Monday, May 3, 2010

a funny thing happened on the way to silver leafing the chair

A very early start for me as I'm flying to Melbourne at 'sparrows'...back tonight, but it will be a very long day. I'm hoping that I've worked out how to schedule this post for when I'm in the air...if not, I have no idea when you might be reading this. So morning, afternoon or evening whatever the case may be!

You know how I said I was off to do some more work on this damn lovely chair? Well I didn't actually touch it over the weekend...blogger project panic procrastination perhaps? But I did try my hand at a few other things. They're not finished yet so here's just a sneak peek.

And sometime over the next few days I will tell you a funny silver leafing story...and reassure you that silver leafing will definitely not be my next career move!
I did manage to put these fabric hangers that I bought on our brief holiday in Leura in their intended spot though... 

I like how the carving on them echoes the tapa cloth fabric given to me by a dear friend who lived in Papua New Guinea for over 20 years. Kinda...sorta...yeah??
I'm not so happy with the way the tapa's been framed (I won't be going back there!) but I do love the piece itself... first give-away is starting to take shape...I'm very excited by's a teaser for you...

And I planted some tulip and freesia bulbs in my tiny garden...have no idea if they'll grow...and no doubt I'll forget I've planted them... so hopefully come spring I'll have a nice surprise. See you soon bloggy peeps. Melbourne here I come...
images 1-5 by: "c'est moi, c'est moi I'm forced to admit" (hands up who remembers the musical Camelot?); image 6 by Aunty ABC (probably a QANTAS strike photo as they're all lined up at the terminal 'n all)


  1. Have a great trip to Melbourne. Wow, that sure is one teaser pic!! I can't work it out at all!
    Cheerio, Sar :)

  2. Hey, the silver is looking great! And I like the look of your giveaway already, so can you enter my name about a hundred times?
    Have a great trip, see you when you get back. xx

  3. Have fun in Melbourne - I adore that city!
    As for your silver leafing....last time I attempted that I had little silver flakes all through my hair. It was a mess!

  4. lucky duck, wish i was flying to melbourne, but i'm assuming its with yeah, maybe not so lucky huh?!

    looking forward to hearing about the silver leafing, i've got a project here that i thought might be good to do.


  5. i agree. the silver is loooking riiilllll good! i actually met a girl visiting from melbourne today. she was telling me so many amazing things. sounds fun!!!!! enjoy love! xo

  6. Well, even though you didn't get to the silver leafing, it still sounds and looks like you had a very productive weekend my dear:) Love your fabric hangers they look gorgeous under your beautiful fabric! Hope you have a great day in Melbourne! ~ Tina xx

  7. I hope you have a good trip to Melborne. I must say I'm completely lost on both your sneakpeeks - the project and the giveaway.

    It's a pity the silverleafing is turning out to be such a pain, as it looks like it should be therapeutic. I'm guessing there's not going to be a matching set done any time soon.

  8. Have a great time in Melb Kerry. I can't wait to see your projects, the silver on the chair looks great!

  9. Kerry you are such a tease. I have no idea what the giveaway might be. The silver leafing is great, you have to keep going. Hope you packed your winter wooolies for Melbourne it is supposed to get very chilly on Tuesday.

  10. OK .. I'll take a guess at what the secret giveaway teaser is .. my first guess - an upside down teacup .. 2nd guess - a grand piano (Ok, that's a silly guess I expect considering the cost of postage) .. so, getting to my 3rd guess - a .. umm .. vase??

  11. Ha ha, I have the musical Camelot on my iPod! Rxx

  12. Very curious Kerry, can you tell me more about the fabric hangers? Tapas are a tricky thing aren't they? We have a very large one that was given as a gift and I have no idea what to do with it. It is enormous. Yours is much more manageable and looks lovely.

    Have a great trip!

    Jeanne :)

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