Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When Winter Won't Budge

Why not take on a little sewing project when winter won't cooperate and move along?

That's what I did last week. Well, actually, I FINALLY did it last week. I had intended since after Christmas sometime to get some new valances sewn up for my kitchen and dining room windows. I promised myself I'd get to them eventually and set a deadline for Jonah's First Communion since we'd be having company.

Well, mission accomplished with only a little over a week to spare!

I wanted to brighten up the spaces a little and throw in a nice accent with my terra cotta colored walls. I found a valance on Pinterest that wasn't gathered or pleated and looked easy enough for my limited sewing talent. It also only took minimal fabric as it just folds up and under and hangs straight- double win. A flying trip to JoAnn's, a little perusing and I finally narrowed it down between two prints. A little consult with the very nice older(ish) lady at the cutting counter and I made my decision.

Please pardon the lack of good quality photos. I seemed to be having some lighting issues that day.



Thanks to a coupon I had, the total project redo only cost around $17 and a small portion of the afternoon to whip them up. 

Not bad, huh?

And now, how about no more winter talk. It's almost May for crying out loud!


  1. Yay you...Sarah! Love them. And being that I have limited... ok, nonexistent...sewing skills, I love them even more.

    Love your cupboards too... Have a nice evening, friend!

  2. Love the new bright flowers!
    I have sewed curtains, and that's about it for me. The last ones I did this past winter too, I bought King size pillow cases, that I loved the print of, and turned them into curtains, in the playroom...

  3. LOVE it! Very professional looking, too!

  4. Cute!! Can't wait to see them in person this weekend! They look very springy! :)

  5. I don't even know what to say about your homemaking skills except that I want them. Oh and I'm jealous of Katie above who gets to see you in person.

  6. Cute! I have been dreaming of some new valances as well!


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