Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

New laundry curtain

I recently made a new curtain for my laundry window.
I used calico and added a battenburg lace border.
I cut a pre-loved battenburg runner in half lengthways
and sewed it to the bottom.
I made a string and combination vintage/new button tie back.
I added a little bundle of string tied wooded clothes pegs as the ornament on the window sill.
This window gets the all day northern sun so I don't really have to worry about the calico fading.

Sorry about the photos, they were taken on my mobile.
I want to buy a new camera soon but not sure what to get.
I want one that will take good still shots in a light box
(for my cards and little items) 
also take good outdoor shots.
I don't know if I really need a DSLR or not.
I'm not really into having to change lenses
as I am very limited in what I can carry around
due to a back problem.
I have looked at a Nikon P510.
It's not a DLSR but has a lot of good features
has a tilt/flip screen which would be good
when using a tripod.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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If you become my follower I will return the favour.


  1. You are so talented. I love this!

  2. I have a Lumix camera and I don't like it one bit. Got rave reviews but I've struggled with it from day one. :(

    Love the curtain! FAB!


    1. Ok Rebecca, now I know not to buy a Lumix...thanks. There are so many to choose from it does my head in.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment :)
    Lovely curtain... adore the battenburg lace :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

    1. Thankyou Pernilla. I too live in Australia....LOL

  4. Silly me, I sometimes forget to check where the different blogs originate from lol Been visiting so many American blogs and then I forget to change my greeting. Oops.
    Thank you for following me :)
    The vinyl floor is the original vinyl floor from the early 80s... A pretty forgiving floor ;) Dreaming of real timber though :)
    The corner hutch is Swedish, a traditional Swedish corner unit, actually this one is from IKEA - a loooong time ago! Wish they would bring them back!! There's lots of Swedish influences in our home. I think I became more Swedish when I moved out here a decade ago!
    Greetings from sunny Queensland♥

    1. Thanks for becoming my follower and I'll send you greetings from my sunny corner of the Darling Downs in Queensland! Next thing we'll discover we live around the corner from each other!!! LOL

    2. South-East Qld... Logan City, south of Brisbane :) :D

  5. This looks great, I love making things with buttons, and the lace is lovely too! I would like a better quality camera too!

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment Deanne.