Before I put away my sewing machine after making hundreds of feet of ruffled, dyed crepe paper, I stitched up some curtains for the studio. I'm not much of a sewer, and don't enjoy doing it. I don't like to pin things, or iron them like you should before sewing. I don't measure. I just wing it. And this was such a simple project, winging it was just fine.
Although, from looking at my table, you'll have to wonder how I ever had space to sew these.
Basically, it is a table topper almost as wide as the window, a square shape that has cut up doilies patched onto it. The bottom is two ends cut off a runner and sewed to the bottom of the table topper, and a few other doilies were chopped up to add on.
I thought it would be much more elaborate, but when I got to this point, I kind of liked it and stopped. There was a big pile of doilies on the table waiting to be added, but I'll save those for something else. I'd thought I'd have more of a patchwork, all over design, but I'm happy with just a few small added bits over one big piece.
The curtain was too short, so I hung the rod lower, making the bottom of the curtain hit the sill. The panel wasn't wide enough, so I hung a vintage, white cotton, ruffle curtain on each side.
But I don't want you to think I did this all alone. I had a helper.
Sugarwings came by to visit and offered to cut up and stitch doilies together. She likes hand sewing, unlike me. I don't do it unless forced. But she is pretty happy sewing together anything on her desk. When given some embroidered pieces to work with, she really had a blast.
Especially since it was her first day with her new glasses. These are reading glasses, the same type of drugstore magnifying lenses that I use.
She has constantly tried to sneak my glasses away from me when she is in the studio. I honestly thought it was just part of her 'artist costume'. Because for this kid, it's all about the costume for what ever you are doing.
I'd always told her that wearing other people's glasses could give you a headache and she had to take them off. Who knew that these were exactly what she needed and she wasn't just play acting when she wore mine?