Yes, my dear readers, more blooming curtains. Curtains have been pretty much my sole crafting output since moving house but I promise that this is the last batch (for a little while at least!). Our new home is a 30s end-of-terrace with a very unusual rectangular bay window in the corner of the front room. This window has a drop of just over two metres, and each curtain panel would need to be at least three metres wide. There's also another smaller window in the room too, so after much intense mathematics, I worked out that I'd need 12 metres of whatever fabric we chose.
Abakhan, a chain of Northern fabric shops which sell end of line and seconds from lots of big fabric retailers. And thank goodness we went there. We discovered a roll of this gorgeous 'Geranium' screen printed linen by Zoffany for the grand sum of £4.99 a metre - I later looked online and found that Zoffany fabrics normally start at £49.99 a metre! And there were exactly 12 metres left on the roll. The fabric gods were smiling on us that wet and windy day in Preston.