Friday, October 23, 2009

Does it count as a Finished Object?

As a break from knitting, and because I've made substantial progress on my Hand Dyed Cowl, I decided to try something new. I found this amazing tutorial from Little Green Notebook on how to transform mini-blinds in to roman shades and immediate thought of the broken blinds in my front window.

For the record: I am not a seamstress. I can whip stitch and maybe get a button back on, but beyond that is beyond me. This project requires no more tools than a measuring tape, scissors and some fabric glue. My kind of project!!

I won't go in to instructions because she does it so beautifully on her site, but there's the photos of my first attempt, taken over the course of about a half hour:

cutting the shades apart

making sure to only cut the *little* thread,
not the big pulley one

laying the fabric below, figuring out
how many slats to have

gluing everything down

finished and hanging!

pulled up and after it dried

Isn't it gorgeous!? I think it has a beautiful kind of stained glass effect with the light streaming in from the other side. I wish I had taken a before picture, because I can guarantee it wasn't this cute! Total cost was about $8.00 for one yard of fabric, which I had technically bought for another project and didn't use so it was just around the house.

Needless to say, I'm thrilled. :)


  1. It looks so great! Really beautiful, and I love the fabric.

    I'm getting my paycheck on Monday, so I'm looking over KnitPicks website today and tomorrow. I'll get back to you with a final list, but so far it looks like I want to order for about $60... So I think we're clear for getting te free shipping :) I'm also seeing my friend Anna tonight, and I thought I would ask her if she wanted to order something too, that way we two could split the shipping cost to Europe. I'll e-mail you on Monday with all details!

    / Jenny

  2. Oh my gosh! I LOVE that! How I wish we weren't renting our blinds. lol I'd do it to every single set! That fabric is gorgeous. It's really handy that you had it and that it's not only pretty but has a window pane thing going on already. :)

  3. Good job!! They're gorgeous ......makes me want to rip up our blinds sitting in the basement unused ;)

  4. Good job!! They're gorgeous ......makes me want to rip up our blinds sitting in the basement unused ;)

  5. So pretty! What a great idea!

  6. wow you've been a busy little bee since the last time i came around here :)

    i absolutely adore this lil project and i wish i had a window with blinds on it like that so i could do it to >.<