When I spotted the Hillarys Country Craft competition on Caroline's blog (Burkatron) I knew I had to enter. I was given a choice of four 100 x 100 cm fabrics to choose from, Calluna Amethyst, Wild Poppies Vermilion, Patina Pewter and lastly the Bird Parade Teal, since I've always been fascinating by Peacocks I chose the latter, the fabric is gorgeous and when it arrived I could do nothing but admire it for a while!
When I signed up this competition, I had no idea what to make, my first thought was cushions but I'm still a beginner on my sewing machine so didn't want to risk it until I've had a bit more practise. Since my bedroom is very small, I thought maybe I could use the fabric to use with a storage idea, I thought of making a storage holder to hang on the wall with lots of pockets, I then liked the idea of making an embroidery hoop pocket holder.
Since I am very much a beginner when its come to crafts and using my sewing machine I wanted to create a project that anyone can do, experience or not, or for someone who doesn't usually craft. At the time I was getting rid of my dressing table since I wanted more space in my room, since I like to recycle (my shelves in my room are drawers from my old bed) I wanted to use the wood from my dressing table and turn it into a shelve shaped like a house, that idea fell through since my brother is going to use the table in his room. At this point I was slightly running out of time to buy wood and make one myself, so I turned to ebay to buy a house shaped shelve..
And this is what I made, yes its simple but I love the way it came out, and its so easy to do at home, not only to shelves but pretty much anything you want to add a pattern/pop of colour to from boxes, drawers etc. and I also have enough fabric left over to attempt cushions (so please share any tips!) and I also want to make some Lavender shaped hearts! I'd love to hear what you would have made, or if you have entered yourself please share your entry, I am always looking for crafty projects. (I've seen some amazing entries so far, so good luck!)
Tape Measure or Ruler
Tape Measure or Ruler
Firstly I measured the individual size of each shelve unit and made a note of it. (Sorry about the ruler, sure this is the only one I have, managed to cling on to it from school!)
I then painted the shelve a creamy silk colour (to match my room) whilst it was drying I cut out the fabric. Painting isn't my forte, I'm too impatient waiting for things to dry!
Once dry, I glued the fabric to the inside of the shelve.
Once fully dry, hang on the wall and add cute little trinkets.