Friday, July 9, 2010

Well... I took the plunge...

Thanks so much for each of your comments. I looked at every single link and really considered your suggestions.

And I just finished making this tie up shade out of a crazy paisley (or as Seth calls it, "amoeba material").
I literally spent an hour in the fabric store debating and second guessing between about 3 choices.

One was really fancy pants looking. I always seem to gravitate toward rich, formal textures but really... it doesn't suit my home/life/family. Just appeals to some part of my brain that still wants to grow up and be a princess.

And then there was a bright green and pink fabric that was just plain old cute. But as much as I liked it, and tried to imagine it fitting in to our kitchen based solely on the fact that I have a pink mixer sitting in the corner (which no ones sees), I had to finally admit it was lime green and not sage in the slightest.

So I ended up taking home this funky nod to the 60s. I guess it appeals to the part of me that still wears my hair in mini bee hives.

Or maybe it was just extremely hot in the craft store and my brain cells were wilted.

I'm obviously still not sure it was a good pick. But the girls, and Seth were ready for me to just hurry up and decide already. So I did.

And then I sat down and used my new sewing machine (a lavish Mother's Day present!) for the very first time. It felt very strange to be using a sewing machine for the first time in over 10 years and have no adult supervision. No one was there to thread my bobbin for me! But it really wasn't that hard. Okay, okay... I read the instructions 15 times and watched the DVD twice. And isn't there some unofficial rule that one must learn to sew by making hair scrunchies or pot holders? But a curtain is where I started. It was pretty much just a matter of putting hems on a rectangle but I'm inspired to keep going.



Mrs. Julie Fink said...

"Sew" beautiful!

Amy ♥ DailyPleasures said...

Well, I like it, but I'm still a big paisley fan, much to my girls' dismay. I miss my paisley skirts from my college days, although I couldn't squeeze back into them for the life of me! And I'm very proud of you for digging in a just doing it. Can't wait to see your next project!

Beth said...

It looks great! I love the fabric.

Kimberly said...

Ha Ha to Mrs. Julie Fink! It looks great. A rectangular curtain is a perfect project to begin with.

jennstar said...

Oh, I like it! It is so mellow and pleasant...with just a little kick to make it fun. I think you made a good choice and also did a great job sewing it. Good for you for doing something new. :)

Ang said...

It looks fantastic! You did a great job!

Holly said...

It looks adorable! You did a great job! I love the fabric=)

Jesse and Carol Myer said...

I LOVE it!!! And its just the style i would have pictured. You did a wonderful job!!!!