Sitting Room

Another post, another room. This time looking at the sitting room.

This room has a lot going on in terms of colour and pattern, but I think it works. It contains my favourite thing which is this black Mora Clock I bought a couple of years ago. It’s also one of the rooms where I have painted the walls, doors and ceiling all the same colour. I don’t think that’s something you immediately notice when you walk in and you’d assume it would make the room feel small or dark. However, the impression is (I think) of greater height because you don’t create a hard stop at the top of the walls with another colour. A bit like horizontal stripes making you look shorter and wider!

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These yellow and red cushions are made from some fabric I bought down the road in Peckham.

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These pictures are actually embroidered but me in front of the TV in the evening. They are the last eight Prime Ministers.

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I love this chap. I bought him in the sale at Anthropologie.

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And my growing collection of Fat Lava pots…..eBay is a dangerous thing.

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I’ve been doing a bit more sewing.

It started last year with these super twee coasters.

This time I decided to work on images of the last eight Prime Ministers. I can’t really remember why, just seemed like a good idea.

I found pictures of them all.

Then made sketches.

Then I traced these onto fabric by holding them up against a window. Next I just embroidered the pencil marks.

The first two are the most simple. I had no idea what I was doing and the thread I had was really thick making detail tricky.

Then they got a bit more detailed. These are roughly in order of how I worked on them, not time in office.

My original plan was for these to be a set of placemats and napkins and that is what they’re all sewn on. But I’m not sure they work that well, particularly as napkins. You can see how messy they are on the back.

So maybe I’ll frame them or something. Or more likely just hang onto them and procrastinate.

And the one I have just finished.

Now I need a new pointless craft project. Perhaps a set of dictator themed cushions.