Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Trash to Treasure:: Curtain Call

My sister had a Creamery in the 80's where she sold household items, crafts and country decor. I specifically remember the goose and pineapple themed items that were popular in country decorating at that time. She also had curtain samples. Several years ago, okay 8 years ago, she gave me a box of the curtain samples. The following curtain has lived its life in my head until yesterday.

I simply laid out all the samples, putting like widths together, trimmed them so that they could be sewn in four panels. I top-stitched the panels (to showcase their pretty edges) and then sewed the four panels together.

Conveniently enough there was a valance to top-stitch to the whole piece- it determined my finished size. I had just enough of the eyelet samples to make the above curtain. The trees are my favorite part. I did sew a hankie on and another piece of lace to cover up a stain that I couldn't remove. They have been living in storage for a long time. Now this curtain is rightfully out of my head and on my window. Coincidently I feel a little lighter in the noggin because of it, perhaps now a few new ideas can move in!!


A curtain like this could easily be done with different cuts of eyelet or lace.  I love the sheerness of it, we get great afternoon sun through this window- too much light for a bare window but this will allow it to shine through without rendering us blind and all squinty- quit commical at dinner- but uncomfortable.

Were you wondering about my little blue planter? Formerly known as a stool until it's seat broke.  Do you see it by the wicker planter? barely? Now that is a lot of snow and another snow day for us. 

That is why, my dear Tricia,you get to read yet another post from me.  Well that and I am procrastinating doing my homework.

6 comments:

Allison said...

absolutely beautiful curtain, natasha. very ethereal and inspiring! i love the patchwork and the resourceful handkerchief use.

Storybook Woods said...

Natasha, stunning, really I LOVE it. Clarice

Sweet Shibui Photography said...

YAY!!!! I love all the updates!!! Way to go on two snow days! :-) I like the curtain....it reminds me of what a small peek of the inside of your head might look like...not in the light and airy sense, but in the whimsical and mellow blue sense...

kristin said...

be still my heart!! this is simply charming!! the trees lace is my favorite too.

Felicia said...

It turned out so sweetly delightful. I like the mosaic effect. And I agree that those trees are a fabulous focal point :)

She'sSewPretty said...

That is so pretty! I love eyelet. I've never seen a piece like the tree panel.

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