Nailed it.

I found this:

and had to try it myself on a smaller scale:

I don't know if I quite have the hang of it.  I used that string I used to use for friendship bracelets back in the day.  I think maybe I need to use more string...


always something new

I got this dining set a few months ago at an estate sale.  I had been looking for a few months and could not find a thing I liked.  This was in a dusty corner of the basement (yes, I said basement!) covered by a bunch of other crap.  I got the table and 6 chairs for $65.  One of the chairs needs a little fixing, but for the most part, it is in good shape.  I recovered the chairs with a Marimekko oilcloth (pictured below) that I ordered on txtlart.com.  I only ordered enough for 3 chairs, unfortunately, so I covered the other 2 working chairs in a fabric from Wal Mart until I am ready to pay the outrageous shipping again.