One of my favorite sewing books is One-Yard Wonders. It is a collection of sewing projects, all made with one yard (or less) of fabric. This has made it even easier for me to bring home fabric, one yard at a time. I'm happy to say that I am making my way through my fabrics so my stash isn't too large.
While on a trip to a quilt shop this summer, I saw a fabric that was so ME. It was somewhat hidden on a high shelf, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I'd have to get some of it. Not only was the fabric a fun "retro-y" print in my decorating color palate, it was also kitchen-themed--totally me. As I looked more closely at it, the possibilities were endless. I would definitely have to make a kitchen valance and I could make countless towels and aprons for myself and others. I left the shop with two yards of it, just to be sure I had plenty.
I finished my first project with it a few weeks ago. I made a very simple valance for my kitchen window. It is fun to be able to swap out my valance during the year and I think this print is especially fun for the summer. Once I make other things with it, I'll be sure to share those too.