Monday, October 19, 2009


I delivered these chair and ottoman cushions on Saturday. It was quite a change from the old fabric, which was a silk plaid in very muted grays and browns.

Instead of self-welt or the flat flange welt, which is what the old covers had, my client chose to go with a small braid trim.
These are in the same house, but different room. I did these a while ago, but since my client picked them up at my house, I had not seen them on the chair.
I used a contrasting silk for the flat flange.
Onto Ed and more old pictures. This was taken (I'm pretty sure) in Madrid in 1988. It was a test and I do not remember who the photographer was.
These next two shots are from a Greek sweater catalog and pretty dorky. This was probably also done in 1988. And I forget the other guy's name in the shot. Since these were photographs of the actual tears, there is nothing written on the back.
The Greeks were totally into head wraps at the time. Every single shot of me on this job had something on my head.
The other model in this photo is Jim Wilkinson.
And last but not least, we have had some serious fog the last several days. Saturday morning when I left my house at 4:50a to walk, Coronado was completely fogged in. Later it cleared up, briefly, and then rolled back in mid-afternoon. I took this photo in Del Mar as I was driving to my cousins' house Saturday around 5:45p. When I drove home around midnight, the fog was thick and driving over the bridge was very disconcerting because I couldn't see anything. Luckily, at that time of the night, there weren't many cars on the road. Kind of scary, though.


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Tamerie... wow! Those chair cushions are beautiful, I love those rich Autumn colors you used... and the photos of you and your friends are fabulous! You are such a gorgeous lady!!! (The guys aren't too bad either !) tee hee hee... Oooh and I love the fog if I don't have to drive in it... Jack and I used to visit Morro Bay alot and I loved to hear the fog horns at night... we would stay at a campground just across the street from the ocean and I loved it! I also love the old movie "The Fog" with Adrienne Barbeau (sp?)... if you have not seen that, you need to! Not the new version, the old one! Bisous... Julie Marie

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi the chairs and the fabric is fabulous! Another fantastic

Loved seeing some of your modeling photos...even though they have your head all wrapped up, you still look absolutely gorgeous!

We didn't get any fog in my neck of the woods but I would be scared to death to drive over that bridge...that is a VERY TALL bridge! Glad you made it home safely!!


Kelly said...

the chairs are gorgeous. i'm always blown away with what you are doing. that is just so not my area. i feel like you must have magic up your sleeves. and the b&W test photo is sublime. such a classic look to it. lovely.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love seeing your sewing talents!! The fabrics are rich and vibrant. The first thing I noticed was the braided trim on the first set of cushions...small detail but big impact. Wish me luck...tomorrow I am actually going to sit down at the new machine. I hope I don't go nuts just trying to learn how to thread it. I hear You Tube has!!

I love your modeling pictures. The head wraps are so glamorous. Maybe they will come back in vogue!! I did a bit of modeling but I was way too short to go anywhere with it...never quit my day job!!

Enjoy your week, my friend! :-)


TUTU Monkey said...

WOW....Now that is one big headband!!

What fun pictures.........

Love the chairs too!!

The Vintage Rabbit said...

So many great pics!! Thank you for's great to back intime!! and what a great present from Maija!!! How sweet she is!!!


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Tamerie
You are such a beauty... and Ed too!! hehe... love these shots...

Interesting to think that those models we aspired to being were YOU!!.. hehe Great Movie Star shots

Love your fog too!! I agree it is too bad I can't move in around the corner and we could gossip and chin wag in person

Have a great week. xx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Also... I think you will miss your friend Kim...thank goodness for internet.. yes?

Beach Vintage said...

I adore that first shot of you Tamerie. Who is that man in bed with you???Hubba Hubba.

Torie Jayne said...

Hi Tamerie, I love the chairs and the fabric on the second chair, wow! Love it with the silk piping.
Great modeling pics!
Have a sweet day!

Serena said...

What a beautiful model you made, Tamerie....the head wrap at bottom is very glamorous!

I love the warm autumn tones in the latest chair and ottoman you did.

NicNacManiac said...

The chairs are really pretty. You are a fantastic seamstress!!
Ahh the life of a look fantastic!!

Wow..I would have been terrified to travel that bridge, I know what it is like in fog when you cannot see the front of your are not only gorgeous and are also brave!! xOxO