Thursday, August 6, 2009

I can SEW!!!!

I have some lovely red curtains that are very long and go from the top of the window to the floor. I also have 2 crazy children who play in my curtains. As a result, my curtains only lasted a few days before being ripped out of the wall. So, I tucked away my lovely red curtains (for a few months) until this week when I decided to use those floor length curtains to make valances. I cut them all up and managed to have enough material to "dress" 4 windows. I not only love the splash of color they give to my white walls, but I feel so proud of myself for being able to use something I already had and make it work better for my family. I have also started to really enjoy baking and bread making and I think I could have made it as a pioneer woman. Just think, they didn't have to worry about money...there was none. Maybe I was born in the wrong time. Regardless, I sewed my lovely red curtains and they make me smile every time I look at them. I also used an old bedskirt to sew curtains for the girls' window in their room. Now I feel like I could conquer the world with my sewing machine! (But only if I have my mom to refer to for measurements and technical support!)


  1. These are awesome Celeste! Wow! I think you need to come do my windows. I can paint and hang pictures but when it comes to windows I'm clueless, but obviously you aren't. They are great! I need to come see them in person.

  2. They look awesome! That is so cool you were able to use what you already had and make it work for so many windows! They look great!

  3. Go pioneer woman of the 21st century!!! I totally agree that it feels so good to make something from something you already have. well done!! I like the color too :-)