Atta Girl! I commend myself for measuring, cutting, pressing and sewing a curtain valance today. The inner critic wants to berate that the rain drop pattern (white raindrops on black cotton fabric – I love black and white design) is not moving in the correct direction. Raindrops fall downwards, the critic says. They don’t travel sideways and they certainly don’t levitate skyward.
If that isn’t enough, the critic starts in on my math skills: You should have measured and cut more carefully. If the width of the fabric is 42” and your window is 75” and you stitched the two 42” pieces together to make 84,” how come the valance looks skimpy?
Inner critics are such bores. I silence her with a gentle voice, letting her know that instead of skimpy, I prefer the word minimalist. My goal is a valance with a Zen feel to it – no frou-frou for me, thank you.
And if raindrops in the fabric pattern travel sideways and levitate skyward, oh well. I call it artistic license.