Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Whatcha Working On Wednesday

A friend of mine called me and told me she was wanting to change her son, Adam's room. She was going with the Sports theme but, of course, couldn't find anything primitive in that style. She had found a bedspread that she liked but needed pillows, curtains, wall hangings, etc. We started brainstorming and she told me what she was looking for and the ideas were flowing! She just wanted a valance so that there was plenty of light still coming into the room. She gave me the measurements needed and I was off to work!

I used muslin and then tea stained it. It was such a large window so it took a bit to get it stained and dried like I wanted. I then drew out several different sports items on paper. . . Bats, balls. . . I have never been much at drawing so I wanted to try it. Once I had them the size I needed, I traced them onto different fabrics. Of course, those pieces had to be stained too. I stitched each of the items onto the curtain leaving a little space between them. I had a bat, baseball, basketball, football, and a jersey. I stitched his name on the jersey with the number 4 (His favorite number). I then stitched his name again above the bat. I went back and handstiched little burgundy stars all over the curtain! When I was finished with the front, I lined the back with another piece of muslin. After all of the handstitching, the back wasn't very neat!
Once I finished it, I couldn't wait for my friend to see it! I called her and had to take it over to house right then! (I am a little impatient that way!) She LOVED it! I asked her to send me a picture once it was hung up in his room. I am now working on a matching wall hanging that looks like a jersey. I think we are going to make a few pillows shaped like some of the items on the curtain too!
She went ahead and placed an order for curtains for her laundry room and loft! I will be sure to post pictures of them in the weeks ahead!

7 friends had to say:

Katy said...

It looks fantastic!!! You did a wonderful job!!! :)

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Very nice! I love original ideas like that!

Farmchick said...

I think you did a terrific job! Have a great weekend!

Shay said...

Aww what a wonderful job you've done!! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, we'd be honored to have you a part of this auction!

Your doggie, Cane, is just so adorable!! We have a "lap" dog that is an 80 lb lab!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Those turned our really cute. Where did you find the time??? LOL. I know running a shop is a full time job itself.


Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Nichloe!! I love the valance you made, very creative!!! Have a great Sunday!!~Wendy

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Dear Nicole,
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me! I love the valance you's very nice. You did a great job on it.