Here is the valance I made for my kitchen. I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and took home the cherries-on-pink fabric, because it looks really nice in my kitchen. A valance is very easy to make, because it is just one continuous piece and you don't have to worry about hems matching up. And you can change it out with the seasons without spending a fortune! This one cost me about $10, with fabric left over.
BTW, I took this shot with the camera slightly above my kitchen table so you wouldn't see the absolute mess on it, LOL!
Please check my sidebar for the link to Shereen's "Sew Crafty Friday," under "Waiting for Him." There's some great stuff to be found!