Monday, 22 August 2011

Blackout curtains

Above is a photograph of the curtains that I made for my sister. She recently had a baby and wanted to have some curtains up in the new nursery to block out the sunlight so the baby could have a nice sleep!

She lives abroad on an island where there is not much choice in curtains so she asked me to make some for her.  She forwarded on the fabric she chose for her curtains and arranged to collect them when she next visited the UK.  She has constant sun where she lives so I told her it was a must to have blackout lining on the curtains, which she agreed.

I have made many curtains for my own home but never for anyone else so I was a little apprehensive!  This time I made sure that I was cutting everything correctly and pinning and sewing more accurately than I normally do for myself.

She originally only had some blinds at the window which didn't block the light out at all. She had a small valance at the window so she decided to buy fabric with a matching colour which was a 'wine' colour. Below is a photograph of the original window feature.


When my sister returned to her home she took these photos of her new curtains and immediately emailed me them. She guessed I might want to show them on my blog, she guessed right!  Below is another photograph of the curtains with them opened this time.

She had sent me plenty of fabric for these curtains which meant I had plenty remaining, so I also made her a couple of cushion covers too! Below is the photograph of the matching cushion covers.
My sister is so happy with her new curtains, which makes me a very happy sister too!

I just had to share a photo of my gorgeous niece who is the one these curtains were really made for, isn't she just adorable, its such a shame they live so far away, thank goodness for skype and the internet!


This week I am linking this post with the following link parties / blog hops:
 TipMeTuesdayButton Katie's Nesting SpothomeworkBeneath the Rowan TreePassionately ArtisticConfessions Of A Stay At Home MommyStrictly Homemade TuesdayRhinestone BeaglebuttonMonday Monkey Hop at Mommy of Two Little MonkeysPink Hippo PartyPhotobucketthe perfect line







24 comments:

  1. These are sooo stinkin adorable and what a great way to keep out the light... I may have to make a set of these for my little girl who is a light sleeper and loves the dark! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  2. They came out beautifully...just perfect for your beautiful little niece. Great job!

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  3. Those curtains are PERFECT. I can definitely use some of those in the nursery for my little one on the way. And your niece is just tooooooooooooo cute :)

    Stopping in from Moneky Hop Monday...now your newest GFC follower :)

    Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama

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  4. aaawww.. your niece.. so so gorgeous!! The curtains rock!! wow!! well done..

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  5. Ur niece is so cute :) nd the curtains looks so good

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  6. awwwww your niece is super cute and love those curtains

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  7. wow i like it....simple elegant and cute indeed...

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  8. Salaam sis, love your curtains! I love to craft but am NO WHERE as talented as you. Insha'allah you can inspire! And your niece, what a sweety!

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  9. that baby is soooo adorable! thank you so very much for taking the time to link up to my party! It was my first one and I'm just honored that people actually joined up. I'd be just tickled pink to see you join up again today! Have a lovely day, Maria http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow, really great job on the curtains! I wish I was a little more crafty myself.

    Following you from Mehreen's Friends' Meetup Party.

    Mandi
    Smile and Mama With Me

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  11. You did a great job! I'd love for you to stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  12. After I successfully sewed in a straight line long enough to make a valance I've been thinking about how to make blackout curtains. What kind of fabric did you use?

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  13. Lovely! My kids have blackout curtains (though sadly it isn't helping them sleep in much lately!). They seem to work better with my son's roman shade style than with my daughter's gathered curtains, though. Ah well.

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  14. That little doll-baby doesn't need any more beauty sleep, she's adorable! The curtains came out so pretty! WTG Auntie! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  15. She's adorable, cute curtains! I awarded you with an award on my blog, if you get a second check it out! Have a great day!

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  16. wow, they are gorgeous! I love how the decorating bit goes together with the dark curtains - so stylish!!
    thanks for linking up with creative world blog hop!

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  17. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please continue sharing your creativity with us during the weekly party.

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  18. Great work on the curtains! It's amazing how much more effort we put into sewing for others rather than for ourselves!!! Fantastic job (and very cute niece)

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  19. Aww.. you are such a sweet and thoughtful sister, and that's shown through the result of the beautiful works done!

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  20. Thoughtfulness sister and gorgeous niece. The patterns of butterfly and flowers are so matching. Thanks for stopping by and comments on my blog. I'm your new follower.
    Terrie from Hong Kong.

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  21. Thanks for the follow and comment, following you back! I think those curtains turned out great, good job!

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  22. The blackout curtains are great and your niece is a beautiful little doll baby. new follower from Tea Time Thursdays. Hope you could visit my blog and follow back at tootsabellarose.blogspot.com

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  23. Pretty curtains for pretty baby :)

    Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun.

    The party for this week is going on... hope to see you there again :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/09/tea-time-thursdays-5-and-features.html

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  24. Thank you to everyone who has left such lovely comments. I am sure my sister and niece didn't think their curtains would get so much attention haha! Karima :)

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