Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Perplexing Net Curtain

This was not blocked, so it will hang a little straighter after a while. That being said, isn't it beautiful? I used white coned cotton and an H hook.

It lets in enough light for my bamboo while being a privacy device. The bottom of the window is frosted so I made the curtain short on purpose. So good to finish something that I'm proud of and is functional.
Find pattern at earlier post "Perplexing Net".

Owlet for Jeanne

My sister is getting her sewing room all fixed just the way she wants it, so I wanted to contribute something small AND useful. I found a pattern for this little owl at:

There are pictures with full instructions and a link to a tutorial there. Anyway I loved these little hooters, but I could not think of them as useful. So with her sewing room in mind, I did a couple of small changes. When it was time to stuff it, I used a small flat rock wrapped in stuffing material so it had a good base that would not topple so easily. Then at the top behind both the white part and the brown part under that, I added steel wool for sharpening her pins and needles.
I'm quite proud of my innovations, and found out when I gave it to her that she collects owls! When it's right you can just feel it.