Growing up, my mom sewed quite a bit for me.
I loved our trips to Hancocks, leafing through thick volumes of Simplicity and McCalls searching for the most beautiful dress and then wading through the tightly packed isles of bolts and bolts of fabrics, envisioning the project ahead.
And, when I was set to graduate from college, my mom bought me my very own sewing machine… a used $150 Elna.
It was as if the goose that laid the golden egg had had twins and I was fit to be tied.
And those memories of sitting there with my mom at her Singer, helping her guide the calico fabrics along the guide, overwhelmed me and I found myself, at the local Hancocks, reliving those memories.
I purchased some dark burgundy brocade tafetta and a couple of yards of soft burgundy chiffon. I dreamed of showing off my sewing skills and making a sophisticated graduation dress to wear beneath my robe.
Well, I did make that dress…
and I did wear it beneath my robe…
but, it wasn’t exactly…ummm… exquisitely executed.
Sometimes, as creators, our visions may not come to life as expected…
or hold up to wear and tear as expected.
So what does this have to do with my Stairway to Heaven?
I’ve received several emails questioning how the Spoonflower Wallpaper has help up, and I am delighted to say that it looks exactly the same as the day I finished the project.
No peeling edges!
So, if you are looking to try this out in your own home, I can confidently say that it will hold up under pressure.
The pressure of two very active boys running up and down the stairs multiple times a day.
That’s some serious traffic, baby!