Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My new favourite colour is YELLOW


This is the kitchen curtain I have been working on. It's funny how a colour can have such a big effect on one's mood. Yellow makes me happy. 

The inspiration for this curtain stemmed mainly from the latest issue of Real Living magazine which emphasizes all things folky. It's the first time an interior decorating "style" has really seemed to "suit" me, and be achievable on a tight budget. I am not the world's most stylish individual and certainly not the tidiest, so this happy, casual, yet pretty approach to decorating my home seems like a winner. 

There were mishaps with this curtain (apart from the ones I can live with- like just about NONE of the squares matched up), the most comical of which was when I hemmed the wrong side of the bottom row, ultimately meaning the pretty swallows would have been nose diving into the sink, had I not noticed before sewing the rows together! I am getting quite speedy wielding the old quick unpick. 

In other housey news, I am finally sorting out my crafting space. I have a rather alarming "before" picture that I am not willing to share until I have an "after" picture that I can be proud of!

9 comments:

edward and lilly said...

The curtain looks great, it's so happy and sunny. The birds are very cute.

Miss Muggins said...

I love your curtain. I don't even kitchen window to dress up so prettily! I must get a hold of that mag - I love folksy, your description kinda sums me up too!
p.s long live the unpick!

Miss Muggins said...

That was meant to say I don't even have a kitchen window LOL

futurelint said...

beautiful fabrics!

Madeline said...

I have plans to organize my studio space as well, but I don't know that I even want to take a before picture. The mess is quite awful.
I love the curtain. I want to redo the curtains in my laundry room. Something like that would be quite cheery.

Myra said...

cute curtain. I need to do something like that for my daughters' room.

My Big Mouth said...

The curtin is very bright and pretty.That would definately life my mood all the time.
I know what you mean about your crafty space.I have that issue alot.Infact,my craft table seems to be the central spot to place everything from the whole family :S

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a lovely cheery curtain. You made me giggle when I read the bit about the swallows nose diving into the sink. It sounds like something I might do!

AnastasiaC said...

what a happy curtain! looks lovely!