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New Curtains!

September 3, 2010

I finally finished some of my projects that have been hanging out at my house for ages.  Seriously.  Ages.  Last night I finally hung up the curtains in Creamie’s nursery.  They have been sitting halfway finished for 6 months.  I borrowed my mom’s serger to do the edges and I can’t believe how quick they went.  I should have finished them… well six months ago.

The window

I finished the valance a long time ago.  It is the same striped pattern as her bumper.  Man, I love this fabric! (It’s Farmer’s Market by Sandi Henderson.)


The bottom of the curtains is the same as her bedskirt, which is in pieces on my dining room table, and has been for months and months.

curtains with friends

When I made her bedding originally I measured wrong, and when we dropped Creamie’s mattress to the lowest setting the bedskirt was too long.  So I got all excited about making it fit and got it all unpicked and pressed and…. and it’s still sitting here, unpicked, and in bad need of a good pressing.

Creamie's nursery

I am hoping that by the end of next week I’ll have her bedskirt finished and a few big throw pillows for her to lounge about with.  That girl loves pillows more than anyone I know.  Well, except for her mother.

humanitarian quilt

Also this week I worked with a bunch of ladies from my church making quilts to donate to those in need.  This one was mine, it’s 90 inches square.  All of the fabrics were donated, one woman sewed them all together, and then all the ladies got together a few nights ago to tie them on quilt frames.  Only, I hate those little tassle things.  So I brought this one home and tied it with knots instead of tassle’s and I got it all finished last night.  And it might not be beautiful, but it is warm.  I thought I was going to overheat holding this quilt in my lap for hours and hours.  I’m linking up to Sew+Tell over at Amy’s.  Go see what everyone is doing.

PS- Yesterday afternoon I jammed my toe while skidding around the corner in my socks to answer the phone.  And it hurts.  I was sure it was broken yesterday, but today it’s much less sore… and much more purple/ble/green/technicolored.  Ewwww gross.  The bruise is spreading and it’s almost 3 inches across.  It hurts.  But it’s my left foot so I can still sew relatively easy.  It’s the chasing after Creamie that is hard.  Happy Weekend!

25 Comments leave one →
  1. annie permalink
    September 3, 2010 1:19 pm

    Creamie’s room is so dang cute 🙂 I am jealous. My kids room is in bright colors too, but not nearly as cute has miss creamie’s room.


  2. September 3, 2010 1:24 pm

    The curtains turned out great! I feel a special sort of attachment to them 🙂

  3. September 3, 2010 1:33 pm

    I want Creamie’s room. With a bigger bed. Sorry your foot is blue – ice, ice baby.

  4. September 3, 2010 1:49 pm

    What happens when Creampuff grows out of her crib?


    • September 3, 2010 2:45 pm

      I have a twin sized quilt in my “to-do” pile for her. I decided I just couldn’t give her room up, so I bought some more fabric to make her a quilt for her big girl bed. Which is why I can justify making the curtains and valance. And the throw pillows for the floor. And maybe a few more things too. Nerdy? Maybe. But at least it’s not all pink!

  5. September 3, 2010 3:12 pm

    I love Sandi Henderson’s fabric!!! Great finish!!

  6. September 3, 2010 3:47 pm

    The colors are so vibrant in her room and the curtain is absolutely lovely. It is interesting that the projects we put off are the ones that really don’t take alot of time! Must be a Murphy’s law or some sort!

  7. September 3, 2010 4:36 pm

    Sooo pretty! Great job!

  8. September 3, 2010 5:24 pm

    Love the curtains!! Creamie’s nursery linens are FAB 🙂

  9. September 3, 2010 5:47 pm

    i love these curtains. they are so pretty. And that blanket is awesome. i hope that your toe feels better soon.

  10. September 4, 2010 12:06 am

    The curtains look so lovely. How good does it feel yo have them done now. Makes you wonder why you put off doing it in the first place eh? Well that’s what happens to me. But you do have to be in the right frame if mind to tackle these tasks.

  11. September 4, 2010 5:33 am

    oh my stars, her nursery rocks! you did such a nice job picking out the fabrics. i hear you with the 6 month project lag…i am certain i have craft attention deficit disorder.

  12. September 4, 2010 6:24 am

    I love her room! Is that fabric framed? I think that is sooo cool, and I love the curtians. On my too do list is curtians! Great Job

  13. September 4, 2010 6:47 am

    Love the baby’s room! I know what you mean about projects that don’t quite get done. I finished pillows this week using fabric I had bought in January! This inspired me to sew the strip on my daughter’s curtains and rehang them. Looks great!

  14. September 4, 2010 7:21 am

    The curtains are great! Love them!

    Sorry about your toe. That’s a bummer. You should eat lots of black jelly beans to recover. Doctor’s order. 🙂

  15. September 4, 2010 2:18 pm


    Yay for finishes! I love Creamie’s nursery and those curtains are awesome! The stripes are totally my favorite. Good for you. Keep on working!

    xo -E

  16. September 4, 2010 4:42 pm

    I mentioned it in flickr, but I LOVE those valances.

    So pretty! 🙂

    I need to make S some new bedding… but he will probably be neglected until he moves in to a big boy bed. 🙂

  17. September 4, 2010 7:49 pm

    Beautiful! I love the framed fabrics above the crib.

  18. September 5, 2010 8:06 am

    Wow I love all the fabrics and the colors are just perfect. You did an awesome job on her room. And it’s not very “baby” that she can’t grow into it.

  19. September 5, 2010 10:16 am

    The nursery looks gorgeous with those pretty curtains. What a great idea with the framed fabrics.

  20. September 6, 2010 8:41 am

    Such a beautiful room! I love the bright colors and the use of fabric. It is so happy and great! Thanks for sharing!!

  21. September 8, 2010 9:53 am

    Great finishes!!! I love those curtains!!!! I might need to steal your creative idea. Hope your foot feels better soon!

  22. September 10, 2010 11:48 am

    I love the idea of the fabric in picture frames. I have some fabrics that I just love to look at, and was trying to figure out how to use them without actually starting another project.

  23. September 10, 2010 1:22 pm

    Sooo Cute! I love the wall art.

  24. September 11, 2010 8:16 am

    I think you KNOW how I feel about these. 🙂 hearts hearts and more hearts!

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