Friday, July 20, 2012

Funky Fish

I think these curtains are the winners of the "what should I hang at the kitchen window" contest.  I bought this canvas fabric at a year or so ago, not having anything specific in mind, but loved the retro fish.  I had enough to hem the four sides of two panels, clip on some hoops, and hang.  We have been living with them for a few weeks and I think I should take the plunge and order more fabric for the three windows facing the lake.  If you haven't been to the Spoonflower site, why  not?  It is a  magical place where you can design your own fabric and have it printed on various types of fabric.  No ideas?  No problem.  Search by style or color for fabrics designed by others.  I have ordered some wonderful prints that are very unique and beautiful  The close-up of the fabric shows the funky fish.  I am going to try to recreate them in machine embroidery.  Where there is a solid color, that will be an applique, and then the black stitches will go on top of that.  A few of the asterisk shapes and the circles will be easy to do, too.  Kitchen towels and potholders to match.  How fun is that?  Actually, the most fun is the designing and execution, isn't it?  I have a sign above my desk that says "The journey is the destination."  So true.  Jerilynn


  1. The fish purists in the family would have problems with the anatomical correctness of these fish, and by that I mean shape, color, and fin placement, but I love them.

    Great choice!

  2. Love the curtains, but also the red bird! Where is that from, if you don't mind sharing? Thank you!

    1. Thank you! I don't remember where I got the bird, and I can't find it right now...I will continue to look for it and let you know if there is some markings on it that could ID where it is from. I have a couple smaller ones like it, too, that I got around the same time...maybe 10 or so years ago. That makes them almost vintage!