(do you hear the swish?)
I'm picturing luxuriously long drapes that puddle on the floor:
(oh, and by the way, Rob... can you raise the ceiling... 20 feet or so for my curtains?)
I didn't much like wedding planning. Maybe because I was ready to just BE married a good 6 months before Rob even proposed. ;) Maybe because I was finishing my master's degree and had no time for wedding planning. But wedding dress shopping... oh that part was heavenly. I was very good at sneaking off on my own for dress shopping. However, I only went to 3 stores before abruptly finding my dress... at some random place in Tennessee... "Budget Bridal by Connie". I didn't want to like my dress because it was $400 and new. I wanted to find a bargain at a thrift store or fall in love with a $99 gown at David's Bridal. I was only at Connie's because I was on a Style Finding Mission. However, I hardly slept the night after trying on that dress. I called my friend Charlotte and described the dress... it's swishy noise and the wrinkly taffeta fabric. "Oh... that's a special fabric..." she said, totally understanding how swishy noises and wrinkly fabric were perfection.
To this day I still like looking at wedding dresses. I don't read bridal magazines (I'm not THAT crazy!), but if a wedding dress appears on the front pace of Etsy I'm guaranteed to click on it. So, as you can imagine, I was very excited to embark on a Swishy Curtain Fabric Finding Mission. I walked into the fabric store and was drawn directly to a row of dupioni silk. "Perfect!" I thought. Until I noticed... oops... that's the real deal dupioni silk. My 1960's split level doesn't need $15/yard silk... even if I am being fancy. ;) Let's go find the fake stuff!
I spent a long time learning about swishy fabrics today and I still feel like I have volumes to learn. One day I hope to be well educated in fabric. But tomorrow (today, actually... haha) I'm very eager for the paper to be delivered so I can cut out some fabric coupons. Perhaps I should get some sleep on this Sunday morning. ;)
ps: the craft room's walls have a color!! :) One more coat before I can show you. Don't get overly excited, it's just a beige, but it's a beautiful beige!