Sunday, January 11, 2009

Doing it yourself

I have been doing a lot of "projects" lately. I re-covered the dining room chairs and then started looking for curtains. Of course I had something specific in mind and couldn't find it. I had gone to Hancock Fabrics to get the fabric for the chairs and had no idea how much cool fabric they had!

Then I remembered years ago my mom had given me a sewing machine. I got it out once and spent hours trying to thread it and finally gave up and put it back in the box, which is where it has been for at least 5 years.

Last weekend I got it out again and after 2 hours I threaded it. I really felt like I had accomplished something!

Another thing, which I think might be a sometimes detrimental personality trait is that I just like to be able to accomplish something, I am not so great at working at something forever before getting results.

So I got some clearance fabric so I could practice. But because of that personality trait I mentioned, there wasn't alot of practice....I just made a curtain!

I made the green checked one :) The white is from a store

The other thing that I have been doing myself is making Starbucks! I don't know if this is new or I just didn't know about it but they have a site where you can buy their products like syrups and sauces.

I now make my own iced or hot caramel macchiato's and it saves so much money!