Don’t get too used to two blogs a a day, I’m back to work soon and I’ll be back to a blog a day. Recently, I bought thermal curtain lining for just over £2 a running metre from Trago Mills. I’ve bought enough to make lining for all of my curtains, they are simply cut to fit the size of the curtains, edged, a heading tape sewn on top and then hung directly onto the curtains themselves.
I made a door curtain by lining an unlined curtain. I bought a single curtain from the bargain corner of a local charity shop and paid two or three pounds for it. I have enough in one curtain, to make another door curtain if I need one. I un-picked the heading tape and sewed it to the side of the curtain, and cut off the excess and hemmed what I had left. I also added a thermal lining (blackout/rubberised material) so it really adds to the insulation. I love the glass doors in my house but they are totally inadequate insulators.
They are far from perfect, but they are heavy and will certainly help keep the warmth in. It’s August and very chilly and if we have another cold winter, with rising gas prices, we’re going to be colder than ever as the heating will have to ‘do’ as there isn’t any more money in the pot to pay for any more.
Is any one else preparing for winter? Any one collecting wood yet? Any one quilting or knitting something?
Lots of love,