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Friday, April 17, 2015


Good grief! I don't know how long I have been working off and on with my infamous Poodle Valance. I started stitching the flags eons ago. Then I put the backing on. Then I sat with them for ages. Well, it is finally done and installed! Amazing!

Okay, and I have to say...I LOVE IT! I really do. It was worth the hassle. At least, I think so.

If you can remember far enough back when I first wrote about this project, I mentioned that I was using pink and white striped Aida, 14 count. The poodle design is my own, and I simply changed the colors and reversed the pattern to get this effect.

Each pennant or flag is edged with pink bias binding, and finished with a large pink pom pom and a small white one.

Because of the way the wooden pelmet is made, there is a little half-size space at each end, so I made little end pieces from the same Aida and trimmed them with the pink pom poms. My dear husband made this wooden pelmet (valance) for me. I love it, and the design of it fits perfectly with my poodle valance. I think they complement each other.

The flag in the middle is a big-head cat pattern I found on Etsy, and I changed the colors to match. It is finally done and I'm really happy with it!

We won't talk about the zillions of stuffed animal sheep and lambs up on top!

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Vickie said...

L♥VE this!!!! Fantastic! Do you own a poodle?!

Stacey in Scotland said...

Thank you. It was fun to do, even if it took me absolute ages. No, I don't own a poodle, but I have visions of having one someday!