Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hard Cornice Boards

These are my first ever hard cornices for Porter's Neck Country Club in Wilmington, NC. Lots of muscle power to jigsaw OSB board, join all the pieces together, pattern match with a fabric that has a horizontal repeat as well as a vertical one........AYACARUMBA! But they turned out really nice. The install was a bear but I was able to get the club's sous chef to help me. Isn't he a cutie?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Well, we did it! My daughter, Laura, and I sewed up a storm for 3 days! Met with the design production crew on Wednesday and installed 14 burlap drapery panels on Sunday night. They had 5" banding on 3 sides. Thank goodness they needed to be pretty for the camera and I didn't have to miter all those corners. It was definitely a worthwhile project. Here are some photos of Laura & I in the sweat shop and then after the finale. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

They're building a home about an hour from me in Horry County, S.C. Thanks to Jenna Abbott, WCAA President, I'm helping sew up some drapery panels. Lots of panels for the dining room & living room. Won't air for about 8-12 weeks but I'll keep you all posted. No photos until after the viewing........dangnabit! Did get to walk the site yesterday, tour the house with one of the designers, picked up all the fabric I needed and off to the workroom I went.............I have 3 days to fabricate 14 panels, lined, with banding on 3 sides............WHEW! Hope I can pull it off. More later.....:)

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