The kitchen window looks out onto the back garden, so curtains are not essential. But a room without curtains looks bare and 'camped in', so I have been meaning to make curtains. I visualised very light muslin curtains, but when I went to the shop where I used to buy muslin for sarongs, they didn't have fabric that light. This slightly heavier cotton is probably more practical for curtains. White on its own is a bit boring, so I added the gingham strips to brighten them up.