Friday, 30 November 2012


I treated the dining room windows to some fabric that I hope to turn into curtains.  Only having made curtains once before and failing to match up the repeat pattern I am cautious to cut into this fabric.

I am feeling indulgent because this fabric is not thrifted or from a bargain bucket or vintage supplies.  It is brand new!!!  I know there is a big 'make do and mend' campaign on at the moment but to be honest I love things that are new and not re-purposed or pre-loved, although I do admire the ingenuity of people that can turn a sows ear into a silk purse!  Saying that, I am aware there isn't always the funds to buy brand new but doesn't it feel good to indulge once in a while?

Well November is nearly over.  My husband is on the mend and returned to work.  I managed to learn 10 Latin words, phrases and sayings every day for 30 days.  I doubt that I will remember much of it but it was a useful distraction away from some truly horrible days.  I have not yet decided on my 30 day challenge for December.  Best get to it!


  1. I really like the new fabric you've chosen, the pattern has got a touch of the vintage about it.#
    So glad your husband is feeling better.
    Here's to an informative December!
    Lisa x

  2. Like the colours in your fabric - and yes, sometimes it is good to just indulge.

  3. The fabric looks wonderful Simone.
    Good luck with the curtain making, and glad to hear your husband is on the mend.

  4. What beautiful fabric Simone it will make lovely curtains!!
    Well done on your November challenge, that was quite a lot of learning!!
    I'm really glad to hear your husband is much better and has returned to work.
    Thank you for your lovely comment over at mine, it always lovely to hear from you.
    Happy weekend,
    Vivienne x

  5. I think you will have those curtains for years so if you buy old material it will perish easily.

  6. The fabric looks gorgeous. Yes it is good to indulge once in awhile.
    Glad your husband is on the mend.
    Julie xxxxx

  7. That is such a pretty fabric, Simone it has a vintage pattern but looks fresh and new. Glad to hear your husband is feeling better:)

  8. My kind of fabric and I love the colour pattern - can't wait to see the finished result.

  9. Oh my, what a great graphic print! I agree, Simone, buying something new once in a while is exciting, and I'm sure they will be on your windows for many years! I love changing my curtains!
    Glad your husband is feeling better and congrats on your Latin studies!


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