I have been wanting to make curtains for our kitchen since we moved in. Why you ask? Well we live on the main street in town, so privacy is kind of an issue. But it's a kitchen, do you really need that much privacy for a 2nd floor kitchen? No. Do I cook naked? No. Heck, I don't cook at all. I don't need privacy, but I did need something to block the view of 10,000 spiders.
That might be a bit of an exudation, but seriously the spiders are huge and there are lots of them. Whenever one dies another two take its place! There is a street light right outside the window and several google searches have taught me that where there is light at night, there are bugs, and where there are bugs there are spiders. Bleck!
I needed to do something about it. A few weeks ago I bought some snazzy eyelet cream fabric at Joann's, with a coupon of course, and a few tension rods. Let's just say that work seems to follow me home and training for a marathon kind of takes a lot of time and well I haven't had much time to sew, and it seemed as if I forgot how to sew a straight line. All of the curtains are crooked, some are accidentally sewed inside out. Oops. Just like the cabinets in my newly painted kitchen, please don't look too closely at the curtains in the windows.
They serve their purpose; hide the yucky spiders.
Charlie and I spent almost an hour trying to find the perfect fabric for a valance to match our kitchen, when we finally decided to give up we spotted this fabric on the way out the door. Does that ever happen to you? I like that feeling.
Here's a close up. It's Mary Englelbreit.
Now all we have left to do in the kitchen is hang up some pictures or that clock, or something, we can't decide. At this rate we'll be moving out before the whole apartment is decorated.
This is my first post on the Sew N Tell in a very long time and I am glad to be back.