THIS VALANCE SOLD THIS WEEKEND! After I make this post, I have to get to Trucke’s and buy a big box of bubble wrap so I can get this valance packed up and sent to it’s WONDERFUL new owner in Texas! I started selling my valances on Etsy in 2009. So far I have 685 sales and….I am amazed to have 2,358 admirers! Each valance comes from a spark of inspiration sometimes that is found from an accidental search on the internet.
The inspiration for the “True Blue” valance that sold yesterday was TOO MANY BLUE BEADS! I have tubes or drawers for all my beads. When the tube won’t hold any more I have to dream up a creative new way to use them. The idea of “bead dangles” popped into my head, so I cut the glass pieces a little skinnier and LOVED the fringe effect.
Sometimes I see something cool on the internet and the “wanna be” interior decorator comes out. “What if I make an interpretation of a Hudson Bay Blanket?” That would look so cool in a masculine bedroom!!!!! When I found some creamy white glass, I went for it and the “Inspired by Hudson Bay” valance was born.
When I saw this chair on Etsy, my jaw dropped! I was so inspired by the eye popping combination of colors I contacted namedesignstudio for permission to use their photo for this valance which sold last year.
I have recently started following Kelly Swallow on Twitter. Her site is Patchworks Chairs and I am in “inspiration heaven” when I checked out her website. WOOHOO!
After my last visit to Michaels, I have too many green beads! Gotta use them up, and search for some inspiration for a new color combo. Wish me luck!