The next thing on my list after 1. tea cosy and 2. table mats and coasters was 3. curtains for the sitting room
I had to be quite careful when purchasing materials as there are two of us with quite different tastes to please. instead of opting for florals, i decided something more neutral was in order. i went looking for something heavy to help keep the warmth in and had in mind some orange, woolly check fabric. unfortunately i couldn't find anything to match my specifications but instead got this brown and grey tweed. I think this was a good choice for our room. especially for when our sofa arrives (charcoal coloured - soon i hope)
the fabric in close up - it's nice and soft
because the weave of the fabric is quite loose, it caused me a bit of a problem with squaring them up and attaching the lining. i didn't manage to get them perfect, but now they are hanging they look okay (although we could probably do with few more curtain rings)
it's hard to photograph curtains - a real issue with lighting
i am very happy with this day's work - what a difference they make to the room. And i think they are keeping us cosy too.
Yours from behind the curtains,