Valances – ✔

 When I was younger, I had an obsession with fabrics that I “could make something out of”.  I had a storage bin full of all different sorts of material that I would eventually use when I learned how to sew.  That day hasn’t come yet.  I have a sewing machine, I tried said sewing machine once and somehow managed to lose the pedal.  It is currently in my basement waiting for me to check the model to see if I can purchase a new one, so that someone can teach me how to use the thing.

When we first moved in, I bought valances that I liked.

I love these colors – fall colors.  But with all the wood in my kitchen (did you see that post about all the wood), it made it look like a dark, dungeon.  I wanted bright and cheerful with blue and green.  I looked at the usual places for purchasing valances but I couldn’t find anything that I liked in the price that I wanted to spend.  I turned to my good ole’ friend, pinterest.  It turns out, EVEN I could make my own valances.


I would really love to tell you how to make these, but I only have this finished pic – and possibly another photo of my arm that I burned while attempting to unplug the iron.   Anywhoo, my explanation probably won’t help any of you because it will be vague without pictures.  And I am not so technical, after all this IS my very first attempt at NOT sewing.   But I will tell you that I used Heat N’ Bond iron on hem tape Ultra Hold to make my hems.

Not too shabby, huh?  and it only took about 3 hours, maybe.  Honestly, I don’t really have any idea, could have been less than that, but I am easily distracted!