I'm happy to say that all of my mending is completed! All of it! I'm surprised myself.
Here's the roller shade in my girls room. A few years ago they were fooling around with it and rippied it. Since it was way to long anyways, I just cut it off and it was still very useable. But it didn't have that bar along the bottom anymore. Besides looking really ugly, it would often flip around the top when I was rolling it up because it didn't have anything to stop it.
That is no longer a problem. With the help of my husband, who had to hold it as I sewed, I sewed a casing onto the bottom of the blind. Then I inserted a 3/4 inch piece of wood trim. Lastly I glued on some ric rac to cover up the ugly seam. It was actually pretty tough to sew the casing onto the vinyl blind and I considered giving up. My husband convince me to keep going, telling me that once the wood was inside the casing it wouldn't look as bad. And he was right. It looks okay now. It works way better too.
Now on to you. Have you been participating in Mending Week? It's not too late to join in. Just work on your mending today and tomorrow yet.
At the bottom of this post you will find a Mister Linky. If you've blogged about your mending or posted it in on a flickr page please link up at the bottom. You will be in the running for two great prizes!
First prize will be for a three-pattern package from Leila & Ben! The patterns are for crochet and sewing, designed by two moms (from Alberta, Canada.) The patterns are modern and simple. See?
They also offer a free pattern for a vest on their site which I would love to make for Zachary this coming fall. Adorable.
Our second prize is a charm pack from Above All Fabric. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to deal with Melanie at Above All Fabric. She goes above and beyond and answers email questions fast. Her online shop is great and she leans heavily toward the apparel end of sewing (rather than quilting) which I think is fun and refreshing. She has a ton of stuff on sale right now, but it ends very soon so get it now.
A charm pack is a great prize for Mending Week. Think patches. Fun! What would you pick?
We will be leaving the Mister Linky up until Monday evening. Simply link up to any post or flickr photo that tells what kind of Mending you've been doing this week.
Thanks for joining us!