Thursday, May 27, 2010

Creative Juices Sewing

It has been about four years since my sewing machine has seen the light of day. Hubby bought the sewing machine for our second anniversary, because I just knew I would become a master seamstress and kept hinting at buying one. My motivation lasted a few months, and ended with a disastrous t-shirt attempt! Up until the t-shirt project, I had successfully made a few pillows, hemmed curtains, nothing major. I don't know what I was thinking when I set out to sew a t-shirt, but I tried and failed miserably! This past weekend I decided to put my basic sewing skills to use and make a valance for Elise's bathroom. I found some old fabric, and ribbon, and started piecing it all together. 
Here is the final result.

 It's not perfect, but I had fun and best of all, it did not cost anything to make. 
For my next trick, I am going to make some pillow shams to go with our new DwellStudio coverlet from Target.


  1. Great job, April! Love that fabric!

    I miss you guys . . .

    Auntie Carol

  2. Oh I love that fabric. I have aspirations but little inclination. We spent a small fortune at Joann's when I was pregnant and have so far made two things! He's eight months old and I still have a maternity dress in pieces!

  3. i've been itching to learn to sew and I got a hand-me-down sewing machine from my mom last month . . . now that i have it i have yet to learn or try. i will though, someday. lovely valance, looks perfect!

  4. april,
    it looks really good.

    how 'bout YOU! see, you will become a master seamstress after all.

  5. Thanks for all the lovely compliments! Hope you all have a great long weekend.

    April :-)


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