What are you most proud of? That my mother taught me how to sew, crochet, knit (I don't knit any longer) cook and bake. That gave me the confidence and drive to at least try anything crafty or in the kitchen, then if I couldn't do it or didn't ike doing it I could at least say that I tried. What advice would you give someone starting this project? All you need to be able to do is use a tape measure and sew a straight line on a sewing machine then you can do this project. The same rules would apply if you wanted to make straight rod pocket curtins as well. Good Luck. Let me know if you have any questions.