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Old 06-22-2011, 08:10 AM   #271
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I just had a brainstorm

I had bought a set of shower curtain, hangers, plus ceramic toothbrush holder, cup, and soap dish.

I only bought it because of the ceramic pieces, and had stashed the shower curtain in a drawer.

The pattern is framed palm trees checkerboarded with a palm frond over a square, all on a cream background. The colors are faded khaki and muddy olive green.

It dawned on me that the shower curtain might just cover the recliner.

Not only does it fit, it looks good. One palm frond is behind my head, A palm in a frame is center back, another palm in a frame is center seat.

I even was able to center a couple of framed palms centered on the arms!

The "fabric" is like a stiff organza. It won't wrinkle. The colors seem to fit into the new color scheme.

There's still some tweaking to do. The "fabric" is translucent, so I left the comforter on it, but it sticks out in front. I'll just have to fold that under and pin it up.

I had always thought of sheets and pillowcases as sources of fabric, but I never thought about a shower curtain.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:25 AM   #272
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I made this. It is a percussion intrument made from assorted household items used many years ago in jazz. Now, I just have to learn how to play it.
The coffee can holds thimbles for yor fingers. I still have to add a pot, but haven't found a suitable one yet.

Here is an example of one in use at a Django Reinhardt festival. Check out the solo at 1:04.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:35 AM   #273
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That looks like fun!
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:57 PM   #274
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I know you already figured out a way to handle this dilemma, but I thought I would share how I turn very narrow straps and ties. I use a very long crochet hook, it looks like a a long knitting needle, but is actually hooked on one end. It's between 1/4 and 1/2 inch in diameter. Works great! The hook really helps. Hope the next project goes smoothly!
thanks i will try that. i tried a bodkin , a chop stick, etc. very annoying. glad to be done with dresses.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:52 PM   #275
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Ah, the old afghan hook trick. Good idea.

I often attach a safety pin and just thread it back through.
That's a good idea for rethreading the strings in sweats...Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:46 PM   #276
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That's a good idea for rethreading the strings in sweats...Thanks!
Glad to help. I've used it for that too.
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Glad to help. I've used it for that too.
I told Shrek about it, now I need to get dressed and go get an Afghan Hook...it helps that I need other things at the store.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:07 PM   #278
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I just had a brainstorm

I had bought a set of shower curtain, hangers, plus ceramic toothbrush holder, cup, and soap dish.

I only bought it because of the ceramic pieces, and had stashed the shower curtain in a drawer.

The pattern is framed palm trees checkerboarded with a palm frond over a square, all on a cream background. The colors are faded khaki and muddy olive green.

It dawned on me that the shower curtain might just cover the recliner.

Not only does it fit, it looks good. One palm frond is behind my head, A palm in a frame is center back, another palm in a frame is center seat.

I even was able to center a couple of framed palms centered on the arms!

The "fabric" is like a stiff organza. It won't wrinkle. The colors seem to fit into the new color scheme.

There's still some tweaking to do. The "fabric" is translucent, so I left the comforter on it, but it sticks out in front. I'll just have to fold that under and pin it up.

I had always thought of sheets and pillowcases as sources of fabric, but I never thought about a shower curtain.
I used fabric shower curtains as curtains in the living room...nice and inexpensive. Opaque enough that no one could see in, but let the light and breeze in. They look great and easy to wash.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #279
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I'm kind of kicking myself for not having thought of it before, but then I've never had an extra shower curtain before.
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I'm kind of kicking myself for not having thought of it before, but then I've never had an extra shower curtain before.
I found the shower curtains and decided I liked them better than the regular curtains I had been looking at...we are now the proud owners of an afghan hook...
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