Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Today's project.

I was so productive today! I actually did some housework and did a crafty hands-on project and scrapped a page. Though fixed a page is more like it. My hands-on project was sewing a curtain for Ella's room. It has a two-fold purpose, 1. to make her room look cute, and 2. (which should probably be one) to keep the sun from coming in and waking her up at 6:30 AM. Needless to say the curtain is black. I was just going to buy one from Wal-mart, but the heavy ones were $20. In the fabric section I found this really cool black silvery shimmery heavy denim-ish patterned fabric for $2 a yard! That makes it a $5 curtain. Though I did buy some pink ribbon to spruce it up with. And here is the final product:

Pretty cool if I do say so myself. I tacked the tie onto the back of the curtain for ease of tying and untying. The most adventurous part of the project was while sewing on the ribbons I took my foot off the sewing machine pedal and it kept going. It sewed right off the ribbon and onto the curtain and kept going! I quickly turned off the machine and looked down to discover Alex playing with the pedal! Lucky he didn't sew my fingers! Crazy kid.

Another fun thing I'm doing in Ella's room involves the clothes pins picture d 2 posts ago. I'm going to use them to hang black and white photos along this:

I bought 3 large white swag hooks and more of the lovely pink ribbon and tied it along the wall. Now I just have to choose the pictures I want and get them printed. Easier said then done.

I still have one more project to do in her room that involves spray paint, gerbera daisies and a camera. Intruiged? Well you'll probably have to wait a few months to see it.

In the scrapping realm, I did a rework of my week 2 layout for the SBG Queen contest. It was OK before but was missing something. It's much better now and very different. I would be shocked to see anyone else with a page like mine for week 2. So make sure you go vote for me! :o) I also got the great news that I won a gift certificate to Songbird Avenue given by Jessica Bolton! Isn't she the sweetest? I'm really excited because I was debating on whether or not to get the kit (scrapping on a budget, you know) and now I don't have to decide! If you haven't seen Songbird Avenue yet, got check them out. They will be selling one kit each month from big time designers with all proceeds going to charity. Here's this month's kit:

So fun! So now a million photos later and a bunch of rambling I think I've come to the end of my post. Have a great night!


Jenn Summers said...

I like that window treatment you did there! Also love that new charity kit, can't wait to get it!

Elizza said...

OMG! those curtains are AWESOME! love it! and what a GREAT kit! on my way to check it out! thanks!

miraDesigns said...

That curtain looks awesome and I really like how you sew the ribbons to it. The room is going to be gorgeous! And congrats for winning the Folk Art kit! Can't wait to see the LOs you're going to make with it.

Andrea said...

Great job on the curtain!! It looks fabulous!! Love it!! Can't wait to get all girly!!

jan said...

thank you so much for blogging about the kit! :)