** Giveaway closed **
I promised I'd post about this in a separate post a couple of days ago then promptly forgot... ooops... sorry (because I'm sure you all totally missed it didn't you!)
Anyway, this week I've had the privilege of hubby home from work during the week for an extra 3 days. We did nothing but rest & spend time together as a family... it was great!
But since we were home, with nothing much to do, it was time to tackle a few mundane jobs that we've both been putting off! Like in his case tidying the shed... and in my case more organizing of my sewing room... (like actually sorting stuff out - not just hiding it in the drawers and forgetting about it!)
One of those little niggly jobs that I've been putting off is making myself a curtain to protect my fabric. Now while there's nothing I love more in my sewing room than gazing lovingly at this fine stack of fabric and daydreaming about all the lovely things that I could make with it...
Now that I've moved into my new space, it's unfortunately right in front of the window. While we have the shutters up for winter, the room gets quite a bit of afternoon sun (the time when I'm in there working with the blinds open) so I was a little concerned about it getting too much light and therefore fading. Quite frankly that would suck! (I know it appeared before like it was in between 2 windows - but one of those had a car port over, the other had a huge veranda - so seriously it was the darkest dingiest corner of the house & I didn't think fading could be even a remote possibility!)
So it really does need a curtain to protect it now.... B.o.r.i.n.g!
Anyway I made myself do it. As per usual it was painless once I got going and only actually took about 10 minutes (well for me anyway - took Neil significantly longer to create the perfect hanging method LOL...)
All I did was double over a spare (poly-cotton) sheet that we had lurking in the cupboard. Cut off the extra length at the top. Double over a tab at the top to feed the hanging wire through - and wallah - finished! (Helped that I cheated and made the most of all the hems already on the sheet!)
Nowhere near as fun to look at :(
... But then it occurred to me that it could double as a design wall...
That made me somewhat happier!!
I've found since that it also has a 3rd benefit... that is keeping littlest rascal from constantly playing with my fabric. Out of sight out of mind I guess (for now anyway)...
Have you got your fabric/other precious crafty stuff protected from the sun?
If not then perhaps it could be time...?
And now the part that I'm sure you all skimmed too ;)
Today I'm giving away 2 delicious fat quarters in my favourite colour, by two of my favourite designers.... - See I promised they weren't all uglies lol....
|(ok if you think these are ugly you are not allowed to play!)|
and Butterfly something-er-other by Michael Miller (that's the official name obviously ;) ) in of course BLUE...
Check here for the rules/how tos...
Closes this Friday so you have all week to enter blah blah blah
Maybe today you could tell me your favourite fabric...
Right... off to fix the disaster that was last nights sewing session. That requires a trip to Spotlight for more elastic right when they've got 40% off cut fabric - oh dear - wish me luck getting out with just elastic!!