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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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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