Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New things coming & a 200th post GIVEAWAY!!

Hello sweet friends! I just had to post to let you know what I'm up to. I've started moving into my new room at The Plum Tree.

I've made some new curtains for the window in my room. It's really big and consists of two smaller windows on either side with a large window in the center.

Guess what I used for the fabric?? A giant canvas drop cloth from Lowes!! It was the biggest size they sell. I had purchased it a few years ago and even laundered it to make the fabric soft. I had planned on using it as slipcover fabric for my furniture but just bought a new sofa instead.

Anyway, girls, I just measured it out to have two panels and a long valance and ripped it!! Then I folded over the top of each curtain and sewed a couple of rows to create a rod pocket and small ruffle at the top for each panel. Then when I hung them up, I hammered in nails at the corners of each window. I threaded black wire through the rod pockets and then wrapped the ends around the nails.

I allowed the wire to swag ever so slightly from nail to nail for each curtain. I cut one piece of wire for each of the windows. I'll be sure and take some photos tomorrow for you . . . I'm sure this sounds totally confusing!

I will also be working on plenty of new projects to add to my Etsy store. I just have to get my room squared away then I'm going to get busy on the handmades!


I'm nearing my 200th post and I MUST have a wonderful giveaway for you!

I may even come up with a few things because I just love it when there is more than one winner, don't you??

So stay tuned and I'll be cooking something up in the next few days.

I've enjoyed blogging so much and getting to know you wonderful women.
You cheer me on, you cheer each other on, you rally together, pray for one another, and compliment one another.

It's a sweet community that I'm so proud to be a part of!!

xxoo, Dawn


Lee Weber said...

Aw, shucks! Can't wait to see your curtains- I love "easy" projects like that!

Jamie said...

Your room is going to be fabulous I just know it! 200 posts?!! You have been busy:) Oh and YEAH Victoria!!!!!! Have a wonderful day sweetie! Love, Jamie

Anonymous said...

I can't to see what you do with your room. I know it will have your cozy style.

madrekarin said...

I know exactly which room you are in!! I cannot wait to see it. I bet it looks fab!!

Lana Manis said...

I am looking forward to seeing your new room! It sounds wonderful!

I'll be back for the Giveaway too, can't miss that!

God Bless,

Sondra said...

Ooh...I can't wait to see the curtains. I have been thinking of doing the same with my front porch, soo maybe this will inspire me to move forward. But then again - here comes winter:(

Lorrie said...

Your curtains sound charming and fast and easy - the best kind. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I can not wait to see more. Clarice-who is busy making burlap drapes

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love the little picture of the little girl, so cute. And congrats on your 200th post. xoxo nita

Jen Kershner said...

200 posts? That's wonderful! I can't wait to see what kind of goodies you give away.

I'm so jealous that you got your Victoria magazine. I just heard the mail lady so I'm gonna go check on mine. I can't wait to get it. Jen

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,

I always love your blog. I'm curious, where do you get all of your cute pictures/postcards that you use on your blog. Is there a free site for these or are they something you have had to purchase? They are just too cute.

Have fun decorating your new room at the store.

Julie said...

As my boys say "Sweet" about reaching your 200th post. I just passed 100 and have a giveaway up on my blog. Come enter it!

Lori said...

2oo already!!! my goodness!!! i have 8 more until 100, i am having my winner announced on that post!

Auntie Joy said...

I have been reading your blog for a shortime, but can't wait until I have a little extra time to go back and read the back posts. I enjoy your posts they are full of inspiring ideas!

Teresa said...

Nice curtains! I used the Lowe's canvas too. A great price for a huge piece of fabric. I enjoy reading your blog...so very creative.

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage

Cape Cod Washashore said...

You're the Queen of Inspiration and Eye Candy! What wonderful things you do and create!

Fun Soap Girl said...

Hey Girl, I love reading what everyone writes. Just think I've known how creative you are since we were 13 and you held me down and plucked my eyebrows. You're still the same wonderful person. Your curtains look beautiful!


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