I was able to make a shower curtain and valance for the main bath for only $8.00 !! I wanted lots of color because the walls are white...it's great having the option to use any color for accessories. So I looked in my fabric bin and found this:
This shot shows the true color of the fabric.
I had bought 2 yards @ $2.00 a yard.
I've made shower curtains over the years using sheets, fabric and tablecloths. Fabric is getting harder and harder to find these days ...so many of the chains have closed and the quilt shops are quite expensive. I would usually make buttonholes at the top for the hooks but decided to try an easier way. I added a strip of stiffer fabric I had around to the top to add some stiffness. Then I added 16" pieces of ribbon where each buttonholes would be. (I just stitched it to the top where the straight pins are.)
Ribbon was $2.00....
And voila....quick and easy...
I may never make one any other way!!
I can see a pretty green or blue pattern with ribbon for spring...:)
Then I decided to add a solid stripe to the bottom...one yard @ $2.00 a yard on sale. I used about 16 " of it. That left me plenty for the valance of each fabric.
I used 2 small pressure rods for the layered valance.
Any of you that are familiar with the Serenity Prayer realize just how powerful these three sentences are...
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, We spend so much time trying to change our circumstances and other people.We are powerless over that which is not in our control...give it over to God.
courage to change the things I can, We can work on ourselves and with God's help, become "a better you." andthe wisdom to know the difference." Pray for wisdom in all situations!
This prayer can be applied to every part of our lives...work, friendships, family, finances...it can change your whole way of living!
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
(Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above,
the entire prayer reads as follows...)
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.