Consequently, I have become somewhat of a Pinterest junkie along the way. I am a huge fan of that particular kind of eye candy.
Now in and of itself, none of this is a problem ~ some reading, a little pinning, it's all good.
The trouble arises on days like today, when unable to find bedding that I like, I decide that it would be a great idea to take a clearance priced shower curtain and make a duvet cover out of it. Have I ever done this before, you ask. Why no. No, I have not. Is a shower curtain even the right size for a twin bed, you wonder. Um no. Not exactly. Is this really a project for someone with very basic sewing skills, you persist. Again...no. Not at all.
Does any of this stop me? No. No it does not.
I bought the curtain. Standing there knee deep in clearance merchandise at Marshall's, I had no doubt I could transform that bath item into a stunning, custom bed covering. My blog-inflated sense of DIY had me picturing a pretty blue sheet wrapped over the top to make up the shortage and dainty blue ribbons tied up in the prettiest little bows for closure.
Of course, at home, staring at my boxed up machine, I was met with the cold fact that just because I have read posts that detail how to make a duvet cover and seen pins that feature gorgeous bedrooms, does not mean that I actually possess any of the skills necessary to accomplish this rather complicated task!
Logged on, however, I am again convinced that I could do this.
It all looks so easy in the pictures. I guess it's an occupational hazard.
Oh well, if the sewing doesn't work out, it'll leave me more time to get started on that seven layer cake with homemade fondant!
It doesn't really matter that I don't bake.