I tend to repeat myself.
Oh, and I actually love to make quilts of my own design.
I also know how to hand-wind a bobbin because the bobbin winders on both my cheap Chinese machines have now failed miserably and catastrophically. Let's just say Singer isn't what it used to be. In fact, Singer, you suck. I don't do anything crazy with my machines. I don't sew a bunch of bling onto my hooker clothes and I don't use it to stitch up my cat when she gets in a fight with the neighborhood whistlepig.
She won't hold still for that.
And now I can't even wind a bobbin on either piece of crap.
But who am I kidding? I love to hand-wind bobbins. It's right up there with having a colonoscopy.
Help. I'm talking and I can't shut up.
Where was I? Oh yeah....curtains.
Thank goodness I like very simple curtainry. Drapery. Whatevery.
I made matching curtains for my family room and dining room windows.
Here's the before of the dining area...casing is up here:
And here it is with curtains. AND BASEBOARD! WOOHOO!
And here we are with the table back in place:
Here's the family room before:
You get to see when we were putting casing up! What a huge difference casing makes.
And here we are with casing, baseboard, and curtains!
Remember the chair I painted?
See my checkerboard table below? That's one of my very favorite early projects:
In all fairness, I didn't MAKE the sheer curtains. But they were actually more work than the heavier (outside) curtains that I DID make.
If you're interested in how I made the grommet-topped heavier drapes, you can visit Infarrantly Creative. I followed her stellar tutorial. They are stupid easy to make.
This is not to say being stupid is a prerequisite for making these curtains. It's just that you CAN be stupid and still make them. They're that easy. After all, I made them.
Here's what I started out with for the sheers. They were stupid cheap at Tuesday Morning and they were EXACTLY what I wanted. I never find exactly what I want.
Naturally, they were Highwater Jims.
So I bought extreees. And this:
And then I did this:
I'm an expert tutorialist.
We got the curtains up and I hemmed them and Phil said: but they're touching the floor.
Me: Yep. That's okay.
Phil: But they're touching the floor.
Me: Yep. They're supposed to. It's really okay.
Phil: But why are they touching the floor?
Me: But why is the rum gone?
Anyway, I'm loving the final result.
What are we going to do on the wall between the windows?
I could tell you, but then my blog would self-destruct.