Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another Successful Project!

I finally got my new sewing machine out. Now, I know I got this well before Christmas, it was my gift from the boys. But I could not use it until after Christmas. Nuts! I wanted it, I was like a kid, couldn't wait to use it.

Yes, I know it is 3 weeks since Christmas, and I finally took it out of the box to do something with it. I had looked at it, and I read the manual, so I knew what to do. But Saturday I took it out, made a bobbin, threaded the machine and decided that I was gonna sew. And there was no one standing in my way.

I bought material when the store in town was going out of business. I knew that I wanted to do something in the Master bath, but I wasn't sure of what I really wanted to do. I knew that that nasty wallpaper would have to come down. Ok, we got that done. That was the easiest wallpaper that I have ever taken down. The boys pitched in and in no time that pieced together patch job was taken down. I am now left with a cream color bathroom with some holes that needs to be filled and sanded. That will have to wait until Frebruary before I can get to the painting. And the color, well, I am not really sure yet what color I want in there. I am picky about it, because I have to live with it. And I would rather do it right the first time then have to go through that all over again.

So, I have this material that I just loved. And it was all about finding the time to make something that is worth while.

I started with this, you have seen it already:

Now the daunting task of using my imagination and what I wanted to do and how much work was to be put in it.

I got this far and thought about stopping,
but I have a plan, yes, I have a plan on what I thought would be good to make this a completed project. I have made curtains before for Eric's room and a shower curtain for the other bathroom, so I really didn't want to do something along the same line. But it turns out that I did something similar to Eric's room. Although on a much smaller scale. This was much easier than 80" curtains that I made for Eric's room. Trust me, to tackle that again is not something I look forward to. But PJ needs curtains, and he has 2 80" windows in his room.
I ended up with this.
I still have somethings to do with them. I don't care for the spring rod holding the curtains. So, I am on the lines of getting a cafe rod and then mount that right next to the bracket that holds the topper. The topper, I do believe that I will tack it somewhere on the side so that way it stands out better. The interfacing makes it rather stiff, so I am really pleased with that.

Well, I am so happy that I have a new machine. My first new machine. I always had something that someone handed down to me. Ok, so it is a simple machine that has nothing fancy on it, but it is mine. And as long as I can sew, I am happy with it.
Now, on to my next project! I had this material to make a little girl's dress and I have the perfect little girl to make it for. I have started it, and I will have it done by the end of the week.

Oh! I am just so excited about all of this!!!