secret room

September 8th, 2009

It goes without saying that not much is getting made here. What with a newborn baby (and a crabby one at that) and two crazy preschoolers wreaking havoc from the first moment they wake up and a blanky blank holiday–we need all the school time we can get. I have somehow managed to make some pies, mostly because I want to eat them. This one is pretty damn good (and all gone) and this is on the docket for today. But I did get to sneak down to my studio for all of ten minutes to sew up this little curtain for the fireplace. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now and had grand visions of appliqued castles and little pockets for little friends. Finally I just said screw it and cut and hemmed this pretty piece of fabric (a bedspread from urban outfitters that was destined to become something at one point, I just forget what).  I saw the idea in Cookie magazine, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere online. The kids call it their secret room and though the novelty has worn off for them already (two days later) I still like it.

Posted in my home, sewing.

9 Responses to secret room

  1. karen says:

    I love seeing little feet sticking out from hiding places. Very sweet. The curtain looks great.

  2. stephanie says:

    The weekend got a little long for me, too. Congrats on that new little one.

  3. nath says:

    haha, that’s sweet. maybe you can hide behind there instead? would there be room to pack a pie as well? perfect!

  4. oona says:

    Great picture. I’m always impressed with your work and I love the honesty in your posts. Congratulations on your newbie – I adore the outfit in the photos. I need to make me some booties. And thank you for the comment on my quilt top… I really appreciate it.

  5. Beth says:

    Have you put it in a doorway yet to make an impromptu puppet stage? I saw that idea somewhere and have been meaning to try it myself……wish I had a CLEAN fireplace—yours looks lovely.

  6. Katie says:

    Cute curtain! I hope the baby finds enjoyment in his new life. The other kids seem to have! Hang in there!

  7. Amy says:

    I am stunned that you could not only sew with a brand new baby in the house (not to mention the other two sweeties), but you made PIE?! Do you sleep? (Actually, don’t answer that. I know.) Man, I’m impressed, for what it’s worth. Rest, mama! REST…And congratulations! He’s absolutely beautiful.

  8. monica says:

    I’m very impressed… sewing with three children? wow.

    Well done you!

  9. Brilliant. I was just thinking last week, “what can I do with that space?” With a little sprucing and dusting it could be perfect for the munchkin.