Good Monday morning all.
What a busy weekend. My Home Decor Swap was a big success (more on that later).
I even got a project done.
A project born out of my insecurity, and the panic that ensues whenever my friends and acquaintances that I hope will become friends are coming over to my house. Anyone know why this happens? Care to psychoanalyze me? (don’t answer that)
I worry about what they’ll think. Will they walk in and wonder why the girl with the home decor blog doesn’t have window treatments in her family room?
Probably not, but I made some anyway. While my family cleaned the house.
I shopped at my favorite fabric stores, JoAnn’s and Home Depot. I bought a 9×12 canvas drop cloth and 2 yards of this Waverly damask pattern. It was 50% off, thank goodness. I would have liked a wider border, but my budget thought that 12 inches was JUST RIGHT.
I cut the drop cloth in half, then realized it would have been easier to buy two of the 6×9 size. I’m smart like that.
I got LOTS of practice sewing straight seams, then decided that crooked seams are more decorative.
You with me here?
Here’s a close-up of the border. I might add some trim, haven’t decided yet.
No rod pocket here. I just clipped the top of the drop cloth. This technique is especially helpful if you hang the curtains and realize that they’re JUST A LITTLE too long. You can fold over the top to adjust. So I’ve heard.
So…did I feel more confident with curtains on my windows when my friends arrived?
Not really, ‘cuz I only got one panel done in time. They loved me anyway. When will I learn?
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