I’d been given a chaise longue to re-upholster and as I’d not attempted any upholstery before I decided to look for an intro to upholstery course. I found a really good one at the Good Life Centre in London, that aimed to demistify upholstery for beginners. I attended the one day course, taught by practicing upholsterer Rachael South, and she covered all the basics. It was a really fun day and this is the stool I reupholstered.
This was a fun project to do. As my husband is a bit of a sci-fi/gaming fan he said he would like a space invader hat. I didn’t have a pattern for one, but found some space invader shapes online and converted them to a grid and made the beanie up as I went along. It’s knitted using Sirdar Ultra Denim and is very snug!
You can now download the free pattern to make your own.
I decided to make presents for relatives this Christmas and knitted this red hoodie for Max. I hadn’t knitted a hood before and that took a couple of attempts but was otherwise surprisingly quick to do. When he opened his present his mum asked him if he liked it, he said “no” (bless, he was only three and a half). He did like it really and got plenty of wear out of it.