so you've maybe seen this little mid-century bench in my living room? it's cute, I got it at the flea market years ago...
I made the teal cushion and all the bargello pillows, but I'm taking the whole apartment in a more calm, neutral, ethnic/rustic/modern direction lately. so the crazy riot of color and retro pattern that was happening on the bench wasn't working anymore.
so, I decided to make some new cushions, and I went with a simple hand-tied futon type mat made from old linen. I worked on it for a couple hours on saturday. I was kinda digging it, but then I realized it was not deep enough for the seat. I was willing to overlook that mistake...
until I realized it was also several inches too short.
wtf?!? I am a good seamstress, people. I don't make these kind of rookie mistakes. I certainly don't make two of them! I seriously don't know what happened here. I got so mad about it, I decided I don't even WANT the bench anymore. that'll teach it, for being all confusing in its dimensions!
it's ok, nobody sits on it anyway, it's just there as a showcase for pillows. so I'll be putting it on craigslist soon, I think. if you're in the SoCal area and in the market for a cute mid-century bench (with a teal cushion that fits it perfectly), send me a message!
after the cushion debacle, I decided to make a pillow, which I know I can do properly. I had some scraps of linen that I had tie-dyed blue at French General's last Woad Dyeing Workshop, so I did a sort of random log cabin kinda thing with it, just to see what happened.
I actually really like it! it looks like clouds, don't you think? I was so into this one, I started a second even cooler pillow in the same vein. I'll share that one with you in a couple days.
I'm serious about selling the bench, let me know if you want it. I'll even send you the dimensions...but don't be surprised if it's a little bigger than you expected!