7 more years practicing the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi, (check out this book if you want to read more about it)...
I did want to redo it in a gorgeous fabric I found ,but, between the fabric and the upholstery price I figured it will cost around $500....!!! We really don't feel like spending so much money right now, so in the meantime we got this slipcover at surefilt and voila $50 and a new chair! It doesn't fit perfectly ,the chair is very wide and big but I managed to push and pull and tuck it under, so here is the result,I hope it doesn't look too bad. I think I like it. Now that the kids are grown and the dog is 7 maybe this time it will last a little while...or until I can really invest in it.
have a great weekend!