Did you have to?

I think Banjo and I are fighting.  You might wonder how I could be mad at this precious, crazy specimen of a dog with floppy ears and an eager tongue….  Well, I’ll tell you why.  One day last week, Little B busted into the craft room, went straight over to my carpet, and decided to throw up aaaaaaall over it.  Just like that.  Like it was a great new present that she couldn’t wait to share.  We cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, but I think the carpet is doomed for the dumpster.  It is decidedly Not Good in the craft room right now.

I also think we’re spoiling B too much and she’s getting less disciplined.  We need to channel our inner Cesar Milans over the next little while and get her back into shape.

Despite the current room situation, I managed to whip up a custom Macbook cover for a friend (hi Tom!) who has a wife that loves him (hi Julz!) and wanted to give it to him for Father’s day.  I forgot to photograph it before I released it into the wild, but it contained the following components:  Man colors, an appliqued street sign, and monkeys (they were on the inside).  It was really a first attempt at designing for a guy.  When you take the pretty flowery fabrics out of the picture, it’s not so easy, but it’s a start.

Oh!  And I found a “door” for my closet.  It was briefly our shower curtain, but I repurposed it when I realized that my closet door fantasy was not going to pan out anytime soon (sad news).  I found it on sale at Anthropologie, and it’s one of my favorite Marimekko prints (happy news!):

What are your favorite fabrics for designing for guys?  Oh, and another question.  How do I get out the folds/creases from this shower curtain?  I’ve washed multiple times to no avail… scared to put an iron anywhere near it, since it’s 100% polyester.  Ideas?

I’m off to watch the elimination show of So You Think You Can Dance.  I adore this show.  You should watch it if you don’t already.

Posted by robyn on June 18th, 2009 under banjo, random

11 Responses to “Did you have to?”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Yeah – and she’s totally slacking on her chores!

  2. Jabba Says:

    I wonder if you could get the wrinkles out with a press cloth?
    That shower curtain seems to go well with your paint colour too, right on!

    Jabbas last blog post..Pins and Needles

  3. robyn Says:

    Good call – I might try a presscloth. Still nervous that I’d melt the fabric, but it’s worth a try!

  4. Peggy B Says:

    Try the press cloth and lowest setting on the iron and maybe if the curtain was slightly damp too. Good Luck

  5. Peggy B Says:

    Oh and I do love the curtain too. Bringing the outside is always works. Try Oxy Clean for carpet. SC

  6. Gary Says:

    Could you tell me the color of the paint on the walls in that room??

  7. robyn Says:

    Hi Gary,

    It’s “Asparagus” from the Home Depot Behr collection. I love it more each day! -Robyn

  8. Gary Says:

    Thanks Robyn! Hope you don’t mind but my girlfriend and I are “stealing” that color (and the shower curtain) for our guest bathroom. Thanks again!

  9. Brenda Says:

    Now that’s amazing! Finding a shower curtain that matches perfectly the unusual color of your walls? Priceless!
    To remove the wrinkles I would put it through the wash and then plop it in the dryer, remove when damp but not dry…and just hang. it’s like “steming” the whole piece at once. =)

  10. Hike Says:

    I was wondering what kind of curtain rod, where you got it from, and how you placed it in there. I have ripped out my closet doors to replace them with curtains but now I am stumped as how to place the curtain rod as you did.

    Any tips will be helpful. Love the room I have taken on the same color choice but im going with teal curtains.

    Thanks again.

  11. robyn Says:

    Hey Hike,

    I’m not sure where I got the curtain rod, but it’s the kind where you screw it one way to make it shorter, and the other way to make it longer. It stays in place by pressure from the making it longer. Since the shower curtain is really light, it stays put quite well. I’d love to see the combo you come up with! Teal curtains sound quite cute! -Robyn

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