Sunday, December 7, 2008

"No Sew" Christmas Window Topper

This year, as I was putting up my kitchen Christmas decorations, I decided I needed a red curtain topper for the window above my sink. After looking all over town (in other words I'd looked at Wal-Mart and Target!) I hadn't found a thing. So, I thought I'd see what I could do on my own - without spending too much time, too much money or too much energy. And without sitting down at a sewing machine - which I haven't done in going on 18 years...

My answer - "stitch witchery"!

I used my blue gingham summer valance as a pattern,
and created "seams" with the stitch witchery.
I now present… Christmas kitchen window! Love it!
Total cost - $4.10

fabric $2.81 - 1 1/2 yards fabric @ $1.87/yd
stitch witchery $1.29 - 20 yards Prym Sewing Regular Weight (used about 7 yards)

And no, it's not the camera angle - it really is a bit crooked.

But, for a first attempt at something I am not very talented at...
I am quite pleased! :-)
Supper Menus
December 8th-13th

beef pot pie, lettuce and tomato salad
jalapeno chicken enchiladas, refried beans, tortilla chips and guacamole
spaghetti, ceasar salad, garlic bread
homemade pizza, lettuce and tomato salad
game night supper at cousin's house - taking cookies
leftovers from family Christmas lunch

You can find more menu planning ideas at Menu Plan Monday.