May 8, 2010

A Work in Progress

After buying the majority of my materials, I put completion of the hearth project on the back burner. I suppose that is due to a higher priority of finishing The Lord of the Rings. :-) After a challenge from my Honey that he'll build a new changing table when I finish the hearth cover, I got to work on it quick. (Hey, we need that changing table before the new baby comes!) I'll probably finish it soon. I'm going to surge the inside seams because the expensive upholstery fabric is fraying a little more than expected. Then I'll stuff it, sew the zipper and then the ties on the corners. Jeramy gave me the "go ahead" to buy the expensive high quality urethane foam so that the fireplace might be a comfortable place to sit. (Pictures in backwards order.)

Trying to smooth out the foam stuffing - not working too well right now.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put hose on a giant ogre's leg?

Project consolations

Pinned and ready to sew.

1 comment:

The Roses said...

Nice! One tip I've learned about putting a case over foam is this - Turn the cover wrong side out, then line up the deepest part of the pocket with the foam. Place your hands inside the case and grab the foam and then slowly start to put the cover over the foam bit by bit as you turn the cover right side out.
If that doesn't make sense, I can explain it in person.