Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hooray! New room

I had to hop off my blog, things were seriously backing up in our house. We were in the middle of decorating, I have tonsillitis, the children have been killing each other and I have been trying to fit in paid work around house maintenance and general mum duties. Anyway...



I thought you might want to see progress on my curtains as you had only seen the roll. Little M has been very patient with me while I keep telling her I will be finished in a minute and she has spent a great deal of her day times watching me at the sewing machine and asking me to come and play/make a drink/snack. Her ways to distract me to become her mum again became ever more sophisticated.



They are now finished. They need some hanging time, each curtain was hard to press because it was so big, it just got creased again, but in time they will find their place.


I also made a few cushions with the left over pieces.


Ah! all done, feet up and a few crochet rows on the blanket in the basket I think to make me better again.
 Thanks for always stopping by, it makes my day. 
Jo xx





23 comments:

  1. What beautiful fabric! Something about pretty flowers in bright colours against a natural background - gorgeous! Chrissie x

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  2. Your new curtains - and cushions! - look fabulous!! I hope that you really enjoy them for a long time!! I hope that you are better soon and that you can find some time to take care of yourself. Feet up with some crochet sounds like a good plan to me!! xx

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  3. They look beautiful and are a perfect backdrop to show off your gorgeous crochet blanket xo

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  4. You're amazing, even when you are unwell you've succeeded in making such delightful curtains. Liz x

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  5. They look fantastic and the pillows were a brilliant idea to tie it all in. Wonderful job.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. They're beautiful and the cushions are the perfect finishing touch ... Bee xx

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  7. Oooh, tonsilitis is very unpleasant - do take care of yourself Jo! I love your curtains and cushions made from that darling fabric, it's very special - like Chrissie, I really appreciate the bright flowers on the natural background! Very nicely done, well done Jo! Love, Joy xo

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  8. Nicely done Jo! They came out great!!! You have such a cozy little home. I can see myself all curled up on your sofa crocheting away and those pillows added such a charming touch!
    Hope you feel better soon!
    xx Shari

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  9. Jo...those curtains are beautiful! I really like that fabric and the length is so pretty for your room! Oh and I hear you on the daily duties...my little one took a hockey stick to the face today while the one year old ran to the gate all while I was trying to usher the other 2 into the house...never a dull moment! A happy weekend to you and a wonderful job! Nicole xoxo

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  10. Lovely! The room looks so cosy and comfortable.

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  11. The room looks beautiful, Jo. I love how the curtains came out and it was a great idea to make some matching cusions. I hope you feel better soon!

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  12. Oh Jo, the fabric is beautiful and you've done a brilliant job with the curtains. How cute are those cushions! I love that cosy corner of your room. That sofa looks sooooo inviting. Hope you feel better soon. xx

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  13. You are so clever all my female ancestors on my mums side were seamstresses but I'm afraid I didn't inherit their skills with a sewing machine. The fabric is exactly the sort of thing that I would go for absolutely beautiful.Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  14. That fabric is wonderful. Great job.

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  15. Gorgeous fabric! Hope you feel better very soon
    Tracey xx

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  16. They're really lovely Jo :) And I love the cushion with the piping - gorgeous!!

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  17. Well done, Jo! I am so sorry that you have been battling tonsillitis, and hope you will be well soon! Wishing blessings for you and yours xx

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  18. They've really made a huge difference haven't they! I think they work much better with the colours of your furniture, walls and cushions too, it pulls everything together :-)

    I'm toying with the idea of making curtains because we can't find many we like for our bedroom. It's just another job in a long list of jobs to do! x

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  19. LOVE your curtains and cushions. Really beautiful!
    Hope you feel better soon!
    Denise
    x

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  20. Jo your room looks perfect - what a transformation your curtains are beautiful I am very jealous. Do rest now you will be worn out after a bout of tonsillitis x

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  21. Wow, Jo, great job! They look both beautiful and professional, and your matching cushions are a nice touch. I'm sorry you've been unwell - hoping you're over it all by now. x

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