Monday, March 30, 2009

They're here

Well, it feels like I started this project years ago, but I think it's really only been a couple weeks. Some women seem to whip up this kind of stuff with a family of five in tow and all without breaking a sweat. I am not one of those women. I just have one 2-year-old and found it excessively difficult to find time to finish these and keep him from destroying the house.
Thank goodness for grandparents. My son went for a visit and now my blinds are complete.
This project was surprisingly easy, when you have time to concentrate on them. The instructions came from this helpful blog http://jenduncan.typepad.com/whats_new/2008/11/roman-blind-tutorial-in-20-pictures-or-less.html
The only thing I would do differently in hindsight is I would buy the sewing tape that has the little rings sewn in...I found that the most tedious part of the job.
I'm calling this my first official sewing project and if you look too closely you can tell, but all in all I'm very happy with the results.
Did I mention that this fabric is silk ... I'm so in love with it. The best part is I found it for only a $1 a yard.
Alright, on the the next adventure.



3 comments:

amanda said...

a-w-e-s-o-m-e.
awesome, awesome, totally!!!

they look SO good! Remind me about these when I move because I might 'need' some at our next house. For real, they look fantastic, and I bet they make you smile every time you walk by - which is always a bonus!

CONGRATS on your first sewing project!

Yaya said...

I LOVE that you got these finished and you get to look at them every day! Great job they relly do look good!

jen duncan said...

:-0
What an awesome surprise to follow your comment over here and see these FABULOUS blinds you made!! Of all the comments and emails I've gotten from the tutorial you're the first that I know of who actually did it! Woo hoo!
Remember I said the first set I made with plastic rings just crumbled after five years? I actually sliced all those rings OFF of that tape you refer to. Yep--still have yards and yards of that twill tape. I didn't want the rows of stitching to show on the outside. I really don't think you'd want rows of stitching to show on this lovely silk, either. Just my two cents. anyway, YAY FOR YOU ON A JOB WELL DONE!!!