I have had many plans to decorate the girls cubby house for quite some time. I've got lots of ideas and many things ready to go for a while. I finally made a start last week.
I found these gorgeous tea towels at the Bed Bath & Table Clearance store and decided straight away that this was the colour scheme that was going to be perfect for the cubby house.
I have been carrying around one of the tea towels in my handbag for months so I that if ever saw anything that might match I could whip it out and check. I'm slightly colour matchy obsessed!
Anyway getting back to my first sewing project for the cubby. Okay so I don't know how to sew (I did woodwork at school instead of home economics) but I really wanted curtains in the cubby house. I made the decision it was time to learn. However I'm not to silly and that's why I choose to use tea towels to turn into curtains.
However I did need to wait to I could borrow a sewing machine and have someone show me how to use it. Lucky for me my Mother-in-law offered to help me. She came around a week ago with her sewing machine, gave me a quick demo and lent me her machine (apparently she bought it when she pregnant with my husband!). I was very grateful.
Later that night after the kids were in bed I got the courage up to sew on my own. I folded the top of the tea towel over and did two lines of stitching across the top to put the curtain wire through. I cut another tea towel done is size to make a tea towel for the cubby while I was at it.
Easy peasy and I think they look quite cute!
The hard part was installing them. I couldn't find a small enough drill bit anywhere in my hubby's garage. He came to the rescue though and put a pop rivet in the drill like a drill bit. It worked a treat!
Next task is to make some tiebacks for them I think.