My 4 year old grandson Shane has been getting up at dawn lately. Which his mom, who works until midnight, doen’t really appreciate. So she asked me if I could make a new window curtain for his room that would block the light and maybe he would sleep a little later.
I went to the fabric store and found a nice sun and moon and stars print that works well in his room, and a navy blue for the lining. He has a dark blue toybox with stars on it, and a solar system hanging from his ceiling, and his walls are a nice pale blue.
I took my sewing machine, fabric and notions over there Friday and set about making the curtain. I laid the old curtain on the floor and measured it. Then I cut and pinned and sewed and ironed and cut and pinned and sewed and ironed some more.
Shane took these pictures of me while I worked. 😀 (you can click on them for a bigger version)
Before you think he is a photographic genius, he also took these pictures of me. 🙄
The instructions said it was a 2 1/2 hour project. HA! The instructions forgot to take into account the thread wrapping itself around the spindle and breaking 3 times. Or that the ties didn’t want to be turned right side out. Or the little boy wanting to have Grummy stitch on a piece of paper for him. And borrow the scissors to trim the paper. And wanting to use the new curtain for a blanket when I laid it on the floor to measure it for the lining. And . . . well, you get the idea.
But it was worth it in the end. Here is the finished result: