Sunday, November 21, 2010

My custom valances

So I have been looking everywhere for curtains that I like for my Dinning room. I couldn't find any. We looked high and low, all that we could find were the ready made ones, but I wanted a certain type of print. So we looked into custom curtains and we were wowed at the cost. So I told my Husband that I will make them. We found a great fabric store that has tons and tons of fabrics. I picked out what I wanted and it took me a while to figure out what type of curtain I wanted to do.

Here is what my windows look like before:

So I eventually decided on the waterfall Valance. Love the look of it. I made 3 the other day and had to go back to the store to get more fabric yesterday. I finished the other two valances today.

I do need to make the side panels out of the same fabrics yet. I just have to pick up some lining fabric, which might be a little while and I am o.k with that..... I think. ;-)

Here is what it looks like now:

Right now they are hanging on tension rods only because I am waiting for my bay window curtain rods to come in and I am very impatient and wanted to see them up. lol

I figure that I will do a little at a time to get the look that I want. I still need to put the dangling trim on the bottoms but that will have to wait. I have to keep reminding myself that Christmas is right around the corner and I need to budget the funds wisely. So a little at a time.

When I have everything finished I will post a final photo. It may take some time.


Hello everyone,

What exactly is Farks-giving you may ask? Well, the Wichert clan has a history of unfortunate misshapes. No matter what the situation is something almost always goes wrong. Whether it be a vacation planned in sunny Bahama's and it rains the whole time or having a tool chest delivered and receiving a level instead. So with all the misshapes the Wicherts are also known as the Farkles, (Much like the Griswolds from National Lampoon's Vacation series).

Because The Wichert children are away for Thanksgiving day, we celebrate it earlier and it has become knows as Farks-Giving.

This year we celebrated it on Nov. 13th. There was plenty of delishious food. Thanks to Gram Wichert. We played games and got to spend time with the family. Alomost everyone got their hair cut too. Katie had her bangs trimmed earlier that day and so did the boys before we left. Once at Gram's I cut everyone elses hair while the rest of the clan played pictionary.

Katie really enjoyed her "special drink". It wouldn't be Farks-Giving with out it. It's Cherries and 7-UP.
And what a nice picture to leave you with. Katie with a beautiful smile and Joe............ well, he's Joe. What can I say. ;-)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shimmery Dryer sheet Tutorial

I have been asked many times, "Renee, what is the dryer sheet technique and how do you do it?"

So I finally made a video tutorial with the help of my sons web cam. This is such a great technique. I love the impact it makes on my projects. I hope that you will give it a try and leave a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks!

Gift card Holder

'Tis the season to be giving. And what a better way to give a gift card? With this little card you can make a giving gift cards more personal.

I am working on a video that will show you how to recreate the glittery image using the Dryer sheet technique. So stay tuned for that and wish me luck.

I had seen this nifty little thing on the web before then I found this amazing artist who is simply Fabulous! Her name is Teresa Black. Teresa posted on her blog a video form her live stream show on how to create this card along with her 3D Tree. To view Teresa's Blog and her video, just click here: