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.

Blue Floral Floor Length Curtains

CurtainBlue3My newest window treatment design is a bright blue floral and shows off a pretty feminine style.  This handmade floor length set is 54″ x 85″ and is two panels with a 2″ pocket for a larger sized rod.  The three inch hem gives a professional look.  This is new cotton fabric from the 1998 Summer Hill Ltd home décor line.   Check out all the details about this new item at my studio on ArtFire .

Window Treatments New at UniquelyHandmade

CurtainsMariner

I first thought bathroom when I saw this fabric.  Thus the previous post heralding the new bathroom set forthcoming.  Once this set was completed and I hung it to photograph, it dawned on me how versatile this nautical design is.  This set would be fabulous in a bathroom, a beachhouse, or to grace the bedroom windows of an avid fisherman.   This toile window treatment set is made of fabric that is 49% cotton and 51% linen.  This fabric is available for custom sized curtains of almost any length.  Get all the details at my Artfire studio by clicking here.