Handwriting and Cock-Fighting

Handwriting and Cock-Fighting

Why is it that people in the olden days had such incredible handwriting compared to us now?  I have an old Bible that belonged to my great-grandpa, and he wrote his name in it, like, five times, so I’m pretty sure he was just doodling at that point, and it still looks fancy enough to be a wedding invitation.  My grandpa was the principal of a high school, and his handwriting was so nice they had him fill out all the diplomas every year. My handwriting looks like something you’d expect from a blindfolded six-year-old.

That’s probably why I’m always a fan of anything that incorporates script, like this little ottoman from Beck at Beckwith’s Treasures. And hey, anything would have been a step up from that old fabric, even MY handwriting! No, too far.

But tell that fancy print to moooove over, because this next project was going super-simple.  Katie put the insanely busy farm-scene-fabric on her settee out to pasture in exchange for an oatmeal linen slipcover accented with box pleats for a bit of flare. From a total ‘don’t’ to a cock-a-doodle-DO! See it on her blog The Sewing Nerd.


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5 Comments

  1. May 29, 2013 / 5:19 PM

    Remember when tapestry vests were a fashion must have? I seriously made myself one out of that busy farm scene fabric. Seriously. I’m so glad those days are gone.

  2. May 29, 2013 / 5:22 PM

    WAIT… I went and checked the old “dress clothes” that have been in the basement storage closet in zippered garment bags. Get this… I still have that VEST!!!

    So what do we do for the AFTER on this hideous thing?

  3. May 29, 2013 / 6:53 PM

    Hahaha! That is hilarious. I say you just rock that vest, and rock it hard! Or find a similar settee and sit on it while wearing your vest and jump out and scare people who won’t even know you’re there!

  4. May 29, 2013 / 7:32 PM

    The title of this post will probably generate a lot of hits (from the underbelly of blog stalkers!)

    I love the fabric on the foot rest. I am off on a search!!

  5. May 30, 2013 / 1:28 PM

    I love this blog – we are shortly emigrating from near London to somewhere in Aus, taking very little in the way of furniture – I shall be taking loads of active inspiration from here! It’s great to get a laugh as well as some eye candy!x

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