Several years ago I accidentally discovered the fact that you can create some pretty amazing designs by playing around with stripes.
I was working with a large piece of fabric that featured a big bold stripe. As I tossed it aside, I noticed it folded in on itself to form a cool pattern. I started playing around with the fabric that eventually ended up being pillows for a boy’s bedroom room and game room.
Of course, manipulating stripes is nothing new – I see it all the time in quilt patterns – but it was new to me!
Recently, I had the opportunity to play around with a bold stripe again. This time using a bright pink stripe for Bobette’s living room. Continue reading →
I recently had the opportunity to make a baby duvet cover for a client’s grandaughter as she progressed from her crib to a toddler bed. The large scale floral was used as part of the crib bedding so we carried the pattern over to the duvet cover adding solid orange, green & fuchsia to the mix.
Today’s valance was inspired by the most asked about window treatment on the blog. We took the basic concept of both the style and fabric combination and tweaked it for a client making two valances and one cafe curtain based on the inspiration curtain.
Today I’m sharing the basic steps for making this scalloped, board mounted valance. Continue reading →