01 July 2010

My Creative Space

Lots going on in my creative space this week, including the caravan refurb (see previous post) and a new blind for the kitchen window. We don't have any curtains in the front of our house because of the beautiful views.


But at this time of year the sun beats in the kitchen window and hits Maggie right in the eyes at exactly breakfast time. Not good when she's concentrating on eating her yummy porridge........"goway" she says trying to push the sun out of her eyes. So time for some window furnishings. I eventually managed to pursuade Michelle to sell me some of this gorgeous fabric she found up a while ago.


It was actually a table cloth made from six blocks sewn together. Not ideal as I had to cut them all up and regig them for what I wanted. But isn't the print just gorgeous, well worth the effort. I'd love to know who designed it. It looks 'old' but of course it could be a good repro from someone like Ikea.


I'll make a roman blind with batten and dowels. I've made heaps of these over the years out of all sorts of things like scarves, tableclothes, sheets etc. It's such an inexpensive and easy way to dress a window. This one I'll line with blackout to prevent it from fading. Have a look at this excellent video tutorial if you want to make one too. And of course, don't forget to check out Kirsty's links too.

8 comments:

Kellie Christie said...

Very funky fabric! What a view out your kitchen window! Lucky you :)

little grubs said...

That fabric is just awesome - now if I could just get you to part with some .... !!! Just been looking down your post and how exciting does the road trip sound?! We've been toying with the idea of a caravan but I've never been on one before but it seems like such a great idea - especially in countries like Australia and NZ. Good luck with the refurb. x

angelina said...

my twoyearold's favorite new saying is GOAWAY! i love it...what a stunning view youve got. people pay lots of money for a vacation view like that one! xx

Bumpkin Bears said...

I just found your blog from Belle & Boo. Oh I LOVE that fabric but I must say I love your view even more :) Your caravan re-furb looks fantastic, have a great trip. Catherine x

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the fabric (well all your fabric) looks amazing. it will make an amazing blind.
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belleandboo said...

oohhh my goodness I am SO jealous of that view.

midge said...

with a view like that i would have been tempted to get maggie a pair of sunnies. still the blind will look awesome and you can always raise it to admire the view. the road trip and caravan reno sound ace. lucky old you. i bought my mr a copy of explore australia 2010 when i was trying to talk him into the round aus jaunt. it is a great resource and well worth the hefty price tag

Tinylovely said...

What wonderful fabric and great idea to make blinds I think I need to do something similar. I love love the little jacket you made in last weeks creative space.

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