Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Calm Before The Storm.....

This is the last weekend I think I will have as a 'normal weekend as I am now in Report Season. So I'd better 'hop to it' as they say!
I will be MIA for the next couple of weeks while I tidy up all my classes and complete the dreaded reports for the final term of the year.
 So I will leave you with my latest creation, completed this afternoon.....




Once upon a time there was a little old lady who bought a little old footstool from another nice lady in a nearby suburb. It was covered in a pretty but badly worn Vintage fabric, so it was not a shame to pull it apart and recover it. But as the little old lady started taking off the layers she was surprised to discover that the footstool was covered with old clothing, not stuffing in the usual sense. All up there was something like 8-10 items (I blogged about this quite a while ago if you remember). Quite amazed was the little old lady to say the least.
Months later this little old lady refinished the now naked footstool. Clearly a home-made item! Now it sits pretty again with blue legs and more "traditional stuffing". And a pretty Vintage Floral Barkcloth slipcover which may even be older than the stool itself!
Hope you like it :)
See you all soon!
Irene x


8 comments:

Monique said...

Gorgeous fabric! Love the little blue legs. Missing you xx

Alison Gibbs said...

I agree with Monique, such gorgeous fabric and the little blue legs poking out are so sweet
Have fun writing reports!!LOL
Alison

Thea said...

How sweet is your footstool? I like the story of the clothing-stuffing. I like discovering the history of things.

Miss Sew & So said...

I LOVE IT!!
I DISCOVERED BARK CLOTH THANKS TO YOU & MADE A CUSHION USING IT THIS AFTERNOON...IT WOULD BE GORGEOUS ON A BIG OL' CHAIR NEXT TO YOUR GORGEOUS FOOTSTOOL!!

goodluck with it all!
melissa xx

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

This turned out so beautifully! What gorgeous fabric!
Patricia :o)

Leslie said...

I love this footstool! It is always so fun to find treasures within treasures! What did you do with the old clothing?

Millie said...

I hope the next couple of weeks fly by Irene & those reports are all done & dusted. My Mum was a teacher, so I know EXACTLY what you're up against!
Millie ^_^

Beach Vintage.com said...

I just adore this Irene. Your lovely cushions look great in the store! Will email you a piccy soon. Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my magazine article. xx