It’s all pink ruffles and bling, but it fills the gap, opens during the day and supports the thermal window blanket (or quilt) sufficiently to help keep in the heat.
It has already been referred to as my ‘Bollywood’ blind but I think my favourite name, so far, is the gypsy blind. You could, of course, just hem on single piece of material to use as your blind – even an old pillow slip provides sufficient fabric to do that, but I wanted to be a little bit ‘different’, adding a bit of flamboyancy to Frugaldom to reflect the fact that frugal living is a very colourful and far from boring lifestyle.
It cost nothing to make, although I did spend a few pounds buying the spring-loaded extendable curtain rods. These are so much better than having to screw into the window frames.