Friday, May 1, 2009

Chair with flair


I am a firm believer in the key to home organisation is: a place for everything and everything in its place. So... I wish I could actually find a place for everything and put everything away. I don't think that will ever happen, but it is easier now in this little corner of my home. But... it still doesn't vacuum and mop itself. 

I made this chair bag using a "how to" pamphlet from Spotlight and some fabric from this stash. As soon as I saw this fabric peeking out at me from the plastic bag, I knew I loved it, but I had no idea what to do with it. It is a medium weight fabric I would say. I now have a short table runner in this fabric as well from when I didn't measure my chair properly the first time around. Hehehe.

12 comments:

Monique said...

Wow what a great idea. Did you have these when you were at school? In fact my old primary school still uses them. I never thought to use them at home. And the fact you have a matching table runner...fabulous!

edward and lilly said...

I love this, it reminds me of grade 1 when I had a chair cover at school, ahhh, those were the days :)

Hope you don't mind if I post this on my blog. I just think it's such a great practical idea.

Jessi said...

saw the link on edward and lilly. this has brought back som many lovely memories of Mrs Maxallum and Mrs Whitelaw from prep & grade 1.

How hard were they to sew??

Jessi said...

oh my typos! I need to go back to bed! :)

Gina said...

Just popped in via Edward and Lilly. Love it!

Jade said...

That is so cute - brings back lovely memories of primary school...ah the simplicity of everything back then!!!

Madeline said...

That is great! Love the fabric, and the idea.

Lisa said...

What a fantastic idea, we could so use this at our place for books!

Little Munchkins said...

That chair cover looks fantastic! Love the idea.

Polka Dot Daze said...

What a neat idea - I love it!

Angie said...

I'm getting obsessed with trying to find a place for everything at our place as well...if it has no place, out it goes!

dana said...

What a brilliant idea! And so well-executed. Love it!
Thanks for the MADE comment. Yes, I just kind of came up with a pattern from some other clothes I have. You can do it too! It's not hard, and once you figure it out, you'll start to feel like you never want to buy anything again (like you're getting ripped off....sort of :) )
GREAT picture on your blog header.