Sunday, February 22, 2009


I'm almost embarrassed to show these because these were so easy to put together. The cafe cutain clips are surprisingly strong and very, very easy to use. Originally, I was going to put grommets in the fabric and weave the rod in and out of the grommets, but I couldn't find a grommet puncher that made big enough holes. This project took me about thirty minutes, start to finish. This is the one window at the top of the stairs, and it was looking very ugly with the mini blinds that came with the house. Now, here's my pretty curtain rod and my new IKEA curtains:The curtain rod came from JoAnn Fabrics, and with a 50% off coupon, was cheaper than anything else I'd seen.Here's the view of the upstairs. Yes, that's a work-in-progress on the banister. I always use it to lay out my quilts, and to help with the basting process. One last picture, this time with the curtains open:I feel like the house is starting to (finally) come together, though the pictures make it look like I should paint the upstairs. Now I think I might use some of my latest IKEA stash to make a curtain for the back door off of the kitchen...


  1. I really like the orange curtains.
    Who would have ever guessed that Ikea would come out with so many great fabrics.

  2. Hi Rachel, thanks "SEW" much for the FQ. I have several pieces of this line in my stash so it will feel right at home with the others. It's been fun meeting new freinds in this swap. Your FQ should be arriving shortly. Your blog is fun to read by the way. Shannon White, Utah

  3. thanks rachael for the ginger blossoms fat quarter, it's very pretty