Tuesday, March 8, 2011

This Weekend Was Sew Productive

My first weekend in NYC in a month was domestic to the max with a hint of spice-- yes, I got out on Saturday night. I vacummed, did laundry, got a facial, cleaned, ran errands, went running, made delicious lentil soup and finished my first home sewing project! (Am I housewife year old trapped in a 28 year old's body? Sometimes I wonder...)

I've had bare windows in my kitchen/living area ever since I moved in. I managed to put up some blinds to prevent any perv neighbors from watching me vacum in my birthday suit, but they're plain white-- borrrrrring. Since curtains seemed a little overwhelming for my first solo sewing project, so I decided to try something a little easier to practice my skills. So here they are:
Yes, some may say they turn my already nautical or childlike apartment into a circus, but they make me happy (and isn't that what apartments are supposed to do anyway?). Here's a close up of the happy flags, so you can marvel at my imperfect sewing skills:

I got the pattern/instructions from this little book called Home Sewn: 30 Projects for Every Room in the House. Lots of fun little projects in there-- next up, new tablecloth!

1 comment:

  1. Nice - I love them! Have you tried it with paper? I made something similar by sewing together paper triangles to decorate for a wedding shower. so simple & festive!
    (Kind of like these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55680080/your-custom-colors-mini-sewn-paper?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=paper+flag+garland&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)