Cup Half Full: DIY Roman Shade Everything I needed was from Joanne's Fabrics! They sell roman shade kits with the cord, rings and brackets, (or you buy it all separately too). You can also order them online here: http://www.draperysewingsupplies.com/Shade-Rings-s/19.htm
Making a Classic Roman Shade - Martha Stewart DIY Decorating. My cats love shoving their little faces between the mini blinds (thus bending and breaking the blinds), so these (made of strong fabric) might be a solution.
A how-to on making Roman shades, which actually looks pretty easy, the way she explains things. I want to try making a Roman shade for my current bathroom to replace the old-old-old curtains there now. If it turns out, maybe I'll make more for the new house.