Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Crafty preparations

There are a couple of Big Shindigs happening at chez nettie this weekend.  We will celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday and almost all the family is coming - yikes!

Luckily for me, my favourite sister is here to help with the preparations (actually, she came to relax and chill out, but I have put her to work).  We have spent some time getting the outdoors ready for the Shindigs.  Finding tables and seating for so many people was a bit of challenge, but we pulled out some old and cruddy tables from the, cleaned them up and covered one with oilcloth (Kaffe Fassett, no less. Sorry Kaffe)....

...and the other with this gorgeous vintage shower curtain plastic - picked up brand new and unused at... I forget where.  I love the retro stripes.
 We trekked around camping stores and outdoor furniture stores seeking a replacement canvas for my deck chair.  Too hard.  None to be found.  But I think Anna Maria Horner would be proud of the way we used her Volumes design to make our own deck chair seat.  Sister cut, ironed and pinned.  I sewed.  We love it.

(Now, if only my sister would stay, we could do this sort of thing all the time.)

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