Beach Hut Applique Blind

Finally our house renovations are completed and its now time to ‘dress’ up the rooms.  The smallest new room is the downstairs loo. Barely space for lots of features, but the plain white walls and porcelain sanitary ware made for a clinically stark room.  We needed something to brighten it up and soften the effect.

Following a shopping trip to the Range and the theme was set.  They have a lovely range of seaside items similar to those shown below.

ornamental welcome on board buoyBeach Hut Coat Hook

So I bought a welcome life raft with mirror in the centre to go above the hand basin, the three beach hut hooks have become the towel holder and there was a lovely loo roll holder in the shape of a beach ut as well.   These few items really brightened up the walls, but the small window still looked a bit bare.  I created the shaped window blind with the appliqued beach hut.  I had great fun drawing the individual items on to Bondaweb and then fixing to the background fabric.  Free motion embroidery then finished off as I highlighted the seagul, starfish and bunting.  I just have to make a small tassel for the bottom.  I have put this up just by using stich velcro fastening on the blind and stick velcro on the wall.  I must admit It does look sweet, and ther ehave been some admiring comments when visitors have to use the facilities of the smallest room in the house.



Patriotic Patchwork – Union Jack Cushion cover Pattern

This was my first quick patchwork cushion made up using scraps of material.  I admit I hadn’t thought out the design too well so I took time to refine it and made a few more in different colours and styles.  Strangely it was the men in the family who requested these as Christmas gifts.

Then I made a pair in black white shades to match my room


Block Layout – create four

All four 7 inch blocks are joined with four inch red strips to create Union jack cushion front