Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Curtains and Happy 4th!


I know it's been awhile since I shared anything about my cottage, but I'm sure most of you remember my kitchen, right?

Right?

Well, anyway...

As you know, it's been a tad hot here and in the morning the sun shines directly in the window over my kitchen sink. 


So, since I'm a "use it up" kind of girl, I decided to take an old vintage tablecloth, that had a hole in it, and make some curtains.


No, you won't get a tutorial, since I'm no expert, but you get photos of the finished project ;)

Open...


and closed to keep the dreaded sun out.


Not bad for my first set of curtains, huh?

I'm hoping I made all my sewing friends proud :)


And lastly, since it's Independence Day, I wanted to give you some clothing inspiration.

You might cause your own fireworks with this little number ;)


Happy 4th!

xo
rue




40 comments:

  1. Just the outfit I was looking for to wear on the Fourth of July!! Your curtains are lovely. I have a drawer of stained and holy tablecloths myself. I recently decided to (sob,sob) cut them up and use them for cushion covers on my back porch. Wish me luck!

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  2. The curtains look very nice! You did a great job.
    Yes, just the perfect outfit for the 4th. Everyone needs a get up like that.
    Happy 4th!

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  3. Hi Rue, I love the pattern that you chose for the curtains. But those daisies in the window are awesome! Happy 4th. Thanks for sharing. Milena

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  4. They look great! Your sink and kitchen are so beautiful. I made my kitchen curtains,too.

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  5. I love them! They look happy 😄

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  6. I love the flowers! I do remember how hot the Arizona sun can get. I think I would take the heat over this humidity in Indiana! After all, it is a dry heat, as they say in Arizona! I hope you had a wonderful 4th.

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  7. The curtains are Very Cheerful but the flowers are the icing on the cake! Happy 4th to you!
    Sharon in Ohio

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  8. I love your curtains! I also love that you used a tablecloth to make them....I used bed sheets for my dining room curtains!!! The tablecloth fabric is so pretty with the pretty red posies!!! I am impressed! LOL, that's quite an outfit....not sure I could it would work for me, ;)
    Happy 4th! Linda

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  9. I love that you used a pretty, vintage tablecloth for your cheery curtains, to keep the hot sun out, Rue!
    Your trip to Mount Lemmon looked a a fun day for you and John. Hope you're staying as cool as possible. Happy Belated 4th!

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  10. The curtains look great, Rue! Very homey and cheerful and do the job of keeping the heat out. Lovely!

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  11. They turned out charming! Hope you had a lovely 4th.

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  12. I love those cheery carnation curtains, Rue! And the window over my kitchen sink faces south too, only it is at least 4 times larger than yours. Not only hot but I worried about sun danger so I had to have easy to draw curtains too, only not the heavy dark ones that the previous homeowner had. I took an old white cotton sheet with crochet edging that I bought at a flea market in the early 70s and clipped it with cafe curtain rings to draw easily.

    No sunshine here this morning and the room has suddenly gotten very dark. I think we're in for a big downpour which means Milo will be wanting up in my lap. Last night with fireworks until midnight terrified him. Maybe I should have worn a 4th outfit like you've showed to have totally distracted him from the fireworks!

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  13. Those curtains are sweet! I miss having a kitchen window for curtains - we have a bay window that lets in too much sun, too. But I want to put up bamboo shades. Loving the shoes from that outfit!

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  14. Love the curtains! You do my kind of sewing! Happy July and yes it is hot, hot, hot!

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  15. Excellent sewing! Solved the problem, and used something, which had passed its prime, as a table cloth. :-)

    Cheers to you!!!!

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  16. You did a great job on your curtains! I love them!

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  17. Great job! Hope you had a great Independence Day.

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  18. Your curtains are charming, Rue. Nice job. I like that you used a holey vintage tablecloth. Now about the gal in the shiny outfit. Why does she have a windchime hanging from her top? I mean, seriously, doesn't it look like those bamboo wind chimes found in garden centers? :-0 Anyway, I hope you had a nice 4th. xo

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  19. Howdy Rue,
    Love it! I'm a sewing gal and use it up gal as well, and you done good!
    Looks like they have always belonged to the house.
    Blessings to you,
    Minnie

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  20. Hi Rue, Love your pretty curtains. You did a wonderful job. They look right at home in your pretty kitchen. I love to sew like this too. Use it up and give new life to old fabrics. Hope you enjoyed a nice 4th. We did here too. Happy Summer sweet friend. xoxo

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  21. Hi Rue,
    I like the curtains. Fun idea and perfect touch to your lovely kitchen.
    Happy Summer,
    Carla

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  22. You clever girl! I like the fabric and absolutely adore your vintage Singer. Lucky you!
    Hope you had a festive 4th!

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  23. Your curtains are beautiful-just perfect for that charming kitchen! And perfect timing! Hope you're managing to stay cool with this excessive heat warning we have here.

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  24. Gorgeous and clever. Love it.

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  25. Great idea, they look adorable!

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  26. Hoping you had a great 4th. Loving the curtains. I am a curtain sort of person, all my windows are covered. I have blinds also, but, I open them all up during the day! Great job on the sewing of them

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  27. You are just the cutest human ever, Rue!!! I went back and enjoyed seeing all the nooks and crannies in your adorable kitchen! Your curtains are awesome, and that little daisy curtain rod - are you kidding me? Where do you find these things? xoxo

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  28. The curtains look great, I adore the pattern of the fabric. Aren't vintage linens the best? Ps- love the daisy rod! Hope your 4th was relaxing. xo

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  29. Came back to peek at your kitchen sink yet again. I want one like that so much!
    I grew up with those. Sigh..
    Happy Thursday

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  30. I have to keep the blinds closed during the summer time. Even with air conditioning, it gets hot. Pretty curtains!
    Brenda

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  31. awww, Rue...this looks so much like my Aunt Myrt's kitchen back in the 40's.....

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  32. I can't speak for your other sewing friends, but yes, you made this one proud :).

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  33. Yep, another proud reader here, the curtains are lovely and that fabric! Vintage, recycled and gorgeous. What more can we ask?
    Amalia
    xo

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  34. Hi Rue, Love how your curtains turned out! Some of my favorite window treatments are repurposed from vintage linens ;)

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  35. I love to re-use it, re-purpose things too, love your new curtains, indeed keeping the sun out is necessary in the summer. Your curtains had a fresh lovely touch to you kitchen. Hope you had a wonderful 4th :)

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  36. Absolutely lovely! Love the vintage fabric and the big red flowers.

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    1. Me, too, Melanie! I never thought they were table cloths before. Great project!

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  37. Your curtains look very charming, Rue! You did a wonderful job. It has been beastly hot this summer. i hope the fires in N AZ have not effected you.

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  38. Yes your made This Sewing Friend proud. I don't have whole house air / I understand your life in the summer :)

    I count the days until fall in my little neck of the woods lol..summer is something to be endured

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