I finished the sofa. When you last saw it, it was all bare wood and ugly.....I covered it up. First, I put a layer of thin bonded batting on it, wrapped it around and trimmed it even with the bottom edge.
Then I murdered a Christmas red turtle neck jersey that was a much better color. It wasn't long for this world anyway.
I wrapped that around over the batting to the back, clipped it and glued it in place.
Then I made a piece to fit over the back out of card stock and covered it with jersey. Glued that and weighted it to dry.
I wrapped the bottom the same way, but instead of a jersey wrapped piece, I used black card stock for the bottom cover. The legs aren't stable enough when glued to fabric.
I carved five legs from walnut. Made them a cone shape and then slanted the tops just slightly.
Those were then glued to the bottom, in the configuration that you see in the next photo.
The real sofa had three braces on the back to stabilize the cushion. I did that with strips of walnut. After the legs and braces dried, I glued the pieces together.
As soon as I finished, the sofa was zapped right out of my hand! I went to look and Tessie had already set everything in the living room. And who tried the sofa first? Spike was way ahead of her. That's why the title....I'll bet you thought that she was yelling at Zar. Nope. He settled into the zebra chair. He knows what's good for him. He will not go near the sofa until Tessie gives him the OK.
The bolster pillow is simply one of those dreaded tampons covered with fabric and ends of index card, also covered with fabric. The cording is good old Perle cotton.
Now if I could just find time to finish the zebra rug. It's getting there. Slowly....I will keep plugging along on it.
See you tomorrow.