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make make

With a fresh coat of purple paint on the walls I wanted to add a statement piece to the wall above the bed. I decided to use the initial from my first name, which is the same as my partner’s, cute huh?

I had the frame already, a moulded plastic Ikea frame that my sister no longer wanted, so I removed the glass and backing from that. The wooden letter from my local large craft shop (which is Spotlight for me) and was a couple of bucks. The yarn came from my stash, two colourful strands knit together.

I knew I wanted a colourful chunky knit to cover it and after playing around with knitting on the bias (it didn’t work out the way I wanted it to), I knitted a square large enough to fit over my letter and wrap around the edges to the back. When the square was large enough I cut some slashes so it would fit around the letter and the knit would be fairly straight up and down. Then I sewed the edges together, no need for neatness, no one but me is going to see it!

After some playing with the beads, buttons, trims and things in my possession, I settled on using some of my vintage Czech glass buttons I bought off EBay a few years ago, I chose some pretty red ones, most of which I only had one of. After I’d come to an arrangement I liked I stuck them down with sticky tape and sewed them on, except for one that had a broken loop, needed a spot of glue first. This is a great project for bits that are a little broken but too lovely to throw away.

A d ring sewn on the back acted as a picture hook and it was ready to hang.

I really want to try more of these, they are so customisable and would make a great present, an initial and frame would make. I’ll be on the look out for old frames I can sand or paint, and wooden letter blocks with mosaics, shells or fabric flowers would look so good.