Saturday, August 31, 2013

Getting closer to curtain time...

We have been in this house for almost 3 months and I have yet to made curtain one. And not only do we need curtains for all the windows, upstairs and down, we also need curtains for all the bedroom closets. This very small house with its tiny bedrooms has no closet doors... at least they are not hanging. They are stacked neatly in the basement. I asked the real estate agent, who will list this house in a couple years if we should hang the doors and he didn't think it was an issue either way. Great... this just gives me more opportunities to hang Sew To Speak fabric in the house. No fabric purchases have yet been made for curtains so I plan to blog my way through each room and share with you the transformation.

But I have been sewing... This past weekend I did finally make my step-daughter, Esther a blanket. Esther went back to Otterbein last weekend and I wanted to have it ready for her to take to her dorm. She picked the fabrics back in June and although I loved all of them I wasn't really looking forward to making a blanket from this Echino print. I like it much better in small doses and Esther wanted it as the primary fabric. I did however get super excited about her choice of Anna Maria Horner, Spotted velveteen. She had also picked a black and white polka dot which I had to edit out of the project... too much.  I used this solid Kona "curry" to pull the two fabrics that she really wanted together. This Spotted velveteen was perfect for the back. It is plush, luxurious and warm. Maybe a bit too warm for now but we will move quickly into fall. The velveteen washed beautifully and is soft on the skin. 

As I was planning this blanket I actually thought it would be a duvet cover. Esther informed me that she doesn't really get very cold so the idea of the velveteen and a down comforter seems too heavy. Jim suggested I make the same blanket I made for Sonia's baby, Zoey.... brilliant!! It went together so easily. The size is 50" by 80." The pattern works well small and large. Stop by Sew To Speak if you want the pattern (see last post). 

Today I will bring home 5 yards of white linen. On this long holiday weekend the curtain marathon is about to begin!!

Happy Sewing,

ps... we are having a big sale all week at the shoppe but we are closed Monday, Happy Labor Day.