Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shabby Chic Chair Pads: Check!

Sometimes I have an idea- an awesome idea- and I end up not following through with it. Who knows why... I get caught up in other things, other orders, my non-Etsy life. But sometimes I have an idea- an awesome idea- and I DO follow through! Like the chair pads I mentioned wanting to make. I finished these last night, and can't wait to get them listed in my shop.
Many of you weighed in on whether I should make them all the same, all different, or 2 and 2. And there were opinions for all three! I decided to try to please everyone by making them all different, but similar. Two of them are made from these three fabrics- the pink and white are just reversed.
And the other two are made from these three fabrics, with the green and cantaloupe being reversed. All four cushions have the same "vintage blue" middle. They measure a generous 13" in diameter, and work perfectly on standard sized chairs. Yay me!!!
What have you followed through with lately?


CelticKnot said...

*sigh* I love your shop, Jennie. Those cushions are perfect. I adore the colors and their unique and similar qualities.

I have wanted to make a mystery box listing for my shop. I made one last week and have already sold two. I'm thrilled! They're a ton of fun to put together, almost like Christmas. :-)

aandboriginals said...

Love these Chair Pads, you really had a chance to be extra creative with this one !

I was glad to accomplish a bunch of different sweater designs for Fall for my Dog Sweater business!!!

Now I need to work on Holiday Designs!!!

Never ending deadlines..... :)

JuliaA said...

those are wonderful, jennie! and chair pads should be a hit. :D

accomplishment? i guess i'm back to making earrings more often than i was, and it feels really good.

Lenore said...

Love the chair pads, Jennie.....would they work as place mats also?

Jennie said...

Thanks for the comments, Kristine, Angela, Julia and Lenore! Congrats to you all for your accomplishments :)

Lenore- they could certainly be used as placemats- good idea! They are thick, though, so a person would have to like thick placemats...the better for catching crumbs, right?

Penelope Anne said...

The Chair Pads Friggin ROCK!!!! AWESOME!!!!!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

You know, I just love everything you make. I have to ask, how many hours a day do you spend crocheting? I must crochet very v-e-r-y slowly because it has taken me 2 days to make the magic crochet hot pad.

Jennie said...

Hey Penelope Ann- welcome to my blog! Thanks for the comment :)

Nancy- thank you so much for the compliment! I have a young daughter, so my crochet time is pretty much limited to nights. I stay up way too late, though- I probably crochet for about 4 hours every day. More on the weekends!

Anonymous said...

Those chair pads will make any chair look totally special! They are beautiful and will, I'm sure, be a hit in your shop!

Cathy said...

those are lovely!!