Saturday, April 10, 2010

I'm still here! And I have curtains!

I'm still here!  We've had a tearful few weeks with the loss of my Nan-in-law after a battle with cancer and the diagnosis of cancer in my Dad.  Blogging has fallen by the way-side, but I thought I'd pop in tonight with an update on the dining/kitchen window.  It's finally dressed!

I used a piece of burlap 36"x54", cut in half lengthwise to get two pieces 18"x54", and then sewed end to end to get one piece roughly 18"x108" (1.5'x9').  The rod pocket band at the top is made of ribbon that I found at Walmart.  It was wire-edged ribbon and so I had to remove the wire - kind of tedious, but actually not as difficult as I thought it might be.  I used hem tape for the first time on the side hems, but sewed the rest.  The curtain rod was a real score - on sale at Zellers for $4.97!

I have some other projects in mind, but I'm not sure when I'll get around to them.  Hold your loved ones tight!

Linky Parties:
Funky Junk Interiors ~ Saturday Nite Special
A Vision to Remember ~ Check Me Out Saturday
Cottage Instincts ~ Make it for Monday


  1. It looks beautiful! Hope things get better soon.

  2. Love that texture! Feels good to gitter done doesn't it? Good for you! The blue is really pretty with the burlap.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  3. Cute, the blue really makes the burlap look crisp.

  4. Your curtains are beautiful. I want to make some just like them for my kitchen.
    I'm sorry to hear about your recent loss and bad news about your father. I wish the best for you and your family.

  5. Hi Gail! LOVE the curtains...DARLING!!!! Okay...we took the little mirror clips off the mirror :0 Those mirrors were put up with some crazy strong glue because we've been trying for MONTHS to get them off the wall!!!! SO...if I'm posting about broken mirrors in the near future, you'll know that was a bad idea ;)

  6. Hello Gail! Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you liked my dresser. I just wanted to let you know how we attached the rope handles on the inside of the drawers. We pulled the rope through and then took a lighter and burned the ends until they were almost on fire! My handy dandy Hubby took his hammer and hammered it to death. This made the ends bush out so when they cooled off they cant move back through the hole. I hope this makes sense. Thanks again for stopping by.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  7. You smart girl you! I love the way you trimmed your burlap!

    I'm sorry to learn of the hardships your family has been facing.

  8. The curtains looked like you're just close to nature. And the curtain rods looked nice also. I also have metal curtain rods at home and I bought it from some brass manufacturers
    who makes great metals and
    brass rods. You can actually but plain metals with them and you can make a masterpiece out of it.