Archive for September, 2011

Crafty Things

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

So lately, I have been super lazy at home and super busy at work… all of that adds up to one thing – my creative juices have been running on empty. And as T has pointed out, I have about a bazillion projects going on around the house, and not one of them is finished. I don’t care. It doesn’t bother me, because my projects are out of the way, not making a mess, and (with the help of a biweekly maid) I clean up after myself. So when I do get inspired to do something with myself and my house, I go with it. It helps me to relieve my stress and think about something other than work for a few minutes.

Lately, I have been on a kick to make-over our guest bathroom. We had the decorations from when we got married 4.5 years ago in there and it really never fit in the new house. I want something spunky, fun, vintage… just different! One idea I came up with for the room was a “vintage-esque” valance for the window made from ties. I bought ten silk ties on ebay for about $4 a piece and set to work sewing them together in order to have a full valance. I cut nine of the ties in half and tore apart the skinny ends (ironing the skinny ends flat). Then I aligned the fat pointed ends with the skinny pointed ends and used a zig zag stitch to sew everything together. I am by far NOT a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, so my lines are far from perfect. Here is my result!