Whilst I was trying to take photos of my newly made curtains, I went and took a couple of pictures of the garden (I do love the Japanese Anemone). It has been raining a lot since the school holidays started last week. Nice one, thanks very much.
Taking photgraphs of curtains is tricky. They do need to be slightly closed in order to see them but then half your light is gone. I gave up and accepted that most of the pictures were rubbish pictures.
Here they are.
Making these curtains involved lots of late night sewing sessions. They were straightforward to make especially since they had stripes I could follow. Hand sewing the hems was the most time consuming bit.
The gather is not that full but I couldn’t afford to buy twice as much fabric. I don’t think it’s much of an issue. I used a very helpful tutorial. Without it, I wouldn’t have known about ‘returns’ or how to make the hem properly.
I made two pairs for the front room and a single curtain for the front door. It all feels much brighter and cleaner now. Making things is fun!
Anyway, I’m off to go and sulk now, I got stung by a wasp this afternoon (on my left ring finger). It really flipping hurts and has left me in danger of throwing some kind of tantrummy strop.
I’m not sure how much crafting will ensue now that the holidays are here. Hopefully I will still be here but maybe not as often. I dunno.
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Ouch, I hope the sting soon eases! The curtains look great. It’s some time since I made curtains. It really is a shame that the weather has turned now the children are off but it’s only week one, I’m hoping that with six weeks we get some good weather 🙂 x
Thank you. I hadn’t been stung since i was a kid and I’d forgotten that they hurt. A lot.
Hopefully the sun will come out soon!!
Curtains look great. Hope your finger is feeling better.
My whole hand swelled the next day! No crafting for me 🙁 Better today, thankfully.