Thursday, 9 May 2013

M is for

A busy bank holiday weekend called for a relaxing craft in front of the TV of an evening.  Enter decopatch...


I'd bought these MDF letters at the craft fair along with a load of decopatch papers.  I also bought a desk tidy and my plan was to do a rainbow sweeping across the letters and the tidy.  


So I got out my papers and sorted them into colours.  Blue, purple, red, white, black, gold...  hmmm, no yellow?  No green?  No pink?  OK, so a rainbow is out then!


I covered the fronts and sides of all the letters, including that tiny gap in the "A" (these letters stand 3.5" tall), and getting into some of those spaces was tricky.   Rude words were said.


It may be considered as a kiddy craft, but I like some kiddy crafts and I like decopatch.


My skinflint side insisted I spell out the 4-letter MAKE rather than the 6-letter CREATE!  Currently, they're residing on a shelf in my craft room (which seriously needs a sort out and tidy up!).  As I was framing the photo, I was pleased to see other handmade items in this little space, my inspiration wall!


Oh, do you like what I did with my bobbins?  That's a piece of L-shaped plastic extrusion from B&Q, taped onto the edge of the shelf so the bobbins can lie in front of the the spools.  If you do this, use A LOT of tape.  The first time I didn't and came up to my craft room to find bobbins everywhere, I'm still finding them now!


13 comments:

Stacey @ bakercourt said...

How fabulous! I love your zakka bunting hoop in prime position on your shelf! I also colour-code my spools and bobbins - it's so pleasing to look at (even when you're not using them). x

Shirley Cryan said...

I love your latest "make" I still have this to do to a mirror I want to transform, something else on my list.

Val Spiers said...

I love your 'make'. It is fun to do something other than sewing. I have been making a photo album and I love printing off and cutting out the names of the towns to go on the pages. Sorry I am no reply but I am on google plus.

Anna said...

Love your "make" ! Very 70's !
Have a nice and creative day !
Anna

Celtic Thistle said...

Love your letters, another craft I haven't yet tried.

Had to have a second look at your craft room photo I thought you had a thong hanging on your wall!

Samantha said...

No PINK?!?!

I think you should do a detailed metre by metre tour of your craft room ;) And definitely a close up of your thread rack :D

Rhona said...

What a great make!

JoJo said...

WOW! I love it!!!!! Lookit all those purty bobbins and stuff!

pennydog said...

I've been known to decopatch, so has my friend Carla so I'm pretty sure it's not exclusively for kids ;)

LOVE your thread storage, you have about twice as many spools as me :)

Sandra :) said...

My sewing room has heard a few (thousand) bad words too - it's not just my fabric that's blue :D Cute letters, and is that a crocheted g-string I see hanging on the wall behind the thread spools ???!!!

Jane Galley said...

I love seeing all your cotton reels and bobbins, looks very creative. Well done on your letters, they look lovely

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Really, really like this idea, Wendy!!!

Kerryp77 said...

"make" looks fab wendy, he colours compliment really well. Your craft room is amazing. The thread rack especially!