Twins, I watched a Chopped program on Food Net work and one of their ingredients was menorah bread. It looked just like a candle stand. They just chopped it up to put in their recipe. I like your idea!
Harriet, so cute, how many kids made these? Nancy good job getting your projects done.
Booksaver, such a good project. What do you do about sizing the hats? Some people have big heads!
Well I am knee deep in my sewing project, which I should have done last month or before...had it not been for Thanksgiving.
DD has asked for dining room chair covers for her 6 (yes 6
) chairs. Shouldn't be hard, right? Last time she was here she brought one of the chairs. The material is shredding. Don't ever buy that artificial leather stuff that is fabric designed to look and feel like leather. I keep sweeping the pieces off the floor.
Ok, big big job getting the fabric picked because DD got picky about what she wanted. I will be sewing on a med/dark grey with almost black lines going through. Should be pretty right? She wanted the lines going north and south instead of along the width and I don't think there's any way I can cut this stuff out that way, so we'll see. I'm going to buy all the local store has on their roll and see how many I can make and go to a store further north and get the rest.
Tried to make a pattern out of some cheap muslim I had but that was impossible. So out came the brown paper and Christmas paper and tape and I tried to fashion the pattern, marking sewing lines, hems, cut lines. Very hard, I needed 4 hands. This chair would be easy if it was a parsons chair shape but it's not. It is curved along the back and front and the seat is not square and the gusset (is that right?) is rounded at the top and tapered.
Her chairs are too low for the table she had made so I ordered high density foam from an upholsterer in this state and it arrived yesterday. Seats are not square either, 1" off in one direction. I have a chart marked off for the foam covers. She wants ties on this thing to them around the back with a bow. Whew.
I am going to make one out of the muslin first. I have no confidence that I can actually do this. I've told her I might have to give her an IOU for Christmas. Last eve. I was in such a melt down over it all I actually looked online for any I could buy that would satisfy her. Notta. All you creative sewers, wish me luck!
Oh, and I still have not made the utility bags for which I went to the store and bought fabric.
Ok this is not going to work. Laying the pattern out on the muslin I see it has somehow pivoted from being straight. So I tried putting the pattern on the chair again. Can paper shrink or grow? Now that I have seam allowances and have cut the pattern it is too narrow...and I don't know how that happened...and it is also too long after I had measured numerous times. I'm so glad I did not buy that material! I guess I will make some sort of pretty cushions with ties she can put them on and that will hide the shredding material on the seat and give her depth. But I guess she's on her own when it comes to actual covers.
Someone please tell me why I'm so reluctant to tell DD I just can't do this? I even went back to fabric store and looked at the pattern...but it's really fitted and chair is just not standard size. AK! So much time wasted.