Having a family get together this 27th day of May, Memorial Day?
Wikipedia has some interesting facts about how this day of honor for lives lost has come about. Read about it here .
If you are looking to jazz up your home for the Memorial Day and, or upcoming Fourth of July, how about some red, white, and blue? Maybe a new handmade tablecloth and a spiffy new kitchen valance can brighten the atmosphere to a patriotic level. Or, perhaps a new set of handcrafted placemats and a kitchen valance.
You have to be super careful not to burn your fingers pressing the handmade bias tape for the placemat set.
The woven plaid design fabric is upholstery grade 100% cotton. These items are machine washable; tumble dry; no bleach.
The fringing of the tablecloth is time consuming but I love that “homespun, Grandma’s house” look.
All these products I have designed and created in a clean environment where no cigarette fumes of any kind exist. I do not use formal patterns in my home decor designs. When an idea strikes me for a valance, pillow cover or sham, tablecloth or curtain, my tape measure and scissors are valuable tools that get alot of use. I get out the fabric, roll it onto my cutting sheet over the table, measure and start cutting. Then it’s off to the sewing machine to put the pieces together. Pressing every seam is the key to professional looking products whether they be home decor items or garments. (I use commercial patterns for modern day garments.)
I have these products and more in other colors and fabrics at my studio on Artfire. Click the link at the top left to browse all the products there. Comments are welcome.