Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's Curtains For Me

I've been making curtains.

Breezy, flowing curtains for the bedroom...
And little checkered numbers for the cabin, complete with a ruffle...
I like the shadows of John's twig arbor showing through the panels in the cabin kitchen window...

I bought the red and tan check fabric at Hobby Lobby which was having a 30% off sale. It was just what I wanted for the cabin, but they had only three yards left, which wasn't quite enough. So I punted with some leftovers that just happened to match and instead of a ruffle, I made a straight band.

I think that what is most satisfying about making things is the problem solving that is always required. Working with what you have on hand, fixing a mistake, making adjustments to fit what your particular needs are--that's kind of fun. If it all goes according to pattern, the victory is a bit hollow. Hmmm, does that say more about my personal psychology than it does about art-making?

Next up: I'm learning to work the band saw and the table saw in John's workshop! Yikes! It's big fun. Big, scary fun. I'm going to take a stab at making some simple things and re-vamping some junk store furniture. Can I have my own TV show yet?

2 comments:

mamawhatthe said...

You know, I have been thinking of doing this same things since we bought our house last spring- and yet... our windows still wear the relics left behind by the previous owner. If anyone tried to profile my personality by my curtains they would be dead wrong! I'm so proud of you for accomplishing this. Shall I send you measurements for my windows?

Meg said...

Thanks! I don't know if I'd trust me to make your curtains yet or not...I'm still learning. You can't see them up close remember! (I heart small pictures:)