Thursday, January 12, 2012

making my own curtains







Hi everyone .... just wanted to show you what I've been up to ..... sewing and ironing and hanging curtains !
I just did NOT want to buy 'normal store' curtains . I wanted to make my own .
so
for a long time I've been looking at seaangels blog ..... I've been inspired !
I went through my stash of old linens and doilies .
This suits my house ... since my whole house is sort of strange [ different ]. It's all tag sale finds [repainted furniture, creepy doll heads , colored glass and of course ....JERRY ]
I still have so much to do ... I have to paint walls , paint the windows , do more fussing and rearranging .
but this is how it looks now . These photos aren't great , but you get the idea .
I bought the stained glass window a few years ago for $45.00 . It's suspended from hooks .
When I bought it , I had no place for it ....... until .... my new WINDOW !!!!

visit seaangels blog
and posy too !
there's so many great blogs , but these are just two [ of the many ] that I like very much.

one last thing > I'm so into tension rods .... I love that I can raise and lower them according to the sun , or for privacy ...or... for ...... MY CATS .
Have a good night !

21 comments:

Janine said...

OMG! Sandy your curtains are amazing and beautiful!

oldblackcatboo said...

:) they remind me of snowflakes!

Sandy Mastroni said...

thanks SO SO much

Debranne said...

curtains HA! How about some lunch!!
Love the curtains and I'm your BIGGEST fan ever in your art and creativity.. but honestly.. you and me.. food, laugh and ear...

carol gourley said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. They look wonderful and I love them. I am going to start keeping my eye open for some of those lovely doilies.

Julie said...

Wow!!!!! I love, love, love these!!!

Cotton Picker said...

Your window treatments are beautiful. :)

bo betsy said...

oh, you clever thing you!!! i LOVE them completely!

Ronnie said...

Beautiful. If snowflakes could hang around a while and get old, this is how they would look. Have you heard of Dottie Angel? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottieangel/page9/
She also likes her lace and linen and scrappy bits to create with. Have fun, Sandy!

Chrissie Grace said...

I love these Sandy! They are so beautiful!

canngil said...

do you starch your doilies before attaching them??? so pretty!

NanaBeast said...

Exquisite! I LOVE them. Very inspiring. Guess I'll be hitting the second hand store - I'm on the hunt!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Oh, Sandy. I am so totally pinning these curtains up on Pinterest. You might want to check out Hutch Studios window coverings as well. They do some fantastic quirky cut paper coverings. I wish I was as brave as you to try something really different. How'd you DO those?

Carole said...

What a clever idea! Very pretty.

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

I thought of you when I saw this doily light.

http://pinterest.com/pin/82472236895916600/

Dixie

suze said...

Sandy what a great idea! I love these. I like to think outside the box as well.
Great job.

Theresa said...

Sandy I love the new curtians your making...they're fantastic!!! It makes me want to go make my own...you can't tell but I'm drooling on my iPhone. :0)

MEG MITCHELL said...

Love the curtains Sandy. So beautiful and lacy. Looks like your windows are getting married. And I too think Seaangels is a great blog.
Meg

Robin Kent said...

Wowzer! Love the first 4 pics especially! These are fantastic. Now I know what you've been doing!

Beverly Kaye said...

Just saw these curtains in person and was so inspired by their beauty! Sandy is the most creative person ever!

Beverly Kaye said...

Sandy;
You have to be invited to read sea angels blog. How did you get invited?