Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just Breathe

Okay, so yesterday I took out the hem that I had put in these curtains when I bought them. Luckily I had not cut them and then hemmed them.

Being lazy does help at times!

Then I ironed them....


I think that being super wrinkly and having a large hem helped. See the difference?

But now I have a new problem....

When I thought that I was going to have to seriously rethink these I envisioned them with a valance. And I liked what it looked like in my head. If it goes as usual, it will look much better in my head than in reality.



I didn't let the hem out of this pair though since the dog would just lay on them.

Hi Sheba!



I also decided that I didn't like this look any more. I want the panels pleated. I found the pleater tape that I had bought when I got these curtains. Wouldn't you know I only bought enough to do half the curtains. So I guess that I am off to buy more pleater tape tonight.

I'll show you later how to put it on and use it. I like it cause then I can take down my drapes and just flat iron them. No need to steam in the pleats.

You may wonder what happens when you tell a 3 year old to "go play so I can get this done"?



Yeah.... Atleast that room is on the list for NEXT month.

14 comments:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Glad it worked out. Anxious to see the pleater tape in action....never heard of it.
Have a great day!!
*hugs*deb

Jacqueline said...

The curtains are looking great, so far, Maggie. ... and I just love the last photo of your little 3 year old at play !! It brings back so many memories !! XXXX

Loretta said...

OOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!! My sweet little Boss hogg!! I am so proud of her--it could have been worse--you know how she is!!

You caught a good break on the curtains--you have a week to finish until I'm there to take a pic of them!!!

Loretta said...

I left her cousin alon like that once--hence his nickname "yellow balls."

Beth said...

Oh, I KNOW all too well what happens when you tell your 3 year old to go play, LOL Looks like she had fun though :)

Anita said...

Browsing today, I found your blog. Seeing that you are a fellow Tennessee Girl, I knew that I had to sign up as a follower. Come see me when you have a chance and looking forward to getting to know you.

Tracey said...

Yep I can relate...when they are out of sight and too quiet I always wonder if I should just thank my lucky stars I can get something done and not worry about the likely hurricane they are creating, or go and check on why all is so out of the ordinary quiet :)

Lucky duck you know how to sew! If you can't do it with Liquid Stitch, hot glue, or a staple gun, I don't do it!

:) T

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I have one of those little mess makers too, It spreads all over the house!:)

Donatella said...

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Lori said...

Maggie ~ you make me laugh out loud and snort! I cannot wait to see what you do with the curtains ~ do what you envisioned and they WILL be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I've not used pleater tape before so I'm looking forward to the tutorial. That last picture is too funny! Looks like fun though, right? :-) Have a good weekend.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Thank you for your heart warming and touching comments.
*hugs*deb

Donatella said...

Maggie, what a super meal, whoah! Lotta work, but homemade is truly the best... Looks great, yummy (that cake too!). Thanks for stopping agin too ; )
Bye~

Donatella said...

If you haven't made the eggplant dish before, you will definately enjoy, and the way you cook I can tell you've got 'the touch'!