Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Curtains and Prim Breast Cancer Awareness Hope Doll

Hello. I hope you are all having a great day.  I posted wayyyyyy back last fall about wanting to get some different bedroom curtains. Well, I finally did something about that.  After looking everywhere it seems, I decided that plaids, checks and stripes were not for me at this time.  I am really into plain, plain, plain.  So with that being said, I made my own using osnaburg.  I really liked this for several reasons....while I do sew, I can only really sew straight lines.  I only sewed the rod pocket and just tore the rest of it to have unfinished edges. The material was way cheap so if I messed up, which I did once, it was not too big of a deal.   Remember...measure twice, cut once!!  They fit into my plain theme and they are light and airy for summer.  I coffee-dyed them to age them and ta-dah.......curtains for only $5 per window.  Told you it was cheap!!  When I tire of them, I can just use the material for some other prim project.  I hung them with a curtain rod although I love the look of hanging from jute.  We have all new windows and trim so I couldn't bring myself to nail into it.  For a tie back, I just used old wooden clothespins. I pin them back during the day for air and light and unpin at night for privacy.  I just love them!!

I have also been working on a doll for my selling blogA few years ago I had seen a breast cancer awareness doll. I made a couple and decided it was too time intensive for me.  I like quick and easy.  I came up with this doll and will be listing her on my selling blog.  A portion of the proceeds will be set aside and donated to our local  Relay for Life teams.  I'm sure we all know someone affected by this terrible disease and I hope to try to help out a little bit.  Stop over and check her out. 

I have also been working on refinishing a little chair.  I stripped and stained it over the weekend and now it just sits patiently waiting a coat of sealer.  Maybe tonight??  I share when I get it finished.  Well, that is all for today. Have a great rest of the day and thanks for taking time to stop by.



  1. I think your curtains turned out great. They look way more expensive than $5 a pair. Your doll is fabulous and so is your generosity to breast cancer awareness. I hope you receive an extra special blessing for being so giving.
    Enjoy your day,

  2. Yep all my curtains are made of osnaburg too!!! Very cheap and easy!!!


  3. Love the curtains - They look very nice. Just catching up on ready my blog friends - JoJo in her basket is too funny! She finds the best places to sleep. ~Ann

  4. Just love your curtains...I made mine from tea dued muslin and strung them on twine, also used the twine to tie them back and I still love them:)


  5. Hi Melissa, I love your curtains and love the idea of the clothespin..really adds to the prim look!!! I also love your doll too..have a great rest of your day..:)

  6. What a great idea! With the patterns in the wall paper these are prom perfect!!

  7. Melissa,

    I love the curtains, great idea! I really think that donating a portion for the doll and the scripture printed is a very good thing to do.


  8. I love your curtains and the doll is adorable and what a great organization..Have a great week..

  9. Breast cancer has become a kind of disease which needs constant attention and awareness. Cancer has already affected millions of people in different forms.

  10. What a great idea! I like curtains too. Cool stuff Keep doing it... Good job.


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa