Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fishy Curtains

Remember that post a long time ago about how I wanted to make new curtains for my son's room?  This one?

Well, after taking BOTH votes from the comments into consideration, I decided to go with option one (the fishy fabric) since I already had the coordinating dotty duvet cover from Ikea.

Curtains are very easy to make.  I made four panels total (two for each window) and I probably put in about 2 hours of work.  I think they came out pretty cute!

They are lined, but for some reason I totally forgot to hem the bottom of the lining:

No biggie.  I also made a fun Super Hero pillow cover:

All, in all, the new curtains, pillows and bedding looks pretty good!

Now we just have to figure out a plan to rid the walls of those Star Wars decals...

Bye bye droids!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Closet Clean Up!

Take a look at this:

Gross!  That is the closet where I keep things like extra pillows, pillow innards, seasonal decor, wrapping paper and non-sewing craft supplies.  I got very upset with it the other day when I wanted some wrapping paper but all the paper I had was bent and creased because of the closet mess.

So, I took everything out of the closet:

Then I put it back in neatly!

 I got these plastic bins at Target.   One holds nice crafting paper and the other has punches.

And did you notice this gift wrapping station?  I am a regular Candy Spelling here.

I got the components for the over-the-door gift wrap organization station from the Container Store after seeing this setup on Pinterest or the blogs or somewhere.  I guess it got super popular suddenly because the lady at the Container Store said I was the third person to purchase that system that day!

Great minds think alike!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Catching Up

I guess I have not been blogging lately.  It is because I haven't been working on a lot of projects.  I'm kind of stuck on one quilt that is going especially slowly.  But I do have a lot of projects coming up -- so watch out!

One item I did make in February was this apron for my older sister's birthday.  I chose a black and gray "skyscraper" fabric because she is an ex-New Yorker architect who likes to cook.  GET IT?

I thought it came out pretty cute!

Here it is on a 5-year old for size reference:

Unfortunately, I don't think she liked it.  I gave her the apron and a bunch of other birthday gifts but she said she liked the card best.  SAD TROMBONE!

Oh well!