noelle o designs

creativity + sewing + upcycling inspiration



I think my daughters room is finally finished. I even went through all the toys and sorted, organized, and tossed- (not a small job, it hasn’t been done properly in years) I took me the entire morning, but it was way worth it. Now if I could just get my whole house as spotlessly organized as this one room…
The curtains were the finishing touch, I have been waiting for the extra 2 yards I needed to come in the mail- I could only find the Alexander Henry “Hollywood” fabric in blue and brown on ebay. Then… like a dork- I absentmindedly I cut the curtains too short ignoring the #1 rule of woodworking and sewing alike: measure twice- cut once. Luckily, I wasn’t cutting wood- I would have had to start all over; I just had to improvise and patch things up a bit. I think I like the band at the top better than if it were just one solid color.
I found the little clippy holders at Ikea, they look confusing in the package, I thought I was going to have to sew button holes across the top of the curtain to make them work, but you just slide the fabric in and you’re done.
Now, I can move along to the next room. My other daughter’s room (the “I really want my own room”, driving-force-behind-the-upheaval girl) is almost finished too. I’ll get some pics up soon.


  1. steph

    March 12, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Darling. Can’t wait to see it in person

  2. Melissa Miller

    March 13, 2008 at 12:03 am

    I am going private right this minute. After I posted some pictures of Madeline I got a comment from some creepy fella saying “nice pics!!”. No thanks creepo. I really didn’t want to go private, but that will do it.

    Let me know your email address and I’ll add it so you can have access. Send it to me at

    Crazy world

  3. The Wilkinson Clan

    March 13, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I love the border…It’s my favorite part. Genius I say.

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