Make This Pretty Roman Shade

We recently moved into a new home so I am very busy making draperies for each of the rooms.  My current project is to make roman shades for a guest room.  I wanted the style to look very clean and simple, so I have opted to make the most basic of all roman shades – the flat roman shade.   … Read more

The Stowe Bag from Grainline Studio

I love this project bag by Grainline, called the Stowe Bag.  I downloaded the pdf pattern from  It comes in two sizes.  I made the smaller size and  I did a little ‘pattern hack’ by adding a self fabric lining.  I did this by cutting out the bag twice from the same linen fabric. Because of this, the … Read more

Easy To Make Cafe Curtains on a French Rod

In an effort to provide us with the privacy we needed without cutting out light I made these café style curtains and hung them on a French rod in the front windows of our house.  I installed the French Rod level with the mutton bar on the casement window so as not to create another visual line within … Read more