Looking for the Red White and Blue?

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.

placemat redwhiteblue

You have to be super careful not to burn your fingers pressing the handmade bias tape for the placemat set.

kitchen valance redwhiteblue

The woven plaid design fabric is upholstery grade 100% cotton. These items are machine washable; tumble dry; no bleach.

tablecloth redwhiteblue

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.


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine @ Shadow Dog Designs
    May 17, 2013 @ 03:23:33

    What lovely creations! I especially like the tablecloth. And you’re right that the fringing does give it that wonderful Grandma’s house look (:


  2. JewelryArtByDawn
    May 17, 2013 @ 04:52:03

    Perfect for those patriotic holidays! I really like that the red, white and blue is subtle making these things that could be used year around. Lovely work!


  3. Ewenique
    May 17, 2013 @ 14:38:17

    The crisp blue and white check pattern is timeless. I can see these lovely items in a country home decor for year round use, and they are perfect for picnics and 4th of July celebrations.


  4. Anna Garner
    May 17, 2013 @ 20:16:10

    Karen, Your sewing ability is evident in everything I have seen on your site and this blog is very professionally done. Thank you for joining our guild and I will be happy to read all your posts. You write very well!


  5. Wyvern Designs
    May 17, 2013 @ 20:29:35

    Makes me want to have a picnic!


  6. Cathy
    May 18, 2013 @ 00:38:20

    You do beautiful work. I love the valance. A great way to decorate for all the upcoming Red, White, and Blue holidays.


  7. Pamela Hollis Pebbles at my Feet
    May 18, 2013 @ 01:14:57

    I like the shape of the valence and definitely the fringe on the tablecloth. Nice intro to your shop for me.


  8. adorebynat
    May 18, 2013 @ 03:57:59

    The fringing brings the important detail to your beautiful tablecloth. I love the placemat!!


  9. AZ Desert Creations
    May 18, 2013 @ 06:54:42

    Wish I could sew like this 🙂 But that is ok cas that is what we have you for. :)I am loving the fringe on the table cloth and those place mats are darling. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.


  10. Lisa B.
    May 18, 2013 @ 15:21:07

    Very pretty designs – thanks for sharing.


  11. Laura
    May 21, 2013 @ 17:34:53

    Those items really are perfect for any type of Patriotic event! I love the fringe on the tablecloth. It adds that special something to the piece.


  12. saracom (@saracom)
    May 22, 2013 @ 22:05:50

    I just love your tablecloths because of the edges. You put a lot of time consuming work into all of your work. I love your kitchen sets.


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