Friday, May 25, 2007

Studio Friday: May's Studio Treat

Treat yourself to something your heart desires, maybe some chocolate or flowers or new art supplies... a nice little something (no spending of a fortune involved). Celebrate yourself !!

I decided to treat myself to a subscription to Somerset Studio magazine. It's such an awesome combination of eye candy and tips that I still thumb through the one issue I have that I bought almost two years ago. It's a little expensive at $7.95 a pop (anyone remember when magazines were cheap?) but hey, I'm worth it! I got a better price by ordering online from Stampington. I missed the deadline for the July-August issue, so it will be a bit of delayed gratification and a wonderful surprise in the mailbox when I finally get my first issue.



I've been working on several home improve- ment projects which include such glamorous things as sheet rock repair, texturing walls, and removing old curtain brackets. One of the fun projects was making these curtains to hang over the kitchen sink. They're made from an old broomstick skirt that I bought at a thrift store several years ago simply because I couldn't resist colors in the fabric. It was really too small for me but I couldn't part with it. I didn't want to use the sewing machine on this fabric, as the loosely-woven cotton is a bit stretchy, so I stitched the curtains by hand while listening to "Grey's Anatomy" on tv last night. I hardly ever watch that show, but I know who the main characters are, so I could get what was going on, at least for the duration of the episode.

have a great weekend; after two or more inches of rain yesterday we're gearing up for yet another line of thunderstorms today.

11 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

oh wow! those curtains are fabulous! I just got rid of a broomstick skirt last week - I wish I would have seen this then!

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh I love the idea of subscribing to Somerset! Good for you! I keep meaning to do that but for some reason just haven't yet. I buy every variety of issue that comes out so it would be SO smart to subscribe. Thanks for the thoughts!!!

iHanna said...

Yes! Good for you. I think I need to treat myself to a mag or two soon too! :-)

JRJ said...

gorgeous curtains, but I also love the little characters you have sitting on the window sill!

stephanie said...

What a great idea to use old clothing, I have so much that i love the fabric and not the clothes! Those little guys sitting on the windowsill? love em!

enjoy your somerset!

Bejeweled said...

What a lovely treat for yourself! I love the little creatures under the curtains - so cute!

Fifi LePew said...

I had no idea the little window critters would get so much attention! We do enjoy them sitting there.

And I have to admit I've been inspired by Crafty Green Poet to do a better job of recycling my stuff.

Monica Yvette said...

That looks like a great magazine. I'll have to look for it today when I go to Books-a-Mill. Yes, I agree with everyone. Neat curtain.

maria said...

One could never get to many magazines!!

Abbie said...

oh I adore Somerset Studio! I actually asked my mother to pick up the latest one for me today. a subscription would be fabulous!

Love the curtains!
:) Abbie

KJ said...

Great choice for a treat, I wish I would've thought of it -- the gift to yourself that'll keep on giving, month after month!

The curtains are so colorful and cheerful & the little shelfsiters beneath them are too cute.

Careful on the Grey's, though. I started with ONE episode my sister had on her DVR while I was over babysitting my niece, who was napping...and a year and a half later, I'm still fully addicted. (Though the season finale left something to be desired, for sure.)