I have so many things I want to blog about: I can see a post a day will be an easy challenge at the moment. But I think it's time I blogged about my patchwork wall. This is something I am incredibly proud of, as it kind of set me off on my current love of patching together and making do. I was inspired by the wonderful Vintage Pleasure and her patchwork wall here.
She was inspired by a book - I can't remember the title, but will try and find it as I wanted to buy it but ended up with the wrong one.
I'd had a few wallpaper samples as we are trying to decide on wallpaper for my eldest daughter's bedroom, but my middle daughter loved the patchwork effect. I was lucky enough to walk into Laura Ashley when they were selling off some rolls for a £1, so I also snapped three up. Then I set to cutting out, using a picture frame to square off as I haven't got a set square. I cut to random sizes and then popped them on the wall in small areas with blu tac to see the effect, before pasting them on (with wallpaper paste).
The whole thing took about 3 hours, and was ready for my daughter's return from Brownie Camp. She was thrilled. Elder daughter now wants a similar effect! I also thought I'd use the technique on the inside of our understairs cupboard, but that's a little way in the future.