This is my latest project. For a long time I have been looking for a large map of the Netherlands, but I could never find one I liked, so I made my own. I have been spending a lot of time cutting out everything and trying to glue everything down just right. It might not be perfect, but it is good enough for now. I still want to do something to the background because the plain white is bugging me. I just don't know what yet. The map could also use a better frame, but that can wait. I also need to find a place for this to hang.
So we put Moose's toddler rail onto her crib a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't lift her in and out over that high railing anymore. Her crib had this nice wooden front that never needed any crib skirt (It also meant that I could never put anything under the crib), but the railing doesn't have anything and just left this big wide ugly opening, so I had to make a little bed skirt. I couldn't resist adding a little bunny onto it. Do ignore the wrinkles! I was too excited to put it on so I did not iron it yet...and it really needs it, but I think I might add a little fluffy tail onto it still.
I have put making these curtains off for way to long. My in-laws were coming to stay with us and I knew I couldn't put these off any longer. I've had the fabric cut down to size for months, but I just haven't been in the mood to sew them. It's the first time I've ever put in the circle things. They were supper easy to put in, easier then sewing a straight line! The circle things make them look so fancy. I love how they turned out, even though the house fabric is kind of crazy! Our family room feels so much cozier now. I like how they still let in a soft glow when closed, but I don't have to feel like my neighbors are looking at me while I play my dancing video games.
It isn't easy to take an interesting picture of the curtains hanging...
We rent the house we live in and I find the lamp in the dinning room rather ugly (of course my husband thinks it is just fine). One day I was just browsing blog land and I saw a picture of the same lamp and the fix the person came up with and I knew I had to try it one day. So I did. I used some poster board I had and some scrap fabric and tape and really quickly put it up to see what it would look like. I think it is better, but I'm going to have to redo it. You can tell where the extra fabric folds over and the seam where the poster board overlaps. I didn't realize how much light was still going to show through. What do you think?