Thursday, March 4, 2010


Both of these shades are jobs I did a long time ago. Like I said in my last post, most of what I've been doing lately is window treatments that need to be installed, which means I may or may not get pictures of them. The above shot is of Kim Kelly's kitchen window in her house in Coronado. Better Homes & Gardens shot her kitchen last year for an issue that will probably come out in June. This shade has an attached valance. (Since she moved to St. Simon's Island, I noticed that this shade is no longer up and mini blinds are in its place.)
This was done for a house in Highland Park, Illinois. It had a 1" banding around the sides and bottom and was not flat-stitched, which meant my client had to 'train' the folds into working properly. Now, unless it is a relaxed roman, I only do the flat-stitched because as soon as you pull it up the first time, it works perfectly. No training involved!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I just hate an untrained window treatment. It's worse than an untrained puppy.


As always, your skill and versatility impress me...and turn me pea-green with envy!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Lovely job as usual Sweet Friend! This is the treatment I would like to have done to my kitchen window, however I would like them pre-trained!

Hope you are enjoying your week!


Janet said...

Who on earth would choose mini blinds over that beautiful Roman shade???!!

Laurel said...

Hi! I am finally getting caught up with my friends! Lovley sewing work and WOW-I am LOVING all the photography work. I am taking my camera more and more with me-when I walk to school to pick up kids, wherever. You just never know what you wil capture and your shots make me want to take a walk with you :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I like the Roman shades. I always have a terrible time working! Does anyone else have that problem? Love the fabric for the Highland Park home. Fabulous job, Tamerie.


Serena said...

Maybe the new owners went with a different colour scheme? However, both these roman shades are lovely!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie, you always amaze me... and wow, your shades are going to be in a magazine! All of your creations are so pretty... xoxo Julie Marie

Norbridge Antiques said...

I love this post. Thank you.

Valerie said...

I love flat stitched Roman shades too, Tamerie. I only ever make them that way now. Your shades are beautiful :o)

Waseem said...

Your treatment for window is so your skills.

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