Monday, 20 April 2009

Finished Curtains

Here they are finally! And now another roll of fabric awaits me, 3 Roman blinds to make will post pictures soon.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Piped Tie-backs

It's the weekend and time to get the sewing machine out again, I'm always a bit lazy with tiebacks and end up buying ropes or tassle's, I decided to make a classic piped tie back, I always think piping looks so smart, hopefully the pole will be up tomorrow and I can hang the curtains and post the final pic!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Bank Holiday Monday Project

Well I've been nagged for months to make these curtains for my mother so I thought as the weather was so bad I'd get started. I had been wanting to make the Goblet heading with a gathered base as opposed to a pleated base for ages, but previous attempts had led to too much snapped cotton and muttered curses, I realised this time if I didn't carry the buckrum all the way down to the base of the pleat it would gather more easily, and it seems to have worked, not perfect but I think i'm getting the hang of it. I will post more pics in the next few days when they have been fitted.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Geffrye Museum

Well I am ashamed to say that I had never even heard of the Geffrye Museum, I only came across it's name on a blog I was reading of an American lady, to think I was born and bred in the UK with a love of Interior design and I had never even heard of the place! So with nothing else to do this morning we decided to have a look! Well it was much smaller than I had imagined, but what was there was very good, basically room settings dating from the 17th Century until the 21st, I took loads of pics, and have attached a few that feature window treatments as that is my main interest, I also bought a great book called 'The book of the Edwardian & Interwar House' great photography and some amazing looking rooms, in fact that's what I'm going to do now! I Hope you are all having a great easter!.