Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Three Ingredients and Some Glue....
You have seen me do this before. Here we go again.
I cut the form from some old illustration board that I found between two bookcases...I find all kinds of good things hidden in the cracks.
Then I cut two layers of batting the same size and shape. I also cut one piece of suede to the shape plus about a half inch.
I slashed the inner curves, but not all the way to the edge. Usually you can get away with a quarter inch uncut on suede.
The outer curves must be cut in Vs for them to fit right. You don't want any overlapping. As little bulk as possible.
Since I don't know of any cows that have a skin large enough to cover the length of the whole cushion, I made it appear that it is in three sections.
I simply took matching pearl cotton and twisted it in the direction that it was spun to make it fold back on itself and make a rope braid.
I stretched that around the cushion and glued it to the back in two places.
As soon as I tried it on the ledge for size, it was occupied. I turned my back for a second. When I turned back around, there was Tessie...Pretending to be sound asleep under the J. Garcia tie. She is very determined... And Zar is dismayed. What to do?
See you tomorrow.