Curtains establish the mood of a room: Sheers seem to emit airy freshness; cafe curtains communicate stylish flair; tab-tops are ever so modern; and heavy velvet drapes connote traditional formality. With some careful measuring and a bit of patience, you can make a very attractive pleated valance to enhance simple sheers. Here's three ideas for sewing your own curtains.
Think of your scrapbook as your novel. The scope can be small or large, focused or loose, a chronological narrative or a visual montage. At the most basic level, a scrapbook is a place to collect anything you don't want to lose, from musings on a particular experience to recipes and postcards. Here are some creative ways to customize the pages and covers of your scrapbooks.
There's nothing wrong with a plain purse. But some occasions call for a bit more sparkle. Add beads, sequins, and pretty fabric to a simple bag -- and suddenly it's a dazzling clutch, ready for a night out.