Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Just wanted to share photos of 2 wonderful, colorful window treats I have done. So many of my customers are afraid to use color.........not these gals. What a joy to be involved in both of these rooms.....ENJOY!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I do love dogs.......:)

I have always had dogs and cats. I LOVE THEM. Our 15 yr old cat (Ralph) and 13 yr old golden retriever (Honey Bear) died this past year. A few months ago I checked into fostering and came across the Great Pyrenees Rescue in Wilmington, NC. I applied to foster and had Lexie with me for about a month. She is now in her "furever" home and they LOVE her. Her new owners are tennis players, they are young and energetic, have a fenced in yard and she is now an indoor doggie :) Enjoy these great photos of her.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Northfield Gals National Workroom Tour

We did it again! Several of us spent a few days in East Jordan, Michigan visiting with Nancy Letts and Pine House Drapery. We had such a great time. We took the ferry over to Mackinaw Island and rented bikes. We rode completely around the island (8 mi), shopped for taffy, ate ice cream, drank Guiness at an Irish Pub, and then headed back. We spent some time in Nancy's workroom.........making bags out of scrap fabrics. Helser Bros sent along t-shirts for all of us to wear and wear them we did!

Window Seat Cushion

My first window seat cushion EVER! 114" long x 21" wide x 3" thick. Thanks to my good drapery friend, Nancy Letts, I tackled this and was very pleased with the result. It fit perfectly! I'm definitely adding this item to fabricate. When I delivered it to the customer she instantly ordered breakfast nook chair cushions with skirts out of the leftover fabric.

Helser Bros Artigiani Iron Rod

I needed a custom rod made for a 5 sided bay window. Anita Boetsma at Helser Bros helped me a lot with this project. The end result is just lovely. The customer loved it and thought the pricing was very good on the hardware. Once again, "you rock Helser Bros"......:)

Monday, August 23, 2010


I have painted the interior of my house for years. I have wanted stripes for a very long time but would never take the time it requires. Well....I finally decided to tackle it and so glad I did. I first had to strip all the wallpaper that had been up for 15 years. Then all the marking & taping took forever. I didn't like the first result so I waited a couple of weeks and tackled it again. I do love the end result. My goal was to create enough pop in the room for the "wow" factor without spending the money on new countertops. I think I pulled it off.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cockpit Cushions for "Starship" our sailing buddies Dan & Jamie needed cockpit cushions for their 30 years ago they were made. Needless to say they were shot........tears, zippers broken, just plain nasty. Jamie decided to have me make new ones for Dan's birthday yesterday. WHEW! Turned them around in 5 days! These were made out of naugahyde fabric. Here are the photos.....enjoy!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Drapery Fabric Bags

Bags made out of drapery & upholstery fabric & fringe scraps. Most of them are lined in coordinating leftover silk pieces. Pockets inside and out. What a ton of fun creating these.

Bags, bags & more bags

What do you do with your fabric & fringe scraps? I save it all and then sew up bags. Something different every time depending on the amount of scraps I had. These are sunbrella and are on consignment at a gift shop in New Bern, NC.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Master Bedroom Project

This is the master bath and bedroom of a tennis friend of mine. She had the fabric for quite a while and finally used it. We had a lot of fun designing this. I love the colors and also the use of different styles of window treatments in the same worked!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Boat Canvas Work

Finally finished sewing canvas for our 30' Catalina sailboat..................and...............finally remembered to bring my camera to the boat.....DUH! Here are the photos. The only thing I didn't make was the bimini. Everything else was fabricated on a portable Sailrite machine. Full Moon Canvas Company is now in full swing...............WOOHOO! Watcha think?

Friday, April 30, 2010

WCAA Southeast NC Chapter launch

Creative Drapery Designs is proud to announce we have a WCAA Southeast Chapter launched in Wilmington, NC. We had our first meeting yesterday with the fabulous Jenna Abbott (WCAA National Presient) in attendance. She came all the way from California. Great feedback from everyone. Spread the meeting is May 29th with Jeanelle Dech from the CHF Academy presenting, "Finding Your Niche".

Monday, March 29, 2010

Outdoor Living class at CHF

Last week I spent 4 days at the CHF Academy in Charlotte, NC learning all about sunbrella and boat canvas. What a great class. We learned how to construct umbrellas, box cushions, awnings, outdoor grommet panels, porch roller shades, and power boat vinyl seats. I gonna get that Sailrite hummin..........