Monday, February 20, 2012

This Sofa Was Made For Reading


I am not going to tell you how long it took me to make this video.  It's too embarrassing.  Maybe longer than it took to upholster the couch- ha!

The sofa is done.  Totally completed.  Finito.
J and I put on the last bit of double welt this weekend.
I had planned on doing a final post today, culminating with this stop motion video.  But being a total video amateur, it took me forever to figure out how to do this.  Forever.  I was even scratching my head on how to post it here.  And adding music- oy, what a headache.  Hence the dorky piano music.  No chance of any copyright infringement here.  On a side note, it's funny how music changes the mood of a video.  I ended up with this particular song choice because it made the sofa seem happily enchanted.  Before, I had some ominous tune that made the cushions seem utterly creepy and crawly. 

How did you do it, Alana?  Your fun little video the other day inspired me to try it myself.  I guess I could have just emailed you and asked.   But being rather bullheaded, I just plowed on through with my techno-ignorance.  Once I started I was determined to finish.  Anyway, here is my cinematic masterpiece!  Please ignore the little fuzzy monster who butts in every so often.  I could not keep her away.  

I'm planning on doing a sofa wrap-up post this week with a few more pictures, when I recover from this post.   I'm just tickled that it all turned out.  We now have a fabulous, groovy sofa in our front room- if I do say so myself :)

18 comments:

  1. Awesome! I don't know which is cooler, the couch or the video. OK, the couch, but only by a smidge. Good job on the stop-motion, however long it took :)

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  2. What fun! I would not have worked out how to do this. I can't even edit my photos in my photo package, which leaves me almost in tears of frustration. It may have taken you ages, but the result is very fun.

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  3. How fun to have finished! I have never upholstered, but I have sewn tailored slipcovers with piping, zippers, and the whole nine yards. They are a LOT of work. Well done.

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  4. i had to watch sans sound, as it's quiet time here, but AWESOME video. what's really killing me is you sat right on the crack of the couch. i swear it's the most comfortable part, and every woman disagrees with every man on this point.

    it looks amazing!!

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    1. AND I almost sat on the cat. Didn't notice that until I put it all together ;)

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  5. I think it's adorable, both the video and the couch. You did a great job. Will you post close ups? Looks like you did some edge piping?! I'd like to see more of that.

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    1. Yes, I definitely am planning on posting some close ups!

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  6. Cute video! I like your new couch.

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  7. Just awesome - so cool I had to watch it three times...! It is good to get little fuzzy monster's approval too!

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  8. wow inspirational - both the sofa and the video

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  9. Thanks so much, ladies! It was fun to try out something new. I'm actually working on how I can write an art lesson around this. I think my art club would love to make a stop motion video of a drawing.

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  10. Lol - I love your video!!! Well worth the head scratching to figure it out! And looking forward to the close-up shots of the couch. :)

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  11. Fantastic! Both couch AND video! :-)

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  12. Oh love it--the video is great, too!

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  13. Oh! Fantastic! This video is soooo fun to watch ... You did a wonderful job!

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  14. Awesome! I love this video. You are so talented!

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