Last week I tied up a few loose ends in the bathroom! Again, Pinterest had given me a few ideas that I wanted to get done. Mainly because the bathroom needed a few more pops of colour, but I also wanted to have a go at some other crafts!
1. You may have seen this runner on my Sunday Sevens post and I finally got it finished! Man, did it take some time! I used a method called ‘Quilt as you go‘, where you sew the fabric straight onto the batting. The tutorial I looked at was for a cushion cover panel, which I may make at a later date! I really like the effect, and as I worked toward the edge of my batting, the fabric created a chevron effect.
I recently borrowed a book from the library called ‘Simple Sewing with Lola Nova’ which has loads of useful projects that are quite different to the ones that get recycled over and over. The blog is also worth a read! It was one of these projects that got me thinking about giving the bathroom a little makeover. The bathmat project was simple but I did change a few things to suit what I needed. I bought a plain grey hand towel from Walmart that would be used as the back of the mat. My plan needed to reflect the measurements of the towel so my patchwork squares were different to those in the book.
We do have a good amount of storage in the bathroom; shelves in the bath/shower area, cupboards under the sinks and shelving for towels etc. As I like everything to be hidden, I didn’t love having our towels and bathroom bin being on show so the second part of our little bathroom makeover involves the creation of shelving ‘curtains‘. ‘Curtains‘ being italicised as they aren’t really curtains, they don’t open but they do the same job as a curtain!