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.....


Anonymous said...

what a cool idea! this is my first time seeing your blog! very cool! luv ya girl! p.n. trombones rock

Unknown said...

Thanks! Anonymous lol Trombones rock. Yes.

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