Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kikithespunkymunky is Baaaaack! Rethinking, Repurposing, Recreating, DIYing, and Sharing: Embroidery Hoops n Fabric Window Covering

The window next to my computer in the office lets in a lot of Texas heat in the summer, so now that it's fall (but will be summer in Texas for the next couple of months lol), I decided to come up with a window covering. And without going out and buying anything to complete the project as usuual...The window is an odd shape and I didn't feel like cutting and hemming fabric to fit, so I remembered an idea I saw on Pinterest many a time, using embroidery hoops (of which I have a collection, imagine!) and lace. I decided to use scrap fabric instead of lace because I want to keep the heat/sun out. I was planning to connect the hoops together somehow after I had them arranged in the window how I wanted and make a 'screen', but instead I adjusted them and 'wedged' them in. They're not hard to remove when I want more light or if it's rainy outside, right nice feature. Instead of the lace idea I saw, I used a bag my hammock came in that I was never going to use; a ripped embroidered pillow that I didn't feel like repairing; and the back of a vintage pleather jacket (thrifted for .50). I'm frugal like that:) Voila.....

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Siesta Key, Florida 2008

potter's newest fave pic of himself

potter's newest fave pic of himself
ok, i like it too

mother's day rose 2008

mother's day rose 2008

mac cutie (feb 2000)

mac cutie (feb 2000)

i'm having a big mac attack (spring 2008)

i'm having a big mac attack  (spring 2008)

'show us your shoes'

'show us your shoes'
battle of flowers parade, fiesta, san antonio 2007

broadway shows i've been to

  • a chorus line
  • annie
  • beauty and the beast
  • best little whorehouse
  • cats
  • chicago
  • evita
  • fiddler on the roof
  • gypsy
  • hair
  • oklahoma
  • oliver
  • phantom of the opera
  • rent
  • south pacific
  • stomp
  • the color purple
  • the lion king
  • the odd couple
  • the sound of music
  • thoroughly modern millie
  • tommy
  • victor victoria
  • wicked

pigs on the dresser

pigs on the dresser

broadway shows i'm waiting to see

  • billy elliot
  • chitty chitty bang bang
  • hairspray
  • les miserables
  • mamma mia
  • mary poppins
  • the little mermaid

potter's 1st oil pastel (2008/8th grade)

potter's 1st oil pastel (2008/8th grade)

concerts i'd like to go to

  • amy winehouse
  • barbra streisand
  • bette midler
  • chris isaak
  • don mclean
  • elton john
  • joan baez
  • joni mitchell
  • josh groban
  • judy collins
  • madonna
  • stevie wonder

concerts i wish i'd been to

  • frank sinatra
  • janis joplin
  • jefferson airplane
  • jimmi hendrix
  • queen
  • sonny and cher
  • the beatles
  • the doors
  • the grateful dead