Archive for December, 2010
For the longest time, i haven’t had list for things that i wanted for Christmas, it’s more than enough for me that my kids had everything they’ve wished/asked for during Christmas season. Those things that i ever wanted, be it personal things, like shoes, blouses, i would make it a point to buy them during off-season, because i always hated to buy my personal stuffs when most people were cramming to buy on the holidays.
However, when it comes to things around the house, be it appliances or fisher and paykel washing machines for sale, or home fixtures, or a roman floating clock, perhaps…sometimes i wished i had my wish lists be realized before each year draws to an end…
AND…as i always believed…wishes do come true…
What’s left on my wish list? I would be glad if i could have sets of these printed sheer curtains for the three rooms in the house. I made new curtains out of old sheers/fabrics for the living room. I think i’ve been good all these times, would Santa mind giving me those sheer curtains?
it saddened me that i hadn’t had new curtains for the longest time. and, suddenly, it gladdened my heart when last saturday, when i was rummaging things in the storage, found and idea to re-do some old curtains of my mom.
here’s what i sewed during the weekend…
found silk fabric from my mom’s old sheets and i transformed them into little blue swags which i paired off with white sheer chiffon to create drama on a false window. then i added also mom’s old room curtain with blue prints and sewed them pleated style.
i fancy those made to order modern silk and lacy curtains, but since i have no budget for that, i may have to used up my sewing ability to come up with something that would fancy my pockets. this way, my blue-themed curtains “newly” hangs in my windows…
HEAD ON TO SMILING SALLY FOR MORE BLUE MONDAY POST
inspired by dhemz photo on her displayed lucky bamboo. i started to make my own because there were many plants of that kind in our backyard. the last spiral bamboo in the house was years ago when dengue started as an epidemic and water plants is a no-no in our house anymore. pardon me for not googling much about the exact name of this plant specie.
i made this project the week my father passed away, that explains the late posting.
here’s how to make and grow lucky bamboos:
i discarded all the leaves. sorry for the dirt, it is raining the day i cut it out from the yard.
make sure you extract all the leaves from the ends of every stalks so as not to see dried leaves once you displayed the finished project.
you can cut in any desired length you want, just make sure you cut near the ends of every “sections”.
NOTE: spiral bamboos such as those we’re seeing in feng shui shops were done while the bamboo plant is still planted in the soil. they use small wires to bend unto desired shapes and sizes.
for now, i’ll stick to straight cut only. the simplest designs for these cute bamboos.
found me an empty bottle of cheezee, perfect to hold a bunch of these lucky bamboos, and an indigenous cloth. just remember not to put much water (to avoid mosquito from nesting in it) and more water would make the cut stalks rot easily. just make sure to water (or spray) completely the stalks everyday til you see leaves sprouting.
would it be a nice gift this holiday season?