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March Photo Challenge: Day 3



Prompt: Domestic

About this photo: Last year Mr. Husband challenged me to sew a real hem into our drapes. Up until then I had hemmed drapes, pants and just about anything else with either staples or duct tape. After moving to Kentucky I discovered this no-sew hem tape and it revolutionized my hemming abilities. No longer did my pant legs glint of staples. Gone were the days of duct taping a drape. Now modern convenience made it possible for me to simply cut a length of this tape and press in a seam!

This was all well and good until it came time to wash said drapes, pants or skirts. Then, no matter how “permanent” the tape was advertised to be, parts would start to unravel.

Tired of having drapes that looked like they belonged in a frat house, Mr. Husband suggested I take a few sewing lessons. The poor man had no idea what a full-time hobby sewing would become. Some weekends, when I’m feeling particularly helpless in my infertility, sewing is almost therapeutic – within several hours time I can turn a pile of cloth into something with purpose. While my ovaries might not be able to produce an egg on their own, my hands can produce garments, luggage, slip covers, pillows, cat beds and, of course, drapes with proper hems.


I think this is everyone who is participating, but I might be missing a few. Please let me know if I’m missing your link! Also, you can join up at any point so don’t be shy 🙂



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  1. ess #
    March 3, 2012

    Hey there Belle! I just decided to jump on the bandwagon. Thanks for this wonderful challenge.

  2. 35life #
    March 3, 2012

    Love it! My husband bought me a sewing machine (I actually asked for one) and it has become part of my therapy regimen as well.

  3. March 3, 2012

    Oh how I wish I could sew!! I don’t own a sewing machine and not sure I would be able to do anything at all with it! Good thing my MIL does!

  4. March 3, 2012

    It almost seems like rebellion that I don’t sew. My mother used to be a seamstress, and she even whipped up my sister’s bridesmaid dress in her hotel room the day before our wedding. My sister sews. My stepmother sews. My grandmother sews. My aunt sews with fabrics she imports from India.

    I make small repairs by hand. And I made a pillow once.

    I do like your photo!

  5. March 3, 2012

    I wish I had a sewing machine. I borrow my MIL’s every once in a while. The last project I did was a couple of years ago when I made my Hubby a full exact replica Darth Vader cape for Halloween. He had a helmet, chest piece, outfit and big black combat boots. He looked awesome! I have so many patterns of things I want to make. I love the photo!

  6. March 3, 2012

    I’m loving participating in your March Photo Challenge…enjoying your pix too!!! Love the creativity and the cute way in which you have decorated your living room (in your portrait pix)! So FUN! I really enjoying getting a taste of people’s individual styles. Take care!

  7. Jessah #
    March 3, 2012

    This looks fun! I’d like to participate. Newbie blogger so I’m new to this kind of stuff. Do I just link back to you?

    • March 4, 2012

      Hey Jessah! Just post a link to your blog in my comments feed and I’ll add you to my list. I can’t wait to see your photos!

  8. March 3, 2012

    Hi Belle – I’m really enjoying the challenge 🙂 I also wanted to let you know that your Baby Makes 2 link – links to Lovely Transitions. Love your pics and connecting with so many bloggers.

    • March 4, 2012

      Yikes! Thanks for catching that! It should be fixed in today’s post… which will be up in just a few minutes 🙂

  9. Esperanza #
    March 3, 2012

    This is very cool. I’m actually a late edition so it’s cool if you can’t add me to the list. Thanks for putting this together!

    I’m at Stumbling Gracefully (

    • March 4, 2012

      Absolutely!The more the merrier!

  10. March 4, 2012

    And me! Emily @ 🙂

  11. March 4, 2012

    I’ll need to take a few lessons from you. I have so many ideas on what I want to do but have yet to take sewing lessons. Maybe you could show us one of your beautiful works?

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