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My new shower curtain!

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Ok, it may not be as exciting as other subjects… But I’ve got one bathroom in this house which is from the end of the 70’s. You know, the brownish-greenish-yellowish kind… And since we are not gonna do a bathroom redo I was longing for a small any change.

When we bought the house 7 years ago, the previous landlords left this shower curtain…

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I had looked out and about for a new one and it was too hard to find something that will fit the bill in color term. Puke color isn’t trendy nowadays… 😉

fabric for my new shower curtain to be!

Enter this fabric i found at the thrift store for less than one buck . I had it stashed  in my overcrowded sewing room for a couple of weeks and was even considering returning it where I took it when… it stroked… It. was. fitting. my. bathroom. Oh yeah!

But I didn’t have enough of it so I needed to go to the fabric store to buy something to complete it… I know. Sad.

I came home with those (hey look! the yellow fabric is even the same as the bathroom tiles!)

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and started working. I even took pictures to make a tutorial. Unfortunately I was way too tired to be working on such a big project and miscalculated the whole thing… On the plus size. Lucky me! In the end it all worked out and I even hung the thing up with new curtain rings!

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And looked at it. Hard. I think, while doing it, unconsciously my mind envisioned  the shower curtain making a big change… you know, like making the bathroom looks great! Not. it’s still the same old bathroom. Disappointment. But when I asked hubby about it he said he really really liked it.  I may say nothing’s lost 😉

My new shower curtain!

When it will be time for it to go in the wash, I will sew the contrasting bands down because I don’t like the flapping look. But I’ll wait. I’m way too lazy to take it down now!

Un brin de français!

DOnc, j’étais pas mal tannée de voir le rideau de douche que l’ancien proprio (voilà 7 ans!) nous avait laissé. J’ai bien cherché partout pour en trouver un nouveau, mais faut croire que la couleur vomi n’est pas très à la mode 😉 J’avais ramené un tissu du centre bénévole et ne savais pas trop quoi faire avec, quand l’idée de génie est venue… Le tissu allait avec les couleurs de notre seule et unique salle de bain! Je me suis donc attelée à la tâche et j’en ai donc fait un rideau de douche (à l’aide de 2 autres tissus achetés au Club tissus!).  Mais déception de ma part… J’avais imaginé que le rideau “changerait” la salle de bain… vous savez, au fond de moi-même j’avais un peu l’espoir d’avoir une plus belle salle de bain. Mais non, c’est toujours la même avec un nouveau rideau. Quand j’ai demandé à mon mari ce qu’il en pensait, j’ai eu droit à un “J’aime vraiment beaucoup!”. Donc tout n’est pas perdu! 😉

Reality show

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Remember that post where I show pictures of my sewing room??! Lemme refresh your memory ‘kay?

here you go:

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by Cul de Sac

Cute hey? Look at this room, all tidy up and crisp looking.

This, my friend, is ABSOLUTELY. PURE. FANTASY. nothing more…. An unattainable  dream.

I’m sorry to tell you that you have been FOOLED! Like in reality shows… People show only what they want you to see.

Want the real deal? Really??

AH, you asked for it so here it is.
How my sewing room really looks like....

How my sewing room really looks like....

How my sewing room really looks like....

How my sewing room really looks like....

How my sewing room really looks like....

Like me some little self derision…. So, no, you are not the only one with a messy craft room! Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one with a room like mine  when I see other people craft studio. Wish it was all clean and nice looking, but that means I need to spend time tidying up which also means less time to sew. I think you know which I choose. It’s a no brainer. 😉 So how is YOUR’s looking??

Cute little houses

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I saw those little houses on the retromama blog before Xmas and fell in love with them! They were way too cute and I had to make them but was wondering how I could put them in showcase in my house all year long…

And then, I made a bunting to go in Rachel’s room. And I had my Ah Ha moment. How about a curtain? A simple but cute curtain?!

I first did those beautiful houses and had fun hand embroidering and coming up with way to decorate them 🙂 They are made of reclaimed and upcycled materials as usual and stuffed with new fiberfill. I used the same fabrics (or should I say clothes??!) as the bunting (forgot to take pics of this one, so coming later).

And because of Michelle at Keyka Lou who had the awesome idea of setting sewing week goals (along with a giveaway at the end of each week! woooot!) I completed the curtain last week!

I’m really happy with it and so is Rachel! But If I was going to make another one I’ll double the length of the window that time (just did 1 1/2 and it’s not ruffly enough to my taste;) I bought the polka dot fabric and the white one too. I could resist Fushia and Polka dot together!

I’ve been putting things off lately…   Like sewing for myself, that is still on the to do list. But The goal setting is really helping me get on track and really DO stuff!  I was kind of jealous of Michelle for having such a bright idea 😉 Thanks Michelle!!