Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Urban Landscapes Simple Curtains

So, I finally made time to sew some curtains for my daughter. We repainted her room last spring in this lovely combination of pink and orange. The fat boy bean bag chair is a perfect bright spot! The ceiling fan is pink against a lovely and smooth white ceiling (gone is the popcorn texture and pale blue paint from her infant days).

The curtains were incredibly easy to make. I found these snap together white rings at Fanny's Fabrics in Austin. They snap apart. Then you trace a circle and cut the fabric slightly larger. Last, set one piece of the ring on top, the other on the bottom and then snap the two pieces together. No grommet tools required. I LOVE the simplicity. I lined the curtains in a plain white fabric and used crinoline in the top to stabilize the edge. It works great! Easy to slide open and closed. Heck, even the cat likes it! And, sweet adorable daughter is wearing the happy contented smile that warms my heart!

9 comments:

skye said...

They look great! And THAT is a cool invention! :-)

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Wow do those curtains look great in her room! The room looks a lot different than the last time I was there. Love it!

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Fabulous, Kathy!

sophie said...

I've been planning to make curtains with rings like those for my new apartment in Austin . . . and now I know where to find them.

The room looks amazing. Who wouldn't be happy just hanging out there?

kathy york said...

Sophie,
Fanny's also has other products that make the construction of curtains super easy, like iron-on products, etc., that sort of eliminates the need for sewing. And I love their fabrics too!

Sherrie said...

Kathy,
The curtains look marvelous!! Good Job, I'll BET your daughter is happy.

judy coates perez said...

So cute and cheery!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

I bought that fabric the minute I saw it and started playing around with it. I don't think they had all of the colors but they had enough for me to have alot of fun and show off using great colors and textures....super stuff!

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