Monday, January 14

Distractions

Ted on the couch
This is what happens when you bring home new books on Friday night.  What you are looking at is our couch showing off its newly created cover.  The poor thing has been looking very tired and worn of late (especially after I washed the covers and they shrank - argh!) but structurally there is nothing wrong with her (or so Mr Whizzme keeps telling me when I mention replacement).  

The way it happened was.....,
Friday I popped into Borders with my discount voucher to get myself a copy of Jane's lovely book - The Gentle Art of Domesticity.  The trouble with me and book stores however, is that I find it very difficult to leave with just one book.  While looking for my proposed purchase I also discovered this book which Miss Whizzme became immediately mesmerized by, and then a little further on Jane Cumberbatch's (hmm, bit of a Jane them happening) book Decorating easy leapt into my hand.  I have wanted this book for a while but hadn't come across a copy.  And then of course I spied Lauren Child's recent project about Pippi Longstocking which I never read as a child so Miss Whizzme and I are discovering this together.  Finally, on the way to the register I also grabbed just a few mags to take down to the beach (what's a beach holiday without some reading material?!).  Eventually we made it home where I spent the rest of the night happily flicking through my purchases.  And that my friends is how a book can be such a distraction that before you know it a new sewing expedition has begun.  What made the whole distracted sewing adventure however, was when Mr Whizzme said, "Hey that looks great!", Thank you.

Now I really must get to bed, for it is off to the beach in the morning....

*Project notes; Fabrics used purchased from Ikea about 9 months ago, originally planned as new dining chair covers.  Cover constructed without pattern with help from Decorating easy (as mentioned above). P.s. If you really must you can see how hideous the couch had become here.

9 comments:

Jodie said...

Looka great Samantha - have fun at the beach....you guys never stop!

joanne said...

that looks great - well done!! It makes the room brighter.

Di said...

I hope you have a great time at the beach!! You must tell my how Pippi Longstocking is because I have been thinking of buying the Lauren Child book too!

2paw said...

Wow, that look fantastic!! You are so clever to do that!! Have a great day at the beach!!

Louise said...

Wow that looks fantastic - great job. I bought my oldest girl Pippi as a 'finishing another great year at school' present and we loved it!

Kirsty said...

You guys are all ways dashing off!! Philip Island sounds nice.
My cousin who took our photos only moved back to Adelaide from Melbourne about 6 months ago!!!
I didn't even know about Lauren Childs Pippi book, Guess what I'll be searching for next time I am in town.

Bronwyn said...

Love the stripe combos - especially the cushion and of course, love Pippi and Lauren Child - who doesn't!

Annie said...

I just LOVE bookshops too. Lucky you to walk away with so many. It looks a very comfy place to read. Happy holidays.
PS Love Lauren Child books too

Linda said...

OMG What a woman!!!!!! That's amazing making the new cover. It looks great. I can really relate to the book shop jaunt, it is ridiculous to think one should only buy ONE book when you go in!! happy new year