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A Martha Inspired Blind

February 1, 2012

A while back my talented friend, Tracey, had asked for window covering advice for her small bathroom. She knew what she wanted but wasn't sure how to get it made. Being the kind and generous gal that I am, I offered my sewing services and sewed the blind for her! The neighbours were finding that they were seeing too much skin over at Tracey's house {he, he, he} and she needed to bring in some privacy stat!

The window in question...


After a few emails back and forth, I was able to nail down the style she wanted. Thanks to Martha for inspiration I made this:



I am thrilled with how it turned out. I was a bit nervous as I went by measurements and photos she had emailed me! The fabric Tracey chose was a gorgeous white linen and we used mother-of-pearl buttons.






Had to throw this photo in, only Tracey would have a flower arrangement in her bathroom!


Photos by Tracey Ayton 

XO Barbara

29 comments:

  1. Love it! I made the same blind out of ticking fabric for my son's nursery in 2002. That Martha, always a classic!

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  2. The window is so pretty. We really like the effect of the buttons.

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  3. Wow! Love this, Barbara!

    So delicate and feminine.

    Have a great day!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  4. That's so pretty.
    We need something similar in our master...haven't quite figured out what to do yet, but this will go in my inspiration files :)

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  5. You're so humble, haha!! ;) It's simply beautiful! And those pics! I aspire to have flowers like that in all rooms of the house!

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  6. Love those cute little buttons! Very pretty.

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  7. Lovely!! I really like the linen with the pretty buttons :)

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  8. So pretty! You're such a creative and talented girl!

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  9. So pretty! I had something similar in a previous bathroom. Love the addition of the buttons :)

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  10. Well aren't you a nice friend? It looks perfect!

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  11. The blind looks great, and it's the perfect way to get both privacy AND light in the bathroom :-) The buttons are a nice touch :-)

    {Glad you enjoyed my BlogPodium post. The conference was so informative and inspiring - I've got so many ideas in my head now! Ummm, and yeah, I'd choose Hawaii over TO any day!}

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  12. That is gorgeous! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing this creative window covering idea.

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  13. It turned out so great Barbara!! You did a fabulous job (but then again... you always do!)

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  14. ohmygracious! I wish I had half the skills you did--what an incredible job! I'm so happy to have found your beautiful blog :) I still can't stop laughing about the story from the neighbors--too funny! Have a great Wednesday! xoxo {av}

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  15. LOVE your handiwork my dear, you are a talent. Tracey is LUCKY! I love the fabric and how everything looks! Fabuuuu!
    Nancy xo

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  16. so clever! I like the simplicity of it... you are a kind and generous friend, lol!

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  17. Cute!!! Just beautiful. Love it :)

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  18. Lovely! And so kind of you to sew it up for her. I love the mother of pearl buttons, they add such a nice detail.

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  19. beautiful window treatment!

    love the blog :)

    Bethany
    http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/02/project-alert-drop-cloth-curtains-done.html

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  20. That looks so pretty! Tracey took some lovely pics of her lovely bathroom too. You really have me thinking now...you may hear from me soon. ;)

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  21. Love the blind and it's so perfect for her bathroom!

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  22. You are such a thoughtful friend! Tracey is a lucky girl! The blind looks lovely especially with the button detail. Tracey's flower arrangement is very pretty, too!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  23. I think you did a fab job! I love the fabric, and buttons, but what I really love is how you were able to sew it from a distance! Really nice work, as always :-)

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  24. I think you did a fab job! I love the fabric, and buttons, but what I really love is how you were able to sew it from a distance! Really nice work, as always :-)

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    1. A few days ago I have read news just like this in a reputed newspaper. I am so much strange to see such kind of similarity. I am happy to see this.
      Blinds

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