Believe it or not there are times I have to try to unlock my scattered life and focus on small things to distract me. I don't know why but the other day I stopped everything I was doing and started a little table topper. I feel so horribly guilty for not working with my blog and friends in the long ago promised "Great Ideas for a Handmade Christmas". So I had been thinking about this idea I had to make table toppers out of started and failed projects, or just extra orphan blocks and I just had a compulsion to make something totally unrelated to anything else.
I know I've totally dropped the ball on Christmas idea. I've had emails and questions from several of you and I'm unable to even think about working on Christmas right now. Excuses, excuses. But seriously. I had no idea my September/October would be like this last January when this project was planned. I'm not a quitter and I don't like to abandon things but I'm afraid right now this is just a stalled idea. If someone else wants to pick this up, please go for it.
Okay now onto another totally unrelated project. My kitchen is back to 100% after the flood we had forever ago. And after all this time my windows were still bare. So I made curtains. Well, "making" curtains is a fib. This fabric pretty much made itself.
Reprodepot has this wonderful Japanese cafe curtain fabric on sale for $6.00/yard. It is all finished and ready to go with the rod pocket area and the scalloped edge pre-set All you have to do us cut out on the dotted line, finish the sides and hang.
Forgive the crappy photography but it really is a cute finish to the room. We had to modify the rods on the doors so they didn't prevent opening the door but I still think it looks nice.
The fabric comes in several color way accents and is the perfect size, lending just the right touch and allowing lots of light into the room. Luckily our back yard is very private and I don't need much more than this.
Later this week I think I'll post baby and wedding shower pictures. We'll see.