Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.
In life….there are few established facts on which we can all agree.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Your mother is always right and….
….every dining room needs a pair of smocked burlap curtains.
I first posted about these burlap curtains when I started the blog.
I loved them then and I love them now.
They are well-made and thick and extra heavy and the smocking is amazing and I want to wrap myself in them like Scarlett….
….and head out on the town.
But never, never, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of questions I would get about the curtains.
“Where did you get them?”
“Can I buy them?”
“What store sells them?”
Again and again and again and again.
And the answer is always the same….
The store that sells them no longer carries them and I have looked and looked and looked for another alternative with absolutely no success.
And then I had a brilliant idea….
….what if I DIY’d them.
….how hard could smocking burlap be?
So I started with hand-smocking. I began with smocking a stocking. It wasn’t really that hard….but the smocking looked a little uneven and a little handmade and it didn’t even resemble the smocking on the curtains.
And then I found this….
….which I am crossing all 10 fingers and toes and hoping is the answer to all my smocking issues.
Have you ever used it?
I’ve ordered some and bought rolls of burlap and I put together a collection of supplies to make the curtains just in case we all want to go on a smocking burlap journey together.
After all….my mother bought the curtains for me and inspired the dining room…..and then later she suggested I make my own.
And if there’s one thing I know for certain……
…..my mother is always right. 🙂
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Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post.
But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.
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