I was up early this morning with Rose and was having a browse through Pinterest and came across this photo.
I absolutely lovvvee this chair, the glossy colour.. the patchwork seat... Everything!
This got me thinking... last year when my Nan was visiting, we were at the tip getting rid of a load of garden waste (she helps me in the garden every time she visits - lucky me!) and she spotted a chair that someone had thrown away, it was quite nice and as we were short of furniture at the time, it ended up coming home with us and is used as our computer chair. The chair looks pretty old fashioned but for some reason I've never thought to paint it or anything before.
So when Rose finally went back to sleep, instead of catching up on a little more sleep in my bed that was Definitely calling to me... I got myself organised and started choosing and cutting squares of fabric. I've asked for a cutting board and rotary cutter for my birthday but as I don't have these yet I was just having to roughly draw around them with a ruler before cutting them out with scissors, so it definitely doesn't look perfect but as I'm Extremely new to patchwork, I'm pretty pleased with the result.
In between taking Rose to baby gym at 11am and walking into town to buy sandpaper and a staple gun, I've been busy sewing my patchwork squares together and now I have finished attaching my patchwork to the seat and the chair has been sanded and painted with undercoat. I plan to go and buy my gorgeous coloured paint tomorrow and then get it painted early, I don't know what's got into me! I've never been this spontaneous and motivated at the same time before...ever!
For some unbeknown reason, I've also undertaken the task of baking the Christmas cake tomorrow. The dried fruit is busy soaking up the booze as we speak, so there's no going back now. I really hope Rose is cheery and happy all of tomorrow so I can get this all done! I think she has another tooth about to come through as she was completely unlike herself this afternoon when she woke from her nap and wouldn't stop crying.. Calpol just didn't seem to be helping!