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We (and by that I mean “I”) finally chose fabrics for the kitchen! I am so excited. The lemon pattern on the far left is for the kitchen curtains. I think it ties in with our yellow pear-shaped placemats beautifully. The striped pattern is to cover the kitchen chair seats. Originially we planned to match the seats to the curtain, but I was afriad it would be too matchy-matchy, so I chose patterns that compliment instead. The pattern on the far right is for I-have-no-idea what. I am currently obsessed with anything and everything related to birds, and so I fell in love with it and had to have it. I think I’ll probably end up using it to make throw pillows for the family room, but we’ll see.

Now. Here is the conundrum. I have never actually made curtains before, have never worked with a pattern, don’t know the first thing about sewing, and while I can run a sewing machine, I can’t do it in a straight line. I have sewn together pillow covers, but what with my lack of sewing skillz and inability to sew in a straight line, they were the World’s Wonkiest Pillow covers and have since been ripped apart at the seams and set aside for use in another project one day in the future. So any suggestions, tips, ideas, you happen to have for me when it comes to these curtains and new pillow covers will be MUCH appreciated. Β Gracias!

Theo Approves

He’s got no thumbs, but he’d really like to help!


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  • ‘Cita

    No, actually….he just wants to sit in your lap.

    • Ha! What he’s really saying is: “If you need anything peed on, I’m the wiener for the job!”

  • LOVE the fabric choices! Those pears are perfect – totally what I was imagining in my head (even though I had said something about florals; that is totally what I was picturing), and you’re right: the others compliment it very well without being matchy matchy! Sadly, I have no sewing advice for you. I am awful at using a machine, and barely passable by hand.

    My mother, however, is great on a sewing machine. She made beautiful quilts for my sisters and I, and recently turned our old CHS theatre sweatshirts into awesome blankets. I’m pretty sure she’s made things like curtains and pillowcases before; she’s super crafty (and so is her sister) – I think they used to sew stuff like this when they were teenagers. Let me know if you want to talk to her. She does live pretty close to you πŸ™‚

    • I would be so shy!! I would feel like I was imposing on her! But maybe you could ask her for me and see what she says?? πŸ˜€

      Um, and I SO want to see photos of this blanket you speak of. It sounds incredible!

  • Dopey LaRue

    If you can’t sew straight you can:
    1. Have the boyfriend or I help you out there πŸ™‚
    2. Buy this stuff from JoAnns that you iron onto the fabric and it like glues together sort of so you don’t have to sew. Its pretty fast and easy…but I don’t know what its called πŸ™‚