August, 2013

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Have you ever made draperies or curtains?  What method did you use?  Pillow-cased or sewn side hems, double fold side hems, top down… bottom up? There are many different construction techniques when it comes to drapery making.  One of my favorites is a hand sewn drapery with interlining and interlocked layers.  This method, often called … Continue readings

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HomeDecGal Chow…. Summer Gazpacho

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Are you looking for an easy summer meal that is healthy, delicious and will keep your kitchen cool? Make Gazpacho!  This cold tomato soup is a great way to use up a bowl full of summer tomatoes from the garden.  It is described in the book Food Lovers Companion (Sharon Tyler Herbst, published by Barrons Educational … Continue readings

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Do you remember tab-top draperies? Quaint curtains made of calico or muslin for historic homes or country decor? Well, tab-top curtains or draperies do not have to be quaint…. or boring! In this tutorial I will share how to make an updated version of tab-tops with faux leather, a gorgeous floral printed linen and burlap.  Decorating … Continue readings

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