Loved wrapping up the season with this sweet slipcover for a little girl's room. And was especially delighted yesterday to receive a photo of the beautiful young recipient in her cheetah jammies stretched out across this chair. I had so much fun making this mix of patterns and texture for you. Your Grandmother wanted to incorporate a vintage matelasse remnant and your mother handpicked the cheery floral. The cotton twill used for the frame cover is the house favorite from stock. Dear Ella I hope that you have many seasons of magic!
And now I'm off to the ball! The Pencil Me In 2013 year officially ends tonight with an evening of dinner and show, Raleigh Little Theatre's 30th Anniversary production of Cinderella. It is my good fortune to celebrate another year of wonderful creative clients and I wish you all a season of magic and a very Merry Christmas.
Here is a scrappy little slipcover for a child's wingback that I made during the Furniture Festival demonstrations in Hickory. I am a sucker for using up stuff and piecing things together, and it is a great way to keep project costs down. A bold print here is mixed with solid cottons and a ticking stripe, and dolled up with grosgrain ribbon and ruffly skirt, all machine washable.
From The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams:
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens when a child loves you. It takes a long time. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, you get loose in the joints, and very shabby."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse. "But when you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
I am pretty sure that this child's rocker is real. Loved by several generations of rockers, this chair just needed a little love.