Monday, January 23, 2012

Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge: Update!

A few weeks ago I joined the ultimate push-me challenge, hosted by a few lovely ladies. My entry was this; the bench I picked up before heading back to California for Christmas. I knew I would get to it in the new year, but also knew that I had a lot of work coming at me.

While I did that footstool a few months ago (not challenging), I knew this baby would be a little on the complicated side for two reasons: one, look at all that piping! And two, just look at the arms - this wasn't gonna be a fold-the-fabric-under-and-staple-it-there kinda piece. I learned that mostly as I was stripping the dang thing!

So here I am, a few weeks (two weeks, to be precise) after stripping it and am finally near the end - I know, I missed the middle update but that's too bad. A few photos to show where I'm at!

Many thanks to the person that last covered this piece, who used some cord pieces to actually create the piping. Made my handiwork so much easier!
I hot glued the ends of each cord to hold in place before I sewed the tube closed for each piece.
The bulk of this weekend's work - the arms! Three pieces each, hand sewn. Yep, I was hating myself right about now.
But LOOK! This isn't even on the bench, this is just sitting on my couch.
 
The last photo, of course, is after I covered the one arm. The corners that currently have the staples showing will be done over with piping. So there you have it - one arm done, one to go, and the two last flat panels that are under each arm. If I stick to it, she'll be done sometime this week! I've got my race this weekend, so I want her done before I leave!

4 comments:

  1. This looks like it's going to turn out great! I've joined the challenge also, and I'm your newest follower! Good Luck

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  2. This looks like it's going to turn out great! I've joined the challenge also, and I'm your newest follower! Good Luck

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    1. Thanks for following along Sherry! :)

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  3. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the best virtual strippers on my desktop.

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