The next 30 days I will be doing this once again.
I thoroughly enjoyed this activity last Fall and crave looking at my day through a new set of eyes.
Hope you all can drop by…
Happiness is making a simple crostata (love this book) using apples and blueberries from the summer. A total stress relief during a busy week.
Oh yeah, and having your guests enjoy the treat is a plus too.
I’ve been sort of lame with posting and not responding to people’s comments like I should. Sorry. I’ve been consumed with life and hope to have some more time in this part of the universe soon…I like this part of the world.
Oh, it was so gratifying to freshen up my living room curtains this week.
Not only did I experience the joy in snipping all these annoying strings off my curtains, but I was able to make these fun ties with scrap fabric…at no cost.
To be honest, I have been on the hunt for fabric and just have not seen anything I like…I’m not a “drape” girl with tassles and pleats, but I do like something on my windows to add a touch of sophistication.
When my IKEA curtains started breaking one by one (the strings snapped), I knew my 5 year stint with them was up. Sure, IKEA is pretty cheap, but when you multiply 7 curtains there is a bit of a cost involved. I purchased our linen window covers when we first moved into our house and they just fit perfectly into our quirky sized old windows.
ANYWAY, I was mentioning my dilemna to my smart husband and he suggested I used ribbons to roll up the fabric. Since I was not finding fabric I liked other than plain natural linen…like I already HAD! I liked his idea, but of course needed to involve something more, well, involved.
I basically cut blocks of fabric, sewed them into strips, finished one raw edge and folded the other edge under.
I love them! I also am jazzed that I used what I had!
So there- that’s what I have been up to. Just trying to get the house in order before winter hits and our windows will be what connects us to the outside.