I have been searching all over for fabric to make curtains for my dining room. Yes, I have lived in my house for eight years and am just now getting around to putting up some curtains. I found this 'you have to buy this' fabric at Joann's.
My dining room has all of the colors in this fabric and the pattern matches with the rug already in the room. I paid $35 including tax for 6 1/2 yards - I had a coupon (don't you just love those Joann's coupons?)
While I was at Joann's, I discovered the easiest way I have ever found to hang curtains. They are called 'decorative clip rings'. Sorry, I didn't think to take a pic of them until after they were already hung at the top of the 80 inch window and my husband was fast asleep. I don't think he would have appreciated me waking him so he could take down the curtain for me to snap a picture of the clip.
This little ingenious creation allows you to simply hem all four sides of the curtain. After hemming, add the clips and slide onto a tension rod and you are ready to hang your curtains. You can use any rod that is small enough for the clips to slide over (they are made with varying diameters) but I used the inexpensive (read cheap) tension rods from the dollar store. And here is the final product. Please ignore my dining room chair that has a hole in the back of it. All I can say is I am glad it was a chair that the baseball hit and not a window.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Is this not adorable? I don't have a clue how to crochet but this sure makes me want to try! I don't even have any little ones (my son is six years old) but this is so precious I had to share! The link to where I found it is located below if you want more information:
Sunday, January 29, 2012
6 wire coat hangers (all the same size)
Handful of tie straps (your husband has some, trust me - just ask him)
2 strands of garland (6 feet each) of your choice
My coathangers are 16 inches long but you can use any size wire hanger as long as they are all the same length.
I couldn't resist the urge to take it outside and snap this picture.... all that green called for some red.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I first saw this pattern when I had just begun to quilt. It looked so complicated at the time. After I had gotten my feet wet and had a few quilts under my belt, I decided to try it. It is so very simple! I used a thick pink strip in the center of my block but you could adapt it to a thinner strip or forego it altogether and use a strip that blends with your other fabrics.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Awhile back I purchased some of Moda's 'Scrap Bags' which are the remnants from the
production of their fabrics. They are strips similar to what you would find in a jellyroll.
I used several of these coupled with Kona white to make a quilted pillowcase. I bought
my Moda Scrap Bags at www.hancocks-paducah.com . It's a nice, inexpensive way to
get your hands on Moda fabric.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Next, press all of the seams down with an iron using steam. This creates a nice flat working surface and sets your folded down edge for easy stitching.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Learn to make your own
Super cute Kindle cover - can be adapted for the Nook, Ipad, etc.
This Kindle cover will fit the 1st and 2nd generation Kindle. It is a simple design and can be modified to fit any size reader or Ipad. First, choose the fabric you want your cover made of. You can use different fabrics for the inside and outside of the cover but for this tutorial, I used the same for inside and outside.