Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January Craft Day Projects

Curtains aren't 100% finished, as I've mentioned. I need to add more grommets to each panel to make them pleat and hang correctly. That requires a trip to Overland Park {only about 40 min away - but still} so probably won't be done until the end of the month.



Overall I really like them. As soon as they were up we noticed how much more warm the room looked. We have another window in the room to add them to and I want to make some brown roman shades to replace the blinds. Down the road....

This pillow is huge. I LOOOVVVVEEEE it. It's 27"x27", sewn to be permanent {I'm not ready to attempt zippers} and just simply pieced. The back is a medium-weight home decorator fabric, the front is a mix of linen {brown}, home dec. {orange}, and cotton {off-white}. Oh, and old glass and plastic/factory buttons. I didn't have time to do the other 2 smaller ones. Maybe I'll take pictures of that process.





Finally, these strawberries are my new favorite dessert. They're delicious and sinful. Chocolate dipped and stuffed with a white chocolate-cream cheese filling. I think it negates any bit of healthiness the strawberries would add.

8 comments:

Natalie said...

love everything! Those strawberries look amazing. I bet they taste amazing. They look like they're snuggled up for bed with nightcaps on. :)

Karen Ruth said...

So, those strawberries were already amazing and then you added chocolate! I bet they were amazing.

The curtains look great! I can't believe you also whipped out a pillow...I love the little detail with the buttons.

I've already picked out February's craft - reusable (cute) grocery bags! Who knew going green could be so fun?!

Micah and Melinda said...

seriously orgazmic! I love the strawberries and I want the pillows !

vmmh said...

chels! i'm so happy you blogstalked me! hurrah! i am also so happy that you are SO crafty. i mean, for real and seriously. you cease to amaze me.

hillary said...

LOVE the curtains! Nice work!

Ashley said...

That pillow looks awesome! Love the buttons. I really love my Amy Butler Fabric Pillows... but the other pillows not so much. But I least I did it and improved my sewing skills. Can't wait for next craft day! I already have something picked out!

exclusive_remedy said...

I feel like being sinful - you should tell me how to make the strawberries. I would say you could just send me some but ... that might not work out so well. Also, did I mention that you are awesome?

Erin said...

Those strawberries were amazing. I really envy all of the talents you have. I want to be creative and crafty. I think I just need a little bit of help. Hint, hint! =)