Friday, April 3, 2009

sew a little something

In my free time, I've gotten back into sewing and other crafts. I have a 50's era Singer sewing machine that I bought for $25 about 10 years ago, as well as a very small stash of fabric from around that time. Until last spring I hadn't done much sewing since then. Now it is my favorite non-parenting activity, and I think about my projects all the time. I've been lucky to have a husband who supports my habit by doing a lot of Sam-care on the weekends. I don't have as much time as I would like for my crafty pursuits, but I still manage to make something every month or two. My most recent completed project was a curtain for our kitchen window. I spent quite awhile looking for the perfect sunny yellow fabric and never did find it, but I settled for this, and still managed to get the look I was going for with that cute crocheted trim on the bottom (click on photo). Making the curtain would have been much simpler and easier without that trim, as I had to hand-sew it, taking several days, but it was well worth it I think.

Works in progress: A patchwork duvet cover for Sam, a way-overdue birthday gift, and some embroidered flour-sack dishtowels


Miriam said...
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Miriam said...

The curtain you made for your kitchen is lovely....I'll be seeing it and you in real life next week! Looking forward to seeing all of you!

CarrieAlair said...

Wow! I am really impressed Sharon! The curtains look great, and I love the fabric you chose.

Trina said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your happy yellow curtains!!! You're an inspiration! Big hugs ; )