While I was busy sewing for Paul’s birthday, the blind that was in Hannah’s room broke. It wasn’t some little thing we could fix and get by with a repair job, the main bar across the top broke completely in two. I guess it had seen too many years of sunshine.
I determined that right after Paul’s birthday I would sew a curtain for her window. I had planned to sew a curtain for her bedroom eventually, but this just put a high priority on the project.
On Monday of last week, Hannah and I made a special trip to the fabric store and she selected this fabric. I love the flowers on it!
Here’s a view of some more of the flowers.
I have made curtains for other windows and sliding glass doors in our house, so I knew how to make them. However, I thought I would look up how to make curtains on Pinterest just to see if there was an easier or better way. Lo and behold, there was! For the first time I made back-tab curtains, and not only are they easier to make than the “hanging-tab” (I’m not sure what they would be called) ones I’ve made in the past, but they look so much nicer too! See how the tabs (or hanging loops) are all hidden in this picture?
One of the neat things about this fabric is it has subtle green vertical lines, kind of like lenticular lines in the fabric. It doesn’t show up prominently, but different ways the light reflects off the material you can see it.
I sewed these curtains this weekend and Andrew got the rod and brackets all up and ready and hung the curtain tonight. Hannah will be nicely surprised when she wakes up in the morning. (she’s spending the night with Marie and Rachel.)
Now, the next phase for her room is to take down the Dalmatian border and paint her room a very light pink. I was planning to do that next spring or summer—let’s just hope all the paint doesn’t fall off the wall and make that a high priority over the holidays!