As you lovelies may or may not know, Hubby and I spent the past weekend at The Shabby Creek Cottage (formally The Shabby Chic Cottage...and yes, I have a new blog name also....we will talk more about that later). We were there to meet up with fellow DIYer's
Lisa from The Pennington Point
Angie from The Country Chic Cottage
Polly from Make Mine Beautiful
Leslie from Goodbye House Hello Home
and to makeover Gina's two girl's rooms.
I am going to reveal her youngest daughter's room.
Lisa and my hubby spent lots of time making this headboard wall beautiful.
You can read more about it on Lisa's blog.
Angie and I made the Message boards, she will tell you all about them.
I had to sneak in the picture of Hubby to prove he was there willing to work with all of us crazy girls.
Gina's hubby and mine built these bookcases around the desk she already had.
It is great for storage and has a special slide out for the dollhouse, Leslie will be talking about it today on her blog.
Polly made this cute stool cover and bunches of fab pillows.
Can I tell you what an honor it was to sit beside her and sew....she is the real deal sewing queen.
You can read all about it on her blog today
So are you asking yourself what I did?
I made the cute flowers for the lamp with the help of Bre (this is her room).
I love how cute they are
And if she gets bored with it as a lampshade she can always use it as a hat, ha.
I also made these fabulous ruffle drapes, it was so much fun to finally use a ruffler attachment on my sewing machine. Thanks Polly for teaching me how.
And if she grows tired of them in her room....
wouldn't they make a pretty dress.
UPDATE IN RED
Okay, you guys have talked me into it.....I will try to write out a tutorial, ekkk.
Please keep in mind there are no pictures of the process. I have drawn a picture and will try to talk you through it. If you have any questions please email me and I will answer them.
How to make a ruffled drape tutorial
1. measure the width of your window and the length from rod to floor
2. add 6 inches to the length so you can sew a pocket for the rod
-you will also need to add to the length if you want a finished hem
-we were going for a frayed look so we left the edges unfinished
and pulled strings
3. fold top of the length over 3 inches, iron and sew a straight stitch to make a pocket for the rod to side into
4. This is the hardest part divide your length in 6 even lengths and add 2 inches to each
-you will cut these lengths from the aqua, pink and extra white fabric this is not part of the fabric panel you just put the pocket in
-you will add 2 inches so that each ruffle hangs over and hides the seam of the one under it.
- for this example I have 6 -10 inch sections, so I cut 6-12inch sections
-again you will add more to this if you are finishing your edges
5. your pieces will need to be at least double your width and possibly more depending on how full you want your ruffle
6. useing your ruffle attachment on your sewing machine gather the width of each of the 6 panels
7. measure and make your spacing for the six panels onto the panel you sewed the pocket on
-for this example it is every 10 inches starting from the bottom
8.starting at the bottom sew your first panel on
I used aqua
9. sew you next ruffle panel 10 inches from the last one and it will overlap 2inches and hide the seam.
10. continue step 9 until the top ruffle panel
11. for the top ruffle panel you want to match your right sides together with the length of the ruffle going toward the pocket you sewed in the beginning,
sew along the same seam that you made for the pocket,
flip the fabric over and you have a finished edge for the top ruffle panel
Repeat for a second drape
I hope this was helpful, if I missed anything email me
Tomorrow I will reveal the other room and then later this week talk more about the "experience", don't worry it was all good.