monogrammed valance I am no sewing expert, but I can at least make two pieces of fabric stay together, and this project is so easy-peasy, there is no reason not to try it! I think other shapes for the valance would be fun, such as a scalloped hem, or a greek key for a more architectural look.
Tulle valance, also on this webpage...lots of ideas for repurposing all sorts of objects. I like the window frame-> corkboard, and the decorative frame used to hold scarves. Also book about how to use scarves for making girls' skirts, bags, etc.