Now the windows in the front room had no curtains and frankly we had no money to buy brand new ones. We live right on the main road, 2 doors up from the start of the village shops so we needed curtains. A friend had been given a pair of plain cream/off white curtains which she didn’t want so she offered them to us.

Lovely. Nothing spectacular but we now had something to preserve our modesty in the evenings while we sat reading/watching DVD’s in our pyjamas.

Every evening while shutting the curtains I would look at how plain they were and wonder what to do with them. Taking inspiration from our new (handmade of course) lampshade I took one curtain down and drew a rough design in pencil.

After rummaging around in my craft stuff upstairs I found some brown embroidery thread and started embroidering the design using a simple back stitch.

Being a SAHM to a little person, means I only have time to sew while he’s asleep and even then it has to compete with the hundreds of other jobs that need doing!

So a week and a half later, and a visit to the local craft shop to buy more thread, I had one finished curtain. It doesn’t look too shabby even if I do say so myself!

What do you guys think? Not bad for a pair of curtains that will cost less than £4 when finished!!!

Just need to find the motivation to finish the second one now. Hmmm…………..

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