Was necessitated by THIS:
I can only imagine what it must have looked like from the outside of the house. (My poor neighbors!)
Our home only has six windows. Yeah, six. So, we decided to cut this nice little window in our front door several years ago to give us some more natural light.
This is what I see each morning. Nice.
This is more like the light we see in the late afternoon when we sometimes watch TV.
Not so nice.
The sun either shines right in our eyes as we sit on the sofa or it shines on the TV screen making it difficult to see clearly.
This is where the flannel pajama pants came in. They were a fix by lovely husband.
I knew I had wanted to make a curtain for this area for some time, but the PJ's gave me a huge push to get it done. I must say that I am very pleased with the results.
I found the fabric when I was in Jacksonville with my Mom. It was perfect. You see, I had originally found the clips (they're magnetic since my door is metal) at Walmart and they had almost the same pattern as the bottom fabric.
Here is a close-up. So pretty and yet modern looking.
If you look closely at the PJ photo you can see a little red gingerbread man shaped clip at the top left of the pants. We used to have two of these that we used to hang a kitchen towel over the window. A quick fix that was just a step or two above the pants. I think you will have to agree that this new curtain beats our previous solutions.
The ribbon separating the two fabrics was my most difficult decision. I had wanted to add some red to it with some flowered ribbon, but I decided to play it safe. I think I may make a small bag out of the fabic I have left over. Maybe I'll add the flowered ribbon there.
In an added bit of irony, I also added a flannel liner between the layers to totally block out the sun.
I guess the flannel pants made a permanent mark after all.
The final effect is more like a giant placemat than a curtain, but it works.
I used the same technique I used in this bag I made to adhere the flannel. It worked wonderfully well. It's fun how the things you learn doing one thing get used making others.
I'm planning to start posting more often. We'll see how that works. Tomorrow...or maybe the next day...the answers I got concerning my post on March 15th. Yep, looks like there aren't any....or are there?