Thursday, 10 February 2011

Brighten the day

Earlier on in the week, the weather was glorious - hope you had plenty of sunshine and blue skies too?

I didn't quite realise what a difference a sunny day does to my mood.  It's been so yucky for so long you get sucked into feeling exactly how the weather is.  Maybe age has something to do with it?!

Anyway, I thought I would brighten up this damp and dreary day (hopefully) by showing you my completed curtains - yippee.

I'm really pleased with them and unlike the hall curtain where squares were made up of multiple triangles, I went for a more simpler square.  I never find constructing and sewing it the problem, or indeed the tabs at the top, it's the laying out, measuring and cutting of the lining.  Each curtain is big and laid out took up most of the lounge floor so you can imagine trying to do the lining was a little tricky.

I was then worried about making the other curtain not exactly the same length as the other one, but after lots of cussing and sweaty palms, I got there.  I've also repainted the room so it's very cheery.  The other 3 males in the house don't like the colour - tough really.

Lastly, my bargain vintage lucite rosebud necklace off Ebay.  The photo doesn't show clearly the lovely shade of green it is unfortunately.

I'll sign off now till next week - it's Master Jack's 9th birthday on Wednesday and we've got a little party this weekend for him so my head will be full of baking, wrapping and clearing up!

Have a good weekend!


**Anne** said...

Look at all those pretty colours and patterns in your curtains. Very, very cheery.
Good luck with the b'day party.
Anne xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Those curtains look really really good - so pretty - ignore the males! Lovely necklace too :) Yes, a sunny day here the other day perked me up, but now it's gone back to dull and grey :( Hope the birthday goes well!

Florrie said...

I love your bright and cheery curtains, I had the same idea for making some for my bathroom........need to get on with it.
florrie x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Love those curtains! The colours are so light and pretty. The one I did in my dinning room was tricky. I found the patch work went fine until I started putting the large squares together. And getting the linning right was hard too. I think I prefer working on smaller scale things! lol.

Hope your son has a wonderful 9th birthday for next week. And lots of fun is had.


Lynn said...

Sarah - I just love love love those curtains :)

Nattie said...

I LOVE the curtains! So full of spring colouring and pretty x
have a fun weekend! x
Nattie x

swedishouse said...

Hej Sarah
Thank you always for your lovely comments :D
SNOW here and minus -15 at 7 am this morning...Sweden has a severe weather warning at the moment grrr...
I have done my workout shovelling snow
Now for some hot chocolate and blog time hehe!
Your curtains are beautiful and LOVE your spring flowers
Have a lovely weekend

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Sarah, those curtains are exquisite! I adore them! I must really get to grips with patchwork. I started cutting out the squares but then gave up because none of the squares seemed to go well with eachother. I think I had too many colours and patterns. I see that you've kept to a simple pink and green theme. Maybe that's the answer - stick to a simple colour theme!

Sorry, Sarah, went off on a tangent there! Love the necklace. I'm a big fan of green!

Serenata said...

Very pretty curtains, just what is needed to brighten a horrible wet day. The necklace is very pretty as well. HOpe the party goes well in the weekend!

KC'sCourt! said...

LOVELY Curtains they are are wonderful. Very pretty necklace
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

melanie said...

I love your curtains, they are gorgeous :) xxx

PinkCat said...

Gorgeous curtains - it looks lovely and cheery. x

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

Love these curtains, it's so refreshing to see a bit of colour after the long dull winter. Spring is just around the corner :o) Hannah x

delia hornbook said...

Oooohhhh i love your curtains what gorgeous colours to such a clever idea they look smashing. I know what you mean about the weather affecting your mood i feel the same ;-) beautiful necklace to, happy birthday for your son, enjoy your weekend, dee x

RubyTed said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I found it harder to try doing just a line of crochet, as my chains are a tad uneven at the moment. I think a blanket out of little squares is all I'm capable of right now.

What a wonderful blog you have! I've just sat down with a cup of tea reading a few backposts, and I've loved it!

Those curtains are fab! I adore the fabric!

Ruby xx

Alix said...

Your curtains are fab! What a lovely way to be able to constantly gaze upon favourite fabrics. I too was wrestling with a sitting room floor full of curtain yesterday to get lining and curtain together, so I'm right there with you on that!

bellaboo said...

Your curtains are lovely ..and men..pfff,what do they know! Haven't made any curtains for years,but I remember how tricky the lining bit was.Hope you all have a smashing party for Jack. :0)

Florence and Mary said...

Gorgeous curtains!

When I finally get myself sorted in the flat I need to make a curtain for my front door!

Victoria xx

Mimi and Tilly said...

Beautiful curtains, very fresh and cheery! Em xx

mother of purl said...

Fabulous curtains- perfect for Spring! Love the tulips too xx

sylviesgarden said...

They are so pretty. The colours and so spring like and cheery.
I hope you have a great weekend. Happy birthday to Master Jack.

Jenny said...

gorgeous curtains, love the soft pastel colours, so pretty! I'm not a very accomplished curtain maker but I do remember the trickiness of getting the lining just right, well done they look great! xx

clare said...

Those cutains are gorgeous the colour combo..well done!! I know how you feel with 3 males in the trying to make parts of our house a little more girly...but its soooo

Hope you all have a lovely weekend...and happy birthday master jack xxx
clare@weekend crafter xx

Tabbyroo said...

I love the curtains, that is a great colour combination Linda:)

Tabiboo said...

I love your curtains - such beautiful pastel colours.

It's been grey here most of the week but we're still hoping for some weekend sunshine.

take care,

Nina x

Penelope said...

Oh what delightful curtains, such pretty colours too. I hope and pray we have some more sunshine here on the south east coast, I'm fed up with grey gloom. Your sprink flowers have cheered me up though xox hope you have a happy birthday weekend, Enjoy! xox

Maaike said...

Gorgeous curtains! Wonderful colours, it turned out really great.
Love, Maaike

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Those curtains look gorgeous :0)
They are so pretty.

fee~bee said...

lovely curtains they are so pretty they go really nicely with the green walls
xx fee

ahomespunyear said...

Lovely curtains...such pretty fabrics. And I have trouble making just plain ones! Know what you mean about dealing with all that fabric. I always end up crawling round on the floor to cut then out.