Behold the new window treatment in my kitchen:
My kitchen window has looked like this for the last 9 years.
I have always hated how the window stopped about 18 inches from the ceiling (Brian Apsley are you reading this?) Anyway, I found some cute fabric at Joanne's and my amazing friend Heidi whipped it up.
I know you are wondering who this uber talented Heidi is. Remember this wreath from by birthday?
Heidi made that too.
Heidi and I met about 5 years ago when I was YW's president in my ward and she was in the Stake YW's presidency. We became fast friends. Now I am in cub scouts (Heaven help me!) and she is Stake YW's president (Heaven help her more!) I am constantly amazed at her many talents. Not only is she one of the smartest women I know, she is insanely talented in the home decor/craftiness department. In case you don't know me in real life--that gene skipped me.
I forced Heidi to pose in front of the valence for a picture. She is slowly going to make my house cute:
So Heidi not only sewed that valence, she brought her drill over and installed it too. Then I mentioned that I would have to get my blinds down sometime and she climbed back up on the counter and took them down. That is what I love about her. She thinks about doing something and does it. I think about doing something for 9 years and do nothing about it.
I can't stop staring at my window. I love it so much. Heidi also bought some chairs at IKEA and had a lady sew slipcovers for them. So of course, I had to copy her. I special ordered this fabric from Joanne's too.
Sam recovered my kitchen chairs in the same fabric. Here is the before and after:
I had the same lady make me some pillows:
And I bought new plates for my hutch (Heidi also gave me the glass dome on the middle shelf):
Today Heidi brought me over a Family Home Evening kit with this awesome book of easy lessons--perfect for my kids.
And just so I don't put her on too much of a pedestal, I have to remind myself that she was the cause of some major Eater's Remorse a couple years ago.
Don't you all wish Heidi was your friend too?