Remember what your favorite toy was growing up? Maybe it was a doll or a stuffed animal or a board game. Sadly, many of these once-must-have playthings have faded into obscurity over time. That's why we're advocating for a retro-toy reboot ... starting with these classics. (And we bet your kids will love them too, which is why one comes with a set of DIY instructions.)
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.