Thursday, June 16, 2011

sow's ear

It either needs to stop raining so that I can get back at my outdoor projects, or I need a new indoor project. And I would like a planned project this time, not one necessitated by accidently buying a flat sheet instead of a fitted one, in a colour that just happens to be perfect for the dining room.

I'm pretty pleased with how these curtains turned out. Who needs a sewing machine when you've got bias tape and grommets?

9 comments:

Allison said...

You hand stitched those? Tophats off to you! They look lovely. Have you painted since October? I love the grey/purple (at least those are the colours I'm seeing). I've got a sewing machine here and think I just might have to make my own curtains this summer too. Have had no luck finding the ones I want.

Wandering Coyote said...

Wow! They look as good as Ikea's!

bloody awful poetry said...

You made those? Looking good! My grandfather was the resident curtain-maker in the family, but no one seems to have taken him up on the trade. I can't even put them up straight. Also I really like that shelf with the little square compartments.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Looks good!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

No, it's still the same grey as it was in October, Al. I'm saving up my painting muscle for that peeling garage door.
You should make your curtains, they are surprisingly easy. Frankly I'm shocked at how many curtains I have made over the years, seeing as how I don't sew.

Suitably, they are made out of an Ikea sheet, WC.

Do most families have a resident curtain maker, BAP. Of this I was unaware, but it would appear that I would be the default CM in this family.
That little shelf thing is actually a drawer from an old printer's desk that was in the basement of our first house. Is it becoming evident that I never use anything for the purpose that it was intended?

So are you, Dr M! Oh, you mean the curtains...

leazwell said...

How much do you charge an hour?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I will work for cupcakes, Leazwell, about 2 per hour.

Johnny Yen said...

One of the things that is mitigating the horror of having to move is the idea that we'll have much more space, and that I'll actually be able to have an office space in the finished attic part of our duplex. This may even entail some decorating.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

How exciting, Johnny! Horrendous as it may be, I do love the fresh start that moving offers, especially the decorating part.