This week was my first Part-time week and my first self employed Friday, also known to many as Good Friday. So yes, the impact of my massive decision to move away from full time employment was somewhat diluted by the fact that every other man, woman and child decided to take the day off with me. Did I do any upholstery? No. We de-cluttered the house.
Saturday however was a completely different matter, the footstool I’d started at Tresithick had to be finished (we had family coming for dinner and I was determined to show them that I’d been busy!), I’d already made and upholstered the base and the legs had arrived a few days ago so off to the shed I went……..
And this is what I emerged with
I have to say I’m really pleased with the end result, of course there area few things I’d do differently next time, but as a prototype it’s not half bad!
This also means that I’ve achieved one of my personal goals from the last 12 months, to have a product of my own. I can makes this footstool in any shape or size, plain or buttoned, tall or short from scratch. No need to trawl antique shops or eBay, I can make a piece of furniture all by myself. That feels pretty cool!
I think I might call it ‘The Sanderson’ as I’m fortunate to have the same surname as the fabric brand and the posh, London hotel I thought they would be good associations. As its also an Olympic year, if you happen to think of Tessa Sanderson along the way I’m happy with that too.
So who wants to buy one?