Tuesday, March 10, 2009
We live in a house that is supplied as a part of my husbands work package - rent free - So I feel I can't complain too loudly - BUT maintenance issues are an ongoing problem. Every room in our house has vertical drapes - 99% of them are broken and damaged and if they are not already damaged you only have to open them or try to close them - for another one to peel off - not good :(
My family bought me a sewing machine for Christmas so it was time to put it to good use :) This morning I woke up and made a decision that I was sick of waiting for someone to get around to fixing the vertical drapes in our house...so I would make curtains. Only problem with that is I have never made curtains in my life but I am pretty proud of my efforts.
I picked the twins room to make my first set of curtains for a couple of reasons... I had this helicopter material in my stash. Originally I was going to make them some shorts but I doubted my ability to manage to get the pattern cut out with the helicopters all facing the right direction so curtains was a perfect choice. I couldn't stuff up :)
Even though they do not look it - they are both the same size - I fluked it :) I have had to hang them up using elastic as the vertical drape rails are still up... and even though I have ask hubby to ask - I doubt I will get anyone out here to fit curtain rods anytime soon.
BUT My 2 little men LOVE their helicopter curtains - As does hubby :) So I guess thats the main thing :)
Now the girls want some :) I looked through my stash and didn't seem to have anything suitable so... when it doubt - the answer is always found with a bit of retail therapy :)
I just went to ebay and purchased this material from ebay.
I was a bit worried that it was a little too young for Miss almost 15 but she loves it. PHEW! Problem solved :) So sometime in the near future you will see a photo of this cute fabric as curtains for my daughters :)
That leaves the lounge area... and our bedroom - decisions decisions. Tomorrow I might go have a look in our little craft shop and see what is there... otherwise I might phone www.spotlight.com.au and have a chat to the mail order ladies .... this is how I ended up with the helicopter stash in the first place :) I love shops that let you shop from home... it makes living in a remote area easier to deal with :)