It’s time to get all shady up in here. With curtains that is. I pulled out the ol’ sewing machine yesterday and didn’t stop until these were made:
Oh, and these retro lovelies for the kitchen. I think there’s a theme emerging and I am in desperate need of a black cat clock for the wall to get the 50s vibe in full swing. Would visitors find the eyes a bit creepy? Possibly.
I got the crafting bug real bad and when the energy hit I just didn’t want to stop until it was all knocked out. The hubs could see it in my eyes; they were all crazy looking like nothing was going to stand between me and that sewing machine. I took the same route as the last time I created these easy cafe curtains using this tutorial.
For the burlap curtain, I used roughly 3 1/2 yards, and this is literally how simple I made it:
1. Fold your piece of burlap in half so that it covers your window at exactly the length and width you want to achieve.
2. Hang your burlap sheet on your curtain rod so that the crease is on top. use pins to mark where you will sew to create your rod pocket.
3. Sew straight across and then slip your rod in the nice, tailored hole you’ve made.
4. All done. I just used some leftover fabric to create my tie but some chevron store bought ribbon would do nicely as well.
I think I was sewing for like four hours straight which doesn’t seem like it should be exhausting but for this prego lady it sure was. I hear all these ladies say they never felt better than when they were pregnant. I don’t feel horrible (I’ll never complain again after the first trimester) but I do lose my breath easily, which I’m not used to. I’m still fitting in some long walks but running is rare although I do occasionally find the will power to jog part of the way home, or toward ice cream; that’s really what I’m after and what I will actually get moving for.
The little guy is kicking up a storm and I’ve started talking to him all the time, jabbering on and on in my car and hoping no one notices. It’s hard not to when it actually seems like he responds at times. He’ll sort of kick back if I make my voice really high and poke at him a bit. Too bad I have a horrible memory for nursery rhymes so I sing the same thing over and over again. It’s like being stuck in the “It’s a small world” ride at Disney 24/7 around these parts. Poor Matt – who has now memorized half our baby books and could probably sing 10 different nursery rhymes he remembers from preschool alone. He has one of those annoying super human memories.
That’s alright. I’m happy to sing the same lines over and over again as we get this house in order. You might have noticed a tiny peek at our newly painted kitchen cabinets. YES, it actually happened! I’m just straightening out some pull issues and should have the final photos up by next week at the latest. Things are coming together!