Monday, April 22, 2013

How Much Does It Cost To Dry Clean A Shower Curtain?

I know what you're thinking--"Are you CRAZY?!?  You bought a dry clean only shower curtain?!?!"

It's actually worse than that.


One time, I was shopping for fabric online (I love have great prices and I can always find a % off coupon at  I accidentally fell in love with some (someone please tell me that happens to you) that would be PERFECT, times a million, for my bathroom, which was sadly SADLY in need of a shower curtain.  We'd been using a plain old beige liner since we moved in, folks. Which was, um, three and a half years ago.  I just hadn't found the perfect one...(until now).

So, I found this fabric, it was perfect, and I bought it.  And then I read more about it--wrong way around, I know.  "Dry clean only?!?  Seriously?!?"

What's a girl to do?  The fabric was perfect, after all.  So I made that shower curtain. (I followed Ashley's tutorial over at Make It and Love It--I can't say enough about how much I love her blog!)  I got a little extra fabric so I could match the pattern--since my roses were so huge, I knew it would look funny if I didn't.

Once I got the patterns matched, the rest was easy peasy lemon squeezy--you should try it!  I threw it up on my shower with a clear plastic liner (the old beige one made the colors look funny because there's a window behind it) and have not stopped grinning about it since.  I might even shriek and hop around a little sometimes.  Thankfully, my family is fond of my psychotic episodes quirks...

See what I mean?  Isn't the pattern GORGEOUS?!?  Doesn't it make you squeal and dance around too?  (It doesn't?  Huh...oh well.)

So, what's the point?  I'm going to wait until I HAVE TO wash this.  I will hand wash it with Woolite and air dry it.  I will probably have to iron it too (gasp!).  And it may be ruined after that!  I sure hope not...but alas, I don't know yet.

But it is worth it!  The happiness I have felt from having this curtain that I made myself and I love love love love, is worth the risk.  And I'm optimistic enough to hope I can keep it forever.  Sometimes you just have to follow your heart.

I'd love to hear what you think in the comments--even if you think I'm CrAaAzy!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It's My Party, I'll Give Stuff Away If I Want To! (Giveaway Closed)

Yay for birthdays.  Yay for celebrating living and loving.  Yay for giving!

I've been collecting cards for a while now, planning on giving some away.  Suddenly, my birthday rolled around, and I thought, what better time to give away cards?  Especially my latest, favoritest, "Happy Birthday" card!

So I gathered together some of my favorites, and I will send the whole pack to one lucky pickle person next week.  If you haven't already, "like" One Lucky Pickle on Facebook, and leave a comment by April 15th (in between doing taxes--yuck!).  I will choose a winner and mail the cards on the 16th!

The giveaway will include these eight cards (including the birthday one above), matching envelopes, plus a couple surprise cards, all handmade my me.  Good luck!!


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