Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Window Dressing: Part One

A good part of my day yesterday was devoted to sewing, something that I wish I would do more of. All of our windows have blinds, but I really wanted to put up curtains to make our apartment feel more homey. I found all of our fabric on clearance at Jo-Ann's. For those of you who know me, I'm all about finding a good bargain. The fabric was only $3/yard!
For the kitchen I picked out a blue and green paisley print that also has bits of yellow to match the yellow on the walls. I opted for cafe curtains and then added tabs to the top. Here's the before and after:

Next task... the living room.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Don't you just love NY in the Fall?

The leaves are changing, time for snuggling up on the couch drinking warm apple cider, and pumpkins! Here he is; a cute little guy. He was supposed to have a little leaf on the top, but I thought that made him look like an apple. This pattern also came from lionbrandyarn.com.
I may have to take a little crocheting break. My husband keeps asking me about the curtains I said I'd make last month. Whoops! So many projects so little time, right?
Enjoy the lovely Fall weather!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I present- Owl

I remember in college staring at the computer screen trying to figure out how to start writing a paper. Eventually you type, keep typing, reread what you wrote, delete half of it and keep going. Here I find myself in the same boat; how do I start my first post... maybe I'll show you my latest project.
I present- Owl.  I found her on lionbrandyarn.com where anyone can register for free and get great patterns for knitting, crocheting and felting. She was my second attempt; number one didn't look so cute. These cute little stuffed animals are pretty easy to hook up (get it? crochet... you use a hook... hook up) Next in line- pumpkins.