I also took my first steps in upholstery, courtesy of my mother and a staple gun. We started to cover this extremely average Ikea sofa. It still needs the arms doing (sans gun), but is making progress:
Springwatch: you probably shouldn’t say “halcyonic” unless you are actually referring to kingfisher habitat.
*Which didn’t allow under-15s. It struck us to wonder whether this is actually legal, and if so on what grounds? This wasn’t a recommendation, but a ban. If they wanted to avoid screaming people running around, they failed: we saw two separate groups of adults take a plunge in the cold bath.