Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I'm going to be a total tease about this and not give you the full picture of things until they are farther along. I don't know about you, but when I have a new sewing project like this I am so afraid to make that first cut into new fabric. I think the whole thing to death. So this time, I just did it, I cut and sewed the first set of curtains, and so far, I kind of like them.
But then, I am hedging my bets by telling myself that even if I don't love them when they are done, I can redo them into something else, like just valences over sheers. I'm going to feel free to play with this make-over. So far, amount spent is a whopping $5.00 for the bolt of fabric. I tore the lining out of the old drapes (a mistreatment worthy of the Nester) and sewed them into these. No extra cost there! I'm going to keep a tally on my sidebar of the money spent on this project. I hope to make a great bedroom out of thin air and not much more. Stay with me on this, I think the challenge is one I'm up to:>)

35 comments:

  1. I'm LOVING what I see so far!!!

    Have fun...

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  2. You just go for it, sweetpea! I have no doubt you can do this. If I can do what I've been doing at my age, you will have this done quickly! I, however, am taking foreverrrrrr just to hang the silly "frou frou fluff" on the walls.........Sigh.......
    Smoochies,
    Connie

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  3. Very pretty so far! Thanks for the sneak peek!
    Have a great day!
    Kim

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  4. I'm the same way with new fabric Kathy. That's why I have so much in my closet. I think and rethink, then buy and rethink some more.

    Your room is going to be so nice you'll want to curl up in there all the time. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Gretchen

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  5. I am definitely along for the ride. I believe you are up for it, too.

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  6. Oh Kathy.....You're such a tease!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out! :-)

    -Liz

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  7. Oh, a tease, OK :)
    I love making things out of "thin air". It is rewarding!
    Hugs,
    mary

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  8. I love your curtains! So feminine and cottage-y! I always hate to cut into fabric too. That's why I never go for the expensive stuff. Too scary for me!
    Brenda

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  9. LOVE them!!! It will be lots of fun to see just what you come up with. I'm sure it will be beautiful!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  10. I love it....that fabric is to die for!!!!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  11. Oh Yes! I am LOVING them! They look wonderful Kathy and I can't wait to see the whole thing. You are a wizard at making this project for only $5~~
    xo
    P

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  12. I can't wait to see it all done. I love your morning glory I have some on my back fench, but I love the way it looks on the house.
    Take care,
    ginger

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  13. So much more fun than going out and spending a fortune! (to me...) They look so pretty :) I love the lace. And the Nester...what a great blog that is.

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  14. Oh, things are looking very romantic I think! I love the lacey backdrop with this fabric.

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  15. Looks fabulous already!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  16. Hi Kathy...

    Thanks for your visit and comment about Credit Card Fraud.

    Yes...each and every time we've gotten one of these calls, Tom calls his grown son and talks to him about the problem...just about 2 weeks ago...he talked to him again and told him he'd have to report him for Credit Card Fraud ~ is there anything else we need to be aware of. He blatantly LIED!! Not the first time ~ not the last!

    He told Tom...nope, no more cards.

    I really don't think he even knows how much he's gotten his dad and me in hock for!!!

    Jan

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  17. oooo, good grief...these are going to be breathtaking, I can already tell. The fabric is so beautiful!
    Cutting the lining out is a stroke of genius...I wound't have thought of it! You go, girl!
    love ya, bj

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  18. OHHHHHH Kathy!!! I love that fabric!!! So romantic! $5.00 for the whole bolt?? WOW! And using the lining from the other curtains??? PERFECT idea!!

    Big Hugs,
    Amy

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  19. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the look you're putting together. Can't wait to see the rest. ~Adrienne~

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  20. Those drapes are pretty!
    Pamela
    Mt Pleasant MI

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  21. They look gorgeous!

    Can't wait to see the rest!

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  22. I Believe the curtain are going to look pretty and just perfect.Can't wait to see the finished project...keep sewing :)
    Warmly, Deb

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  23. Very pretty! Just have fun with it! cherry

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  24. Kathy, this looks beautiful already. I just love that material over the sheers. I have been busy visiting Vermont and spending the last hours before school begins with my girls. This week they are both away, so I can catch up with seeing what everybody is doing. Stopped by here first, and saw your glorious window. I love it!! Karen

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  25. Hi Kathy, it is looking fabulous so far. Can't wait to see more.
    Alison

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  26. Hi Kathy...you won my giveaway little charm. please send me your address. lm.sm@comcast.net Laurie

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  27. Kathy

    Want to see what you are up to!

    Congrats on your win!

    Tara

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  28. Hello ~ hope all is well and that you have a lovely week, Kathy.
    Hugs ~ Alexandra

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  29. Pretty and very fresh-looking but soothing too.

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  30. don't forget to send me your address. Laurie

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  31. This looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see the rest of it. I'm sure it will be absolutely beautiful!
    Patricia :o)

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  32. This looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see the rest of it. I'm sure it will be absolutely beautiful!
    Patricia :o)

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  33. This looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see the rest of it. I'm sure it will be absolutely beautiful!
    Patricia :o)

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