Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Curtains for WOYWW!

Don't panic dear friends - it's not the end of WOYWW !!
It's just the little curtains that I ran up for M's little Velux window. She thought a real Velux blind was boring and couldn't afford one anyway, so we came up with this, as an alternative.
Its made from a bargain single duvet with a slot for the telescopic rail at the top and a hem at the bottom. The second rail just holds it in place. Not a screw driver in sight!! Easy peasy.




M then found some of Wipso's gorgeous crochet flowers (here) and we added some of my fab antique lace and a button - glued the whole creation onto a clothes peg and "voila" - a perfect little clip to hold the curtain in place when its drawn back. She was so thrilled, she called her neighbour round to look. Strangely enough, she also had just the right length of fabric to match her blinds, so a second one was made.

I left two, happy and cosy young ladies when I ventured back on the icy roads to the hills!!


And on my desk today.......

A felted jumper ready to re-cycle. (I think a cosy hot water bottle cover and maybe some fab little Christmas tree hearts and some little mittens) . Hehe - one jumper goes a long way!!
And a heap of fabric for a bed throw. Just a few jobs to keep me busy in this freezing cold weather.
And a lovely little lavender bag made by my blog friend CalicoKate in Scotland.

Well that's it for today - I do hope you are all managing to keep cosy and safe in this atrocious weather. Take care!

Right then, you wonderful WOYWWers - I am nipping over to a few of the 150 posts that you kindly put up every Wednesday. I never manage to see all of them but I do enjoy popping in to as many as I can. If you want to join in this mad blog hop, then go to the WOYW Julia, chief organiser's blog and follow Mr Linky.

43 comments:

Wipso said...

Think you should put that jumper on while you are thinking what to do with it :-) It's gorgeous.
A x

bayou said...

I love those pretty curtains!

Debs said...

Loving the curtains and the tieback. Chop the jumper up and get creative - can't wait to see the finished items xxx

Doone said...

ooh love that felted jumper - would make a Fab water bottle cover - and i am going to knit one of those flying mice fairies Wipso showed this week...

Neet said...

Love those curtains - what a fabulous idea - and how good that flower looks.
Agree with Wipso - that jumper looks gorgeous - felting it?? #21

Susan Allan said...

Lovely idea for the curtains and I am envious of the woolly jumper all ready to become a hottie.
I love the lavender bag too!
Have a lovely day
Sue xx 70

Spyder said...

You've done a great job on those curtains and you are so right, their blinds are very expensive!Have a Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))#53

JoZart said...

Lovely interesting post as ever . You are always up to something creative!
joZarty x

triciasconfetti said...

Lovely idea for a curtain. Remember using double sheets years ago for a window in my sons bedroom. Small windows - no space so a full curtain worked best - floor to ceiling that is. wonderful r=things you can do with bedding.
x Tricia (78)

dogsmom said...

I am sure you will find many many creative uses for that jumper.
Beautiful curtains.

Serendipity Stamping said...

What an inventive way to solve the curtain problem. I like it very much. #92

Becky said...

Window looks beautiful!

butlersabroad said...

Lovely curtains, much better to come up with something yourself that splash out money on something ready made. Love the jumper too, and I'd be wearing it not turning it in to a water bottle cover!!

Hugs
Brenda 83

Chrissie said...

You are so clever with those felted jumpers, all sorts of wonderful things emerge from your clever hands!
The things on your table are fabulous!
Chrissie

Violets Corner said...

Very clever to reuse a felted jumper, especially when it's so good looking as yours. The curtain is gorgeous!

Hugs
Maarit #37

nnalorac said...

Great what we can whip up at little cost. That;s what I call recycling, lovely creations. Carolxx

Esther said...

I could do with that hot water bottle over here...and the jumper will make a fab cover! Happy Woyww Esther xx

Stressed Stamper said...

I too think they are a rip off price - fab curtain...like the hot water bottle idea.
Happy WOYWW
Sarah - Stressed Stamper#17

jude said...

Just loveee those curtains.Good luck with your recycle crafts
hugs jude#6

Julia said...

Hello there!
You clever soul, the curtain you made is much prettier than any blind - and I do like the corsage of Wipso's that you added, a perfect finishing touch!
I like the ideas for the felted jumper too - there's something about the words Hot Water Bottle that make me feel very cosy at the moment, so I'll look forward to seeing any pictures should you make a cover for one!

Sending love to you, keep warm
Julia x x x

Pam said...

Curtains look fab. Agree with Wipso I'd pop that jumper on and keep warm. Hugs Pam x

Anne said...

Great blind and you did find a use for the crochet flower s after all lol. look forward to seeing the finished throw and other projects
hugs Anne xxx

minnie_mac said...

Love the curtains and tie back. I used two single duvets to make curtains in my bedroom to match the duvet on the bed. Dead easy. Only had to sew the tape along the top.

Marilyn

Lavinia said...

Well the curtains are a right sucesse! they look beaut! Grand idea! Love the look of the stuff for the bed throw, looks like you might be needing it soon of it keeps on this cold, its freezing here on't Pennines'! Really cold tonight! I am a s frosty as my Silverbirch tree today! Take care!
Lavinia 87
x

Pam said...

Oh my goodness - aren't you the clever one? At first I thought I was on a first class airplane flight, but then I see that it is your window! We've got one creative cookie here! Such a fun post.

karen said...

You are multi-talented! First curtains, then hot water bottle covers, card toppers and bed throws! Will be back to check the progress on the projects from the pretty sweater!
xoxo karen

Marjo said...

Great idea! So much fun to have a peek.

Hugs, Marjo 45

sandra de said...

The curtains are a clever idea and I do like the hot water bottle cover out of the felted jumper. Colours are lovely.
Sandra

Charlene said...

Those curtains are gorgeous! Wish we could find some wool to felt here in the tropical (freezing) S. US.

Violets Corner said...

Yes, it's my sewing machine cover, now when I'm mostly paper crafting it does get some extra colour spots and glitter effects!

Hugs
Maarit

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant idea for the curtains. We have boring old blinds on our velux windows!

her at home said...

Much better than blinds you are a clever oen !!

her at home said...

or even a clever one!!!Sorry about typo!

Susan said...

Love the curtains! Great recycling of materials. Clever!
Susan xxox #13

kelly said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog twiglet. I like your idea for curtains.

Have a great weekend

Kelly

Suz said...

Hi Jo...thanks for the support silly sad people hey?
Booked my hair appointment couldn't get in until 21st but no problem
Thanks for number
Hugs xx

oneoff said...

Sorry for being so slow to get here this week, but it was worth the wait. Love that curtain, and we have one teeny window in the roof for which I think I shall steal the idea. Looking forward to see what you do with the jumper.

Bernie #81

Toucan Scraps said...

love those curtains, and the heart project on your desk is wonderful

be blessed
from Angela #69

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one clever curtain. The clip was ingenious. i really like the look of the whole thing. And that jumper is lovely, too.

I hope the roads are a bit better now, and you aren't skating on ice. Sorry I'm so late getting here this week.

akilli melek said...

love the tie backs with the crochet flower. hot water bottle cover sounds great. It was 1c here last night (without central heating) I think i might be fishing mine out tonight.

thanks for popping by earlier

caroline #86

Friko said...

You really don't run out of ideas, do you?
I love those curtains.

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, great job Twiglet - and I love the choice of duvet cover...the clip-back is a gift! Bed throw for you? And how nice to get a pressie.

Cardarian said...

Oh I love how you decorated the curtains - sooo beautiful!
Hugs
Cardarian