Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Slipcovers and fall decor

Hi! Several weeks ago I finally finished the slipcovers for my "new" dinning room chairs.
Well, they were not really new, but had good bones. That's a very good reason to make slipcovers.

I used the directions from this book I got at Joann.
The fabric is also from Joann. It was my first time making slipcovers and I am all excited to make more. :)

Now, a little bit of Fall decor. My friend Jodie gave me this super cute spider.
She made it using the pattern from the 2011 Holiday Crafts magazine.
I was lucky to find this vase with our family initial at Home Goods. The flowers are from Tai Pan Trading. I was looking for sunflowers, but when I found these poppies I changed my mind.

As I said on a previews post, i don't do a lot of Halloween decor, but when I find stuff like this little witch, I can't resist. Sorry for the bad shot.
It was a bargain I found last year at Ross.

And here is my last Cross Stitch Sampler to share.
This is the Autumn Sampler from Janlynn. I got it on e-bay and I love it ! It is my favorite of the three I have. The colors are beautiful.  I posted about the other samples here and here .
Sorry for another bad picture. I just can't get a good one from my framed cross stitch pieces.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe Halloween.

Ana Paula.


  1. I'm so impressed with your slipcovers!! They look just perfect, Ana Paula... Wish I could send my couch to you to slipcover :)

    Very cute Halloween pieces, too. I have the Janlynn autumn sampler but have never stitched it. Perhaps I'll just stitch a few of the motifs from it and not the whole thing...Love that little witch photo in your last picture--such a cutie :)

  2. What a wonderful job you did on those slipcovers! My that was an ambitious sampler! It would have taken me years to finish. I love your Halloween picture. I have a collection of vintage postcards and have that very one. Hope you'll enjoy making the tea cozy if you decide to make it. Now I'm off to read the rest of your blog!