Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
My parents came for a visit last weekend. It was nice to spend some quality time with them and cook a little for them. My super industrious mother and I made curtains for all the windows in the house!
Here is the window in my sewing room. Note the fabulous view. This valance was made with a funky fabric I'm pretty sure I got at the Cancer Garage Sale last year. We also hung up these blinds. I am so loving this room! And I love that we used all this fabric from my stash. And eventually if we have kids or decide we want something different, I can just make new curtains.
We did go and buy fabric for the rest and I have to say we did a great job in the purchasing department. Joann Fabrics is one of my favorite stores because you can use their 40% off coupons on non-sale items. They were already having a Veterans Day sale and all drapery fabric was 50% off. It was $40/yard regular price so we would've paid $20/yard for everything. We looked but nothing jumped out at me.
Then we took a field trip to SR Harris. Dave drove us because it was rush hour by the time we headed out there. They put monthly coupons in the paper or you can print them online. All their drapery fabric was $20/yard on the tag and then everything is always 50% off the tag price so it was actually $10/yard. The featured coupon this month was luckily all regular $20 drapery fabric for $8.49/yard instead of the $10 price. We bought fabric for the downstairs living room window, the downstairs walkout sliding door and our bedroom. All told we spent a total of $140. I was pleased.
This is a terrible picture of our bedroom curtain. We hung a blind and curtain rod up in this window and then made these batik panels. Eventually I will get around to making a tie-back for these panels. I have an experiment I want to try involving a knitted beaded I-cord.