Meanwhile, back at working on the boys' room . . .
Decorating the room is happening slowly, but that's okay. I found this excellent fabric at Ikea along with an equally cool curtain wire and clips system and thought: how difficult could it be to sew a valance, even for me? Kind of an arrogant move given my patternphobia, etc.
Well, despite my efforts to be precise and careful, things like this started to happen. Looks more like a doctor's signature than a seam. I began to grow frustrated (and as you'll soon see, a bit loopy).
Oh look, it's my dear old friend fusible tape aka Stitch Witchery! We've had some good times over the years. Pillows, curtains. Good times.
Sigh. Much better and no unsightly threaded cursive.
I have also been wanting to put together a valance for beneath the kitchen sink.
Safety pins! Long time, no see.
I have a small collection of pretty hankies from blogger friends. The pins will help keep them easy to remove for laundering.
Don't worry though, I will use an actual screw driver to replace the hardware on the cabinet door. Is that Elmer's I hear calling? (Just kidding)
Well, I have created quite the mess so I had better begin cleaning it all up. Looks like snow is beginning to pile up outside, too!