Monday, May 17, 2010

how to make your own draperies... sort of.


step 1: Bring Ruby lots of tasty snacks. While she eats, Christine and I will get a lot done.


step 2: Buy a large farm table (from the Willows? heehee...). Perfect for cutting fabric and laying out all your project supplies.


step 3: Measu... what?! Ruby's done eating already. Ok. Take a swing break and get some fresh air.


step 4: Feed Ruby again.

What kind of mom brings out such a delicious and thoughtful little tray for lunch? Blueberries, broccoli, hummus, crackers, cheese stick... I am pretty sure I used to just throw PB&J at my kids. Ruby, I sure hope you appreciate that amazing mama of yours.


step 5: Measure and cut your fabric.


step 6: Have your husband cut the wood for the top of the drapes. Oh, he's at work? Just put that project aside with the 10 other half done projects and we'll get back to it later.

Then go sit on the back porch, have a drink and just enjoy being with your daughter and grandchildren. The draperies can (and will) wait.

Oh, my. Look at the time. I need to get home and finish sewing some pillows.
I may need to join a "project addicts anonymous" group...

I do plan on actually showing you how to make these fantastic and super easy window coverings... this day it just wasn't meant to quite get done. Consider this a preview for a "coming soon" post.
happy monday!

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10 comments:

Jeanette said...

Oh dear, when you find that group please forward me their number!

CC said...

Oh, how I love, love, love your attitude! You know you will finish said project but your precious family comes first! Love it!!! :)

I hope Miss Ruby got a nice nap after all of her time "supervising" y'alls project. Tee hee

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Oh my goodness, Ruby is the sweetest thing! Glad y'all were so productive. Still love that room so much with that amazing wood table, and the white cabinetry. Ah, a dream for me. :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love this post! So funny! I have some drapes I need to add fabric to, to lengthen them. With my 13 month old around I don't know how I'm going to get it done! I look forward to seeing your completed drapes the fabric looks so pretty!
p.s. Ruby is adorable!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Ruby is adorable!

Please come visit my blog and see what your sweet daughter-in-law is responsible for. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Libbie said...

What a sweet little girl! & all I know is I am am pretty sure I am glad you are doing the drapes instead of me...but I can't wait to see them! i am sure they will trun out gorgeous!

Auntie Cake said...

That Ruby is a great little helper! She's got her priorities right, eat, swing, eat again! Love it! Good luck with the project!
Kate

Morning T said...

Very cute and yes, I definitely need to join a projects anonymous support group!!
Can't wait to see the real drapery post.
T

BriarRose said...

I look forward to reading your blog...you just have the most beautiful pictures and seem to love what you do. Your shop is delightful. I'm moving back to Phoenix and excited because I can attend more of your Saturday Markets. :) p.s. I'd love to win the sailcloth bag.

Ticking and Toile said...

You are a woman after my own heart! One who freely admits going from project to project to project ;).....seriously Decorating/ Project Making/ idea thinking/remodeling A.D.D. over here!

Just found you thru Morning T...so glad because you are too funny. Anxious to see the curtains.

Your store is beautiful ~ could move right in!

xo,
Shellagh

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