What are you most proud of? That I was able to do it without a pattern. What advice would you give someone starting this project? When sewing on heavy fabrics make sure you have a sturdy sewing machine. Don't be afraid to use different mediums to decorate with. The wooden buttons was my best idea. I didn't have a button in my stash that I felt matched this project so I painted ones to match. Also the drapery cords was good because of the sturdiness of them.