Saturday, July 2, 2011

I made curtains!

Can you hear the excitement in my voice? It all started with a little trip to Miss Mustard Seeds blog, oh her blog is just filled with dreamy things! She is totally inspiring and I so stole her curtains, I hope she does not mind but she shared her fabric source and had a tutorial. Can I just say I am in love with this fabric from Waverly called Tucker Resist Chambray and it is an indoor/outdoor fabric which is perfect because mine is on my sliding glass doors and they get massive sunlight. The print is a reproduction of some material from Williamsburg in the 1800's. I also followed Miss Mustard Seed's advice and used twin sheets from Wal-Mart for the lining and for only $5.00 a piece(I needed 2) it was way cheaper than buying lining and I love how they look. It only took me about 3 hrs to make these and that was with some other stuff mixed in like tending to children, cleaning up, and talking on the phone. If you are a better multitasker than me or a better seamstress than me you could probably whip these up in an hour! My taste is radically changing, if you would have told me a year ago I would be making myself some curtains with bird fabric I would have thought you had gone mad, but now I just can't stop staring at my birds curtains. So I would like to thank Miss Mustard Seed and Miss Aubrey for inspiring me to step out of my usual nice little primitive country box! Eventually I will share some before and after pics of this whole room but it is not 100% yet so I will wait until it is! For those of you waiting for some cardmaking or papercrafting I promise I will get back to it soon, as for now I am kinda enjoying the break!



I am linking these up to
I heart Naptime
Under The Table And Dreaming


3 comments:

Barbara said...

Beaitiful curtains. Sewing and seeing the results is amazing isn't it? You did a wonderful job.I too am taking a break from card making and finishing other projects. Stop by my blog in a few days and I will have a creative post. Have a wonderful weekend.
www.u-inspire-me.blogspot.com

HOPE said...

BRAVO!!! nice!!!

Now...your primitive country is GORGEOUS!!! anytime you want to get rid of it..just send it to me!!!
You are a great decorater...so don't be hard on yourself. Your home was and is lovely!!!

HUGS

Laurie said...

I've been following your blog since I became a CTMH customer of yours. Love your curtains. I didn't realize we had so much in common, scrapbooking, decorating, etc. I started blogging when I retired. I would love it if you would check out my blog and maybe "follow" me.
http://lauriescreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Can't wait to see more of your projects.