Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Demiun Rug, Finally the finished product

I did a post about how i was making a denim rug, like the one from Good Luck Charlie( click here to see) It seams to have sparked quite a bit of interest so i decided it was high time i deliver the final product.
This project took on a life of its own. Birdie suggested that i "decorate it", "draw some swirls", and "put one of those right there.' So i did my best to bring her vision to life. I used ribbon,  decorative thread, paint, markers and appliques to dress it up. It was actually a lot fun.
I sewed it together much like you would a quilt only i chose not to back it or use batting. It was quite thick and cumbersome when i was all done and although i had every intention of backing and binding i vetoed that when i remembered that eventually(probBLy with in days) it would need to be washed.
After placing it on her new vinyl tile floor i was not really happy with the feel of it, so I ordered a rug pad from Overstock. It has been working well and Birdie and her friends are thrilled with it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer Photo Post

School is back in session and summer has slowed its pace. This is both joy and pain. i oddly miss my screaming happy while smiling sadly girls,  the quiet in my house is down right frightening.

Friday, May 27, 2011

{This Monent}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What Have I Been Doing?

Balloon Shades

More Balloon shade making (beautiful isn't it)

A not quite finished but almost balloon curtain
(only picture i had)

A Balloon curtain
in the making

And many more drapery projects that i did not take pictures of. I made a few bucks, stressed myself out(not on these two), and drove my family crazy(thanks mom),but here i am now and this is what i am doing.

I promised Birdie that when a break came from my drapery work that i would redo her hodge-podge bedroom(i made a lot of promises that fell through).  She decided on some fabric, I am very excited with her choice check it out here LINK.  And so Nana is now toiling away at a quilt and i am on the first phase of the redo--brainstorming.
A curtain for the long window.

two drapes for the closet (we took the doors down, they take up to much space and never get closed)

Here's what I've got so far:

A denim rug (yeah, i know it wasn't part of the plan). This baby is Birdies idea , inspired by Good Luck Charlie, thanks so much Disney Channel. 

Although i  have a bit of a mess going, putting the rug together has been really fun. Birdie has been full of fun ideas to personalize our creation, which is making it take longer than anticipated, but still fun. I used my old singer 185j to piece the rug and she glided easily over those thick seams while singing that sweet  humming song, gotta love an old singer. I hope to keep you posted on our progress.

Whats next: a desk(creigslist find), a head board and foot board (garage sale find), paint and more paint, and oh yeah the curtains( that is where we started isn't it).


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