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Monday, February 4, 2008

I can sew! Kind of...

I have been an HGTV fan for years. LOVE it. Unfortunately I didn't think I could do very much home decorating now that our budget is so tight. But that was before a sewing machine came into my life and I realized that most of the things you buy are actually made by someone -so why shouldn't I cut out the middle man and make it myself!?


I am still learning and these curtains are not done yet - they are different lenghts despite my incredibly precise measureing skills (insert frustrated sigh and sobs of despair) BUT they look pretty good I think and they fram up our glass doors very nicely. They are also great for keeping the air conditioning INSIDE the house and preventing the sun from heating us so much during the summer.


I also got inspired by this website, where I found these tutorials, and somehow managed to make this:



Cool huh? Why all the yellow and green you ask? Hubby and I have always liked yellow kitchens so we painted the kitchen yellow, and then we found this dishtowel at Wal-Mart and loved how the yellow looked with the green. So there you go! PS If you are wondering where I get my creativity from, trust me it does not come from THIS lady's noggin - it comes from this one. Visit my mom's blog and check out her new Etsy shop with lots of cute purses! Here's a picture of the one she made for me (that I LOVE) and here's how she made it.

3 comments:

Debbie J. said...

I am absolutely in awe at how good all this stuff you made looks! You are so creative and good at this even though you've only been sewing about a month. Amazing!

thenestegg said...

Looks great!

It's ironic that I made a post today on my blog "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree". Your mom could do the same! You seem to have the same great sewing talents as your mother!

Pen Pen said...

Wow... and you just started sewing? It all looks wonderful. Love the colors!