1.08.2008

well, after six months of naked curtain rods....

i finally decided to bust out the fabric-n-sewing machine & recruit my {super} kind mom to help me with my valances for the living room...

i'm really diggin' the color they bring.
they make me happy.

{this is what they look like; there are three.}



thanks mom, for holding my hand, every single step of the way!

{oh, and happy birthday too- to you & your son david, aka my brother.}

love, ang


20 comments:

cori said...

L-O-V-E spells love. those are some sweet valances. so great! where did you find the fabric?mom's are the best for helping too. love it. and we are pretty much twins again. i just posted a very similiar type post. love. cori

Mark Dixon said...

They look great! Can't wait to see them in person.

Marilyn said...

Those valances absolutely ROCK (using your words) I am actually getting ready to do that too in my office. Did you use a pattern? BTW-when I saw your parents I wanted to get up and chase after them and introduce myself, but since I was sitting the front row of a large stake mtg, well, it would have been a little embarrassing!

Stephanie said...

from one sewer {no, wait . . . let's make that "seamstress"} to another ~ cutest valances. good job! oh, and ↓ = hold down the ALT key and type 25 on the number pad. there's nothin' to it.

Kim said...

They look GREAT! You did an awesome job. You are way ahead of me and I have lived in my house for 6 years, sad I know.
Happy Wednesday to you!

kacee said...

Your curtains are awesome, very impressed that you sewed those! I have only one curtain in my whole house, even worse, is that it is a valance that matched Luke's crib set and it is still up in his old room which is now my scrapbook room. Super cool to have blue/green trains, stars and cars to go with all my cute IKEA stuff! tee hee But, way to go!

{alisse t} said...

Ok Mrs. Domestic! I love them! Since our windows are probably the same exact size and all, maybe I could come over and re-duplicate those bad boyz? Oh and about your comment on pj's- I was seriously going to write like exactly what you said, only up until Christmas this year I still wore oversized tees and b-ball shortz. Hit up Old Navy/VS/Macy's... I might have gone from zero to three pair in 3 days.

Em said...

Great Job Ang (and your mom) They are so cute! I love them!

Staci said...

SO CUTE.

I am really really impressed, even if your mom "held your hand every step of the way"

They turned out so good! Love the colors!

chris & amber said...

Ang = domestic goddess. Cute cute cute! Good job! I laughed the hardest at the picture of wet Mr. Miyagi. It makes me miss Mags. She looked like that after a rainy day. I, too, love rainy/cloudy/foggy days.

Jamie Lee said...

Too cute! I have been feeling the itch for valences, but me + sewing = bad. So I looked at Target & WM, no such luck.

runningfan said...

Ang, can you tell me the pattern brand and number? I'm dying for color in the piano room and those valances look like my style...

runningfan said...

P.S. Did I mention they look great? That would be why I want some. I had no idea you were a sewer. Go you.

runningfan said...

P.P.S. Maybe the reason women who sew are called seamstresses instead of sewers is because you don't want to get confused with the thing that backed up into my front yard and made the whole neighborhood stink.

Coree Adams said...

Those turned out absolutely AWESOME! Good job on being sewy and crafty. My mom would have to hold my hand the whole time too. I'm truly proud of you my dear!

The Wizzle said...

Wow, they look great! I can't wait to be making a post of my own like this (hopefully!) very soon. :)

sandalloons40 said...

Good Job Angie!
You are too cute!
Love ya

Chelsea said...

I love them! Send clodhopper my way!! :) It isn't that far of a drive!

Laura Blue said...

i would have to say that they turned out very cute!

Kaylea said...

Love the valances. Very cute!

btw, yesterday I was looking through this card making book and you and Myron were totally in it. It was so funny. Did you know you were in a book?