I wasn't supposed to blog about my Pinterest Challenge 'make' until Thursday but we all got soo excited about the launch of the challenge that we all decided to do it today! You might remember me blogging about the challenge here. You find something on Pinterest that inspires you each month, try to recreate it at home and then link up to share your 'make' with others. One person will be chosen at random each month to win a lovely prize!
I have been inspired by so many things on Pinterest but I thought I would play it safe and stick with sewing for my first challenge. I decided to try and recreate this patchwork fabric basket for my first make as its so pretty and I thought it would test my sewing skills.
Now I have to admit to not really looking at the measurements initially and was thinking it would be a good toy basket but its actually quite small and much more suited to cotton reels than toys!! My brain just doesn't do measurement at all as you can tell! A couple of hours later and the finished article looked like this...
Not bad for a first attempt. It was so lovely to have a reason to try something a bit out of my comfort zone and I learnt lots making it. There was a little bit of unpicking and only a tiny amount of swearing! I actually thought I would hate the little patchwork squares bit as I don't have much patience but I think I am a convert to patchwork now. I loved the patchwork part, choosing the fabrics and seeing it come together. I had so much fun making it that I actually picked a second project to do as well!! This time I choose to make a little tissue holder.
This is one of the best tutorials I have ever used! It is so simple and quick to make and looks amazing. If you are a novice sewer then this is the project to start on. It is so satisfying to make.
I got a little bit carried away and made loads. Guess what all my friends are getting for their birthdays!
Not content with making two things, I also decided that my other half should embrace his creative side for a change and roped him in to make something. I had a project that I had wanted to do for ages that involved drilling but I am a bit scared of power tools so I decided that this should be his Pinterest challenge. He gamely agreed to give it a go even when I told him he would be making this......
I can't be trusted with a drill. Drilling is definitely mans work!!
I think he actually enjoyed making the cake stands (he is game for a laugh) although I did say he could actually choose his own project next time. Well done Jon! So are you inspired to have a go? You have a week to pin, make and link. If you want to join in then just go over to Kerry's blog and link up here.
There is a facebook page for people who don't have blogs. We can post your photos here
Lets tweet about it too! Don't forget to use the hashtag #pinaddicts
Also remember to go and have a look at all the other 'makes' for inspiration. Lots of lovely new blogs to follow hopefully.