Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Blinds for the Conservatory

Following on from my last post, sewing won over landscaping!! The blinds for the conservatory have been made. I chose simple blinds because I didn't want a cluttered look at the windows and have made them different heights - intentionally! I made them by sandwiching together the fabric so the pattern would be seen inside and out and then trimming them with ribbon. They were then fixed to the frame above the windows.

I'm toying with the idea of making those pleated blinds for the roof - you know the sort, with cords running through them? I was thinking perhaps that I could make tiny pleats on vellum paper and then cut to shape before running thread through them - hmmmmm, might be one of those little jobs that seemed a good idea at the time but half way through and.....argh!!! Something to think about!!!

I'm really enjoying making minis again and my next post will either be about the above mentioned roof blinds or the sofa I'm ready to start. Until then x


  1. Las cortinas preciosas. Muy buena idea ponerlas a distintas alturas. Así está más real.
    Me encanta.
    Besos Clara

  2. Tu conservatorio, va a quedar fantastico.
    Me encantan las cortinas, su color y su disposicion.
    Te esta quedando de lo mas real.
    besitos ascension

  3. brilliant hun love the blinds
    its coming along swell. I have at alast finihed the front on my Laurels

  4. Allison, this is my first visit, it wont be my last!!! I love your blinds, raggy witch and I am glad you put Janet website on, I am off to visit it. You are a wealth of info and I intend to use some of your pointers. Lady Jane

  5. Thanks, Ladies for your lovely comments.
    Gail, I can't wait to see the front of your Laurels - photos please!!!!!!
    And a warm welcome, Lady Jane - glad to have you here. Big hug to you all x

  6. Hi Allison,
    You've made a very neat job of the window blinds. Velum might work for the roof blinds as it will hold the creases and allow some light through. I'll be interested to see how you get on.
    Gill x


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