I had made a valance a couple of months ago for the window at the kitchen sink. I had successfully postponed making the short panels for the other window in the kitchen. So with Man and Boy Wonder at the lake yesterday, I decided it was time to complete the project. I kept it simple: straight lines, hems, with a rod pocket to slip a slim spring rod through. Keeping it simple makes it possible to quickly change the look of the kitchen later. All I have to do is make another set of similar window treatments with a different fabric for a new look. This set is made from blue toile that I bought at Wal-Mart.
I am thinking of making another set in red toile or with my new “love”, a canvas drop cloth. My mind has been swimming all weekend with ideas of things to make from canvas drop cloths, but that is for another entry. :-)
We live in a rented home, and while the owner is pretty flexible with what we do, I do not want to spend too much time or money on someone else’s house. So I made these to add a little character to the white kitchen walls. They are made from some free clipart that I found online (sorry….didn’t save the link), printed on cardstock, and slipped into some very inexpensive frames that I found at the Dollar General (on sale for $0.75).
Until next time……..
“Frugality without creativity is deprivation.” Amy Dacyczyn
I once read that the desire to create is in man’s DNA because he was created in the image of THE CREATOR. I believe that is true. We all create. Some create fine masterpieces. Others create more practical things, such as a meal or order in the home. We create out of necessity. We create out of love; love of our art, love for the person for whom we are creating, love for the Creator.
Here is where I hope to share my future creations. Since I am a Jack of all trades (and yes, master of none), what you will find here will vary. I may share a recipe, a sewing project, or the rebirth of a yardsale/flea-market find. I hope to have some creations for sale in the coming months, but many will be things for personal use or for gifts.
At the moment my mind is on Christmas. Yes, it is the very beginning of summer, a very warm day for Upstate NY, but now is the time to start those Christmas gifts and decorating projects. So pull out your project notebooks and start planning!