Hopefully it will all work when my novice sewing skills are applied to them. If not, we'll have some really pretty (and pricey) throw pillows. :o)
A fellow blogger, Bethany, of Beppy Cat & Co. blog fame, was kind enough to leave a comment with her thoughts on our design dilemma. Her blog is always filled with homemaking ideas and i am totally jealous of her "Homemaker's Club" that she belongs too. Her ideas about a crofter's cottage got my gears moving. And the idea of virgin saints hiding from marriage was super cute too!
I've got a double rod so that we can have a sheer and drapes. I also picked up some ring clips, so i wouldn't have to sew them perfectly all right away.
Now to figure out what design of curtain to make.
going on the idea that i would like the gingham print to accentuate the rose print...
A: would be the easiest! But i am wondering if the checkered pattern might be too "heavy" for the bottom of the drapes?
B: i am thinking i could probably not do this without my mom's help. i would be cute though, but maybe for another time.
C: would be easy, too, and i think the gingham would probably look good as the top panel, don't you? tab's would be a challenge, but possibly something i could add later? definitely wouldn't occur without Mom's help.
Of course, there could always be an option "D":
and just leave off the tabs all together.
I thought the ric rac would provide a good kid factour to the very mature-ish style of fabric. Ri saw a sample of the rose fabric and said that she would love curtains made out of that!
Other ?'s: floor to ceiling in a kids room? mid wall where they hang past the window a little ways? traditional 50's style where they "fit" the window?
I am trying to keep in mind that when we move, i would like to be able to "repurpose" them...maybe that means i should keep them longer?
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