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Saturday Spot: A Chair for the Mother Person…

January 11th, 2011 · 8 Comments

With eight kids I don’t often sit down!!! And when I do… I choose a chair that I can blog from!!! My kids however choose a chair right next to me (scroll down this post to see it in action!!!).  They are attached to it, I think it feels a bit like home.

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So when I had to make a NEW YEAR CHAIR for Lilla A. I was so inspired by her chairs – go and take a look they are just lovely!!!!I knew it would be  a symbolic chair… My getting away from it all chair…

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So I am popping this chair beside my blogspot to remind myself to get crafty this year and not just do a bunch of crafty goodness for my kids. How often I put a whole lot of crafty things out while I get something done… But really I want to be creating alongside of them and doing my own thing while they do theirs. Just like my kids have learnt that reading is a way of life I want them to know that creating is a way of life as well… messing around in the recycling isn’t just a kids occupation and doodling with crayola’s is definitely not a kids only occupation!!!

So here you go: A regular champagne top…

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Open up the cage and take the wire out off the “chair legs.”

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Once the wire is off you use the wire as the chair back.

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Then since the chair was a New Year chair I saved some chocolate wrappers from New Year and snapped the metal cap off the legs…

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Wrapped the cap with a wrapper and snapped it back…

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Added some beads to the free wire and twisted the ends around two chair legs…

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And since it was a festive chair I add some feathers to add to the zoot of a Happy New Year…

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Well our New Year Party didn’t require any champagne and I had to wangle to get this cap… but I promise I will getting my hands on a whole heaps of bottle tops next New Year… I have plans for a banquet hall of little tiny chairs!!!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheryl // Jan 11, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Love it! Such a cool idea. Perfect reminder to be creative.

  • 2 se7en // Jan 11, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Thanks Cheryl!!! Sometimes I just need to remind myself to CREATE!!! Hopefully this will spur me on!!! Otherwise I hope you guys aren’t freezing to death!!! We are so loving summer over here!!! Have a great week!!!

  • 3 jacki // Jan 11, 2011 at 7:11 am

    That is the coolest domestic goddess chair I have ever laid eyes on, and of course, it had to be Lindt chocolate inclusive – just love it! Wishing you an expressive year, most creative person! With lots of love.

  • 4 irene // Jan 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

    this is so cool!! (and pretty)
    your postcard is on the way :)

  • 5 se7en // Jan 11, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Hay Jacki… Good to hear from you!!! It is rather a domestic goddess chair!!! I can’t wait to see what every one else made!!! I hope you guys are surviving the cold… we got a book on Canada from the library to check out life on the far side of the world… lots of love

  • 6 se7en // Jan 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hay Irene… Glad you like our little chair!!! We have missed you – folk that follow blogs are sorely missed when they are away!!! Have a lovely week!!!!

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