Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sewing Curtains...Preparing For A Cold Winter...burrrrrr's that time of year where we are getting our homes ready for the cold winter that is heading our way! I have spent the weekend preparing our many windows in our house! I have made 18 Panels for 9 WINDOWS so far and still have 2 more WINDOWS to go...but ran out of fabric! LOL Man you would think 18 Yards would have been enough! LOL
Here are some pictures of fabric, the sewing station ready to go and the process in which I have been spending most of my time trying to get these bloody things hung up and done!
Here is a great shot of the pattern in the fabric. I just love how they came out!

Pinning is what takes the most time! I wish I had some help with this...hmmmm Did I just see Zan flying on her pig over my house...I thought so! LOL

Look at how they hang. This fabric was a great choice for our home. However, it's really dark in here now...I'm going to have stock up on some candles so we can see! LOL

You can't really see them hanging here...I told you it's dark in here now!
Well, I'm off to buy more fabric for the last 2 curtains that I have to make. Once I'm done with's back in the STUDIO FOR ME to whip up some more Halloween, Creepy Witches. I hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend!


Kaerie Faerie said...

Hey, send some of that cooler weather to Florida, it is still hot, but I'm glad to be home, that is so funny that you are making curtains! Me too, Green curtains for my terrace to block out the afternoon sun, well, back to curtain making
Happy Weekend

Georgina said...

Oh wow, you have to prepare curtains for winter...they're lovely, but what work! It's going to be in the lower 80's today...but I live in far West the desert, so we don't get much cold weather. My husband was offered a job in Denver, but we didn't want any part of that thanks....we're like a couple of lizards who like to lie on a rock and soak up the heat!!! Now there's a visual!!! LOL

Get thyself back into your happy place and have fun...have a great weekend.

Coastal Sisters said...

I love the curtains! I especially love the room with all the wonderful creations displayed so wonderfully!

I can't wait to see what you will be creating :)


Sonia ;) said...

I love big heavey drapes. But mostly I use those in the summer here cuz the heat in TX can make the AC run like constantly...So Sun and lots of it in the windows in the winter cooler months...Dark and heavey in the summer. LOL Funny how its opposite in different regions.


Pattee said...

Wow Michelle Those are beautiful curtains! I'm impressed and I know you weren't feeling good this week either...

I love to see your rooms also ~to know where I'll be next fall : )

Yve said...

Crickey! I'm always moaning about the cold in Wales but preparing our windows for winter just involves shutting them more often!!!

The curtains make the rooms look very snuggly! Our house is so drafty I wouldn't know where to start or end... can you curtain a whole attic for instance? :o)

Sue said...

Beautiful fabric and it drapes wonderfully! Perfect choice Michelle! I don't envy you having to make all these curtains though.....ugh!

As for Dorothy (er, Zan) I think she is still in Kansas LOL


Quilt Works said...

In my studio I made quilts as window curtains. I did it just for run, because I wanted quilts with leaves on the windows during hte winter, and it turned out that they made the room so warm! It really made a huge difference :-)

p.s. I received your letter today! Woo hoo! Should be sending the first one out on Monday!

mermaiden said...

i'm a pinning cheater most of the time- i skip that part :D i'm a sewer and appreciate all the time and effort that went into that huge job!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Thanks guys for all of the wonderful comments here! I am so glad that most of your understand what it takes to prepare for BIG Sewing Project! I am not much of a sewer and let me tell you what, after this project...I so appreciate all of you sewers out there! Enjoy the week and see you next time! Cheers

Alberta said...

What a gorgeous fabric. I made all the curtains for my house, and last year, when I started sewing for the last room, the den, I tried to assign a window to each memeber of the family. Needless to say, they didn't buy into it! I don't enjoy making curtains, but I DO like saving the money, and I'm always pleased with the results because I love to choose my own fabrics. I think yours turned out great.

Marie Patterson Studio said...

That's alot of sewing!

Do drop in for a week of HALLOWEEN fun!


Designs By CK said...

Thanks Michelle & Happy Halloween!!!


Chris (-:

Anonymous said...

They look great, now will you make some for me!?! :)

Zan Asha said...

Girlie, those are some FANTABULOUS curtains!
Wait-a-minute! You assume I sew because of the dollies, but there is mostly a whole lotta cursing and praying during that process! However, I'll come on up for a sewing project anytime!! :)

Hey when you gonna come down here? Halloween would be'd show these NYC yahoos how it's really done! ;)


jacqueline said...

I adore the colors of your new curtains! It's always so fun to make things for your own home. I hope these new curtains keep your lovely home warm! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Pattee said...

Thanks Michelle... you being in the class is a huge plus! I adore you...
: ) get well Ok!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Michelle my Belle!! Your new curtins are fabulous!! The color is warm and the pattern is beautiful!! Is that paisley I see??? I LOVE paisley:)
They sure make your home look cozy and warm, just like you are:)

HUGZ my friend



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