I think I mentioned last week that I'm finally doing some final touches around my house. I feel like we've lived in it long enough that I'm starting to know what it is lacking to making it feel more cozy and lived in.
I wrote a post a number of months ago about an embroidery project I was working on (you can read it here if you missed it) and I sort of left my readers hanging about what I was going to do with it. My plan was to place each of those embroidery "pictures" in a pane of the window. This was going to be hung in our guest bathroom.
Well... it did not work the way that I envisioned it. It was a little busy on the eyes and a little too much for the small wall in the guest bathroom. So, I set them aside and did some thinking. Recently I was back to the drawing board. I purchased some frames in different colors, sizes and styles and framed the embroidery and hung them up.
I am just totally happy with how they look in the bathroom. I also really like how they look in the different frames.
I've had those hung for a few months and just felt like I was still missing something. There is one small window that could certainly be livened up with a curtain, but I just didn't feel that I wanted a curtain on that window.
I had a brainstorm to make a little Bunting out of the some of the same feedsack fabrics that I used in my embroidery pictures.
I pulled out a few of my feedsack fabric scraps. Aren't they just gorgeous?
I made myself a little Bunting pattern and got to cutting. (Of course the easiest way to do ANY kind of a fabric project is with a self healing matt and a rotary cutter.) I didn't take pictures of the sewing... but I just sewed two pieces right sides together, leaving the top open. I turned them right sides out, ironed them carefully. Then I used double fold bias tape to sew them into a bunting. A very quick and simple project.
And they are so cheerful and happy hanging in the bathroom window! These also give a nice accent to the window!
I also made another one to hang over the mirror. Because this mirror has a nice "top" to it, you don't lose any of the mirror surface by having a Bunting hanging on it.
A friend that was visiting recently said to me, "The fabric on those embroidery pictures just speaks to me". It is funny, because that is how I've always felt about the feedsack fabrics.
So you can understand why I smile when I walk in this bathroom now! Not because it is anything special, but because the cheerful feedsack fabrics are speaking to me!
I talked about this bathroom a bit when we were still in the construction stages. But I don't think I've actually shared it since we moved in. I really do love the vanity that we had custom built to match the Shaker style cabinets that are in our kitchen. I painted this one myself and I do like the light yellow color and the latches.
I tiled the floor myself and although there were some imperfections (a few of the tiles don't match up exactly), you wouldn't notice now unless you were actually looking. I've accepted the imperfections and I don't get so frustrated when I see them anymore. But I am still standing firm on the promise that I will never lay tile by myself again.
So, there it is. One more room in the house just the way I pictured it!
So, now in case you ever wondered where I came up with the name The Red Feedsack for my blog you know that it is because I love the feedsack fabrics and when I was contemplating different names, I knew I needed a name that was me! Somehow it just fit.
Hope your week is going well and you are staying warm. We've had some very cold temperatures here in Tennessee with schools and businesses closed because of ice. I have just enjoyed the excuse to stay home and not go anywhere!