Speaking of windows, are you wondering what to do with yours? Well, I am always a fan of the ubiquitous bamboo shade and fabric panels combo, but they don't offer much in the way of privacy as the shades are, well, completely see-through. So, I started making these other kind of shades. I basically get a piece of fabric the size of the window plus 2 inches all the way around, I fold and iron the "hem" and then iron on an (iron-on) interfacing sheet which will not only keep the edges down, but line it for privacy. Then I hand sew a little plastic ring on each side about 3/4 of the way down or so. I screw in cup hooks at the top of the window, and to keep the shade open, I just stick the rings on the cup hooks. Easy, streamlined, and you get to pick whatever crazy kind of fabric you want. I even got out the hot glue gun and glued the ball fringe to the bottom. Somebody stop me.