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.

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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.

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.