236. craft room curtains.

I was finally able to sew these curtains for my craft room. I cut the fabric a little shorter than I should have, so I had to make tabs to hang them. They ended up actually being a little longer than they should, but they will work just fine. Not too bad for my first time sewing curtains! You also can see the blue color we painted the craft room. It was a gross grey color (purple tones) with pale pink trim.

Craft room is coming together slowly. These helped alot!

192. bird mobile.

I’m really excited about this project!
I saw this on pinterest and followed the link and it looked like it was super easy to make! I started digging through my fabric scraps and instantly sewed the little birds. The directions call for sewing by hand, but I just used my machine and went slow around the curves. They turned out great! (the pattern for the birds can be downloaded from that link.)

I had to make a quick stop to home depot for the screw eyelets, which ended up costing $1.18. I took a stroll around the park to find a branch. I hot glued the birds to the branch. Screwed the eyelets into the branch and hung from the ceiling using fishing wire.

This would have been a great and much longer-lived idea for a mobile for milo’s room when he was a baby. I thought about hanging this in his room, but opted for hanging it above my computer in my office.  This was so fun to make and I’m really happy with it!

191. fabric wall pocket.

I saw this on pinterest, and knew I needed to make some for my office. It takes about 30 seconds to make one. The hardest part for me was figuring out what fabric to use…I ended up using an silk scarf I never have worn and some scrap fabric I had lying around. I hung it right in front of my computer. I want to make a few of them and use them organize bills to be paid, receipts, etc. These require no sewing – just some cutting, fabric scraps and emboridery hoop!

(The little elephant is from a set of cocktail napkins my friend gave me – I used an emboridery hoop to frame it!)