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.

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

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

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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.

LeaflettesRegal King Pillow Sham

PillowShamLRThis large king ruffled pillow sham coordinates with the latest new custom curtain set in my ArtFire studio  .  This vintage fabric pillow sham has an 1-1/2″ extension behind the ruffle to allow for an overstuffed king pillow.  Along with a lapped opening in the back allows ease of installation and removal of the pillow.  The color is wine and plum on an antique background.  Check out my ArtFire studio for this and other custom home decor products.  All fabrics shown (except for child’s name banners) are available for custom  accessorizing to your liking. Actual pillows are not included in items being offered for purchase.

Custom Handmade Window Treatments

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Here’s a new handmade floor length two panel custom curtain set.  This is vintage fabric from the Summer Hill Ltd collection.  The colors are wine and plum on an antique white background.   Check out all the details at my ArtFire studio here .

Mother’s Day Countdown Gift Idea Blog

Unique and fascinating gift ideas for Mother’s Day are being posted for week 4.  Here’s  are some of my faves of those posted thus far:  Diane’s Dangles, Specialtivity , and ThaddeusRose .  Take a look at all the Mother’s Day ideas here: http://bmebluprint.blogspot.com/2013/03/mothers-day-countdown-week-4.html

 

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This king pillow sham is the newest item to be added to my studio on ArtFire and included in the Mother’s Day Countdown blogpost.  Get more information about it at this link http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Uniquelyhandmade/6247922/king_pillow_sham_blue_floral_ruffled_flounce_handmade_cotton_bedding_/handmade/housewares/bedroom/bedding

A new focus for UniquelyHandmade

I’ve just posted a new product on my ArtFire studio.  Take a look here to see this great new item.  This new product I have handmade myself from my yellow gingham like checked fabric.  The new item is a kitchen valance/curtain set.  This three piece set fits nicely on a 48″ wide window.  I love this ruffled style of kitchen window covering.  It graces the opening and lets the magnificent natural light illuminate the space.

This item is being featured in a Mother’s Day Collection along with many other handmade items by other talented artisans at this site.  Take a look to find a special gift idea for your special Mother this Mother’s Day.

Wow, I can’t believe how long I’ve been MIA from this blog.  Life has a way of piling on the activities and events.   My Artfire studio will have been open one year come the end of April.  The time has gone by so fast.  Check out some of the other new items I’ve posted to my studio recently.  New items are placemats and breadbasket liners.

My intent is to feature additional home décor curtains in my ArtFire studio in the near future.  Watch for my next item coming soon:  a bathroom curtain set.

Tablecloth featured in Autumn Collection on ArtFire

I am honored to be included in another artisan’s curated collection on ArtFire today.  Here is the link to this great Autumn Collection of gift ideas.

Diamond Design Woven Fringed Reversible Tablecloth Traditional 48x68

New Children’s Name Banners Wall Decor

What child doesn’t love anything with their own name on it?  What a great gift for birthday or just anytime!  Hang this personalized name banner wall decor on a child’s door or anywhere on a wall in their space.

These name banners are ready to personalize!   Makes a great tool to encourage a little one who’s fearful when transitioning him/her to a new space in your home.

Either you personalize yourself, or I will add up to 15 letters of your choice to these handmade custom name banners.  Check out my UniquelyHandmade studio on Artfire to see these new  custom name banners you can personalize.

Check back to see additional designs available that will be uploaded to my site in the coming week.

I will ship outside the United States.  Just contact me at my UniquelyHandmade studio site via the “Contact Seller” link there.  Be sure to let me know your location.  I will reply promptly with a shipping quote.

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