The other day, I talked about the sewing challenge I had entered with my blogging friend Julia @ Chicken Scratch. She wanted to complete her kitchen valances and I wanted to make my living room drapes. It turns out that it was just the inspiration I needed to get the job done!
I already had the red corduroy panels from several years ago, but they were not nearly large enough to cover the huge expanse of my window which measures just over 9 feet wide! Since I had plenty of fabric left from my couch makeover, I thought a matching pair of drapes would be just the thing.
So...how do you like my first handmade drapes? The tabs at the top did not come out exactly as I planned, but I like them anyway, maybe even a little more than what I was trying for in the first place.
That done, now it is time to move on to the pillows, I want to create. I've been bitten by the sewing bug now, there is no stopping me:)
I must concede that Julia won the challenge...you go girl. In spite of her adorable four pawed assistants, she finished two days ahead of me. That's OK, just having the task completed is enough of a reward. Thanks, Julia for this fun and productive competition.
Before I head off to play with more fabric and thread, I wanted to show you some silverplate items I got a couple of weeks ago when I was out treasure hunting. The candlesticks are my most favorite but the little footed bowl with it's rose pattern runs a close second.
Hope you all have a great weekend and I will post again on Monday.
Since I won't post tomorrow, I will share numbers 3 & 4 on my Blessings list.
#3 ~Shinny pretty things that make your home uniquely yours.
#4~The gift of creativity that God grants each of us in our own way.