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Friday, May 14, 2010

All You Need Is Love....

Back to work. It was time to get serious about finishing the pod chair this morning. If I didn't do it today, it would probably go hide somewhere and not be seen again for a couple of months.

I enlisted Tessie's help with the top. I convinced her it was just like a May Pole. She could go round and round and whistle a merry tune as she did it.... That lasted all of a minute and 47 seconds before she tired of the game.

I had to decrease the spokes again. I did it a couple of times in order to make it thin enough to match the original photo.

I confess that I got lazy at the very end and wrapped the top part instead of trying to decrease it to the proper size.

Tessie had to test out the new rya rug. She is thinking of putting a spell on it and making it into a magic carpet.

Why is it, she looks like she is riding a skate board? I have visions of her flying low, down the sidewalk on it. I may have to try to talk her out of that idea. I don't really want her whizzing around my head on a carpet whilst I am trying to work.

After I got her off of the rug, I had her help figure out what kind of fabric to put on the cushions for the pod chair.

She did it. How "sixties" can you get? She dug into my big people stash and found the fabric that I used for a golf tee bag for Walter's Christmas present a few years ago.

Walter is one of the biggest Beatles fans around. He will not miss the scraps and he will like the chair. For sure.

The inner bottom of the chair seat is some packing Styrofoam, covered with "All You Need Is Love" fabric. The top face of the cushion is one of the four of them in the style of "Yellow Submarine" and the back cushions are kind of Andy Warhol portraits of the fab four.

All You Need Is Love!

See you tomorrow.

26 comments:

dale said...

Awesome!

It's finished and it looks great.

Love the pillows. :)

Are you relieved? lol

Caseymini said...

Dale, that is an understatement! I are relieved!!!

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Groovey!!

dale said...

LOL!

I bet you are! But, it was so well worth it. :)

Now, make me one. lol (just kidding!)

De said...

The pod chair is amazing, Casey!

Deni said...

Wow that has turned out fantastic I luv it and to have the Beatles as cushions is pretty cool...
I guess it is on to the next project!!!!!

Dawn said...

You rock!!! It turned out wonderful. The pillows are perfect. Who knew there was such a fabric. I wondered how you were going to get that narrow section at the top. It looks perfect.

Puppenstubennostalgie said...

Wow... sieht toll aus und bequem.

Liebe Grüße PuNo/Monika

Lisette said...

Wauw...That is so amazing with a nice chair cushions!!

Kathi said...

Awesome! I love this!!!

My Wee Life said...

The chair is fab!!!

Peach Blossom Hill said...

It does look great! I wouldn't even attempt it myself! So glad you persevered and finished it up. It looks quite MOD--or is it retro???!

Jody

matteo said...

Great!!! how did you find that fabric? it's amazing !!

Marion said...

Not only have you finished some amazing objects, but the time you did it in!!!!!! All the while I am just looking at blogs, blogs and more blogs. I could have done something useful in the meantime, but...... I would have missed your wonderful work. I am coming back for more LOL

Caseymini said...

The fabric was at Walmart a few years ago. They had four different ones and I bought a half yard of each. BTW.....Walter approves.

Flor said...

Es impresionante las maravillas que logras hacer!!¡Felicidades!!
Saludos
http://florff.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

I totally Love the Pod Chair Casey. x

Kathi said...

Was just wondering... do you have a 60's project coming up?

Caseymini said...

Kathi, probably lots more 60s projects coming up.....Just not sure what yet.

The Old Maid said...

The chair is fab! Great job!

miniacollection said...

Congratulations ! The chair is perfect.
Geneviève

Gonda's miniature said...

WOW great job! just wonderful.

Janice said...

Absolutely stunning. It looks well worth all the pain but then it wasn't my pain!

Just love it.

Susan said...

Rockin' chair! Lucky Tessie!

Susan

WendiesMiniWorld said...

I love the pod chair! and the fabric choice is just perfect for its era. Well done :o)x

LifeAdorned said...

wow, that turned out so well! what a fun fabric.