Sunday, 17 March 2013

(Deco) Patching

Last year I decided to try some different crafts: 'variety is the spice' and all that. I'd seen decopatching in a craft magazine and then saw the papers in Hobbycraft. As a patchworker and quilter it wasn't too much of a stretch to try patchworking with papers.

Well, I love it! It's so simple and so effective. What can be more relaxing than cutting up bits of paper and sticking them on objects? 'Dream' was purchased from Hobbycraft and was the first thing I made. 

The 'Love' ornament came from Next and was plain and boring and just begging to be transformed into something bright and colourful. Can you tell I took the last two photos in the summer? All that lush greenery. I saw the first buds on a cherry blossom tree today - true spring really is on its way!

And this is what I've been working on over the last couple of weekends. I made a similar one last year as a gift and this one will be winging its way over to Germany later this week. The papers are probably not really my friend's taste but I still have lots of the paper left and it would have been a waste/extravagance to buy more. Hopefully, she'll appreciate the sentiment if not the colours.

Of course, as yesterday was World Quilting Day, it seemed appropriate to do some real quilting with fabrics too. This is the border for the Wonky Star quilt which I'm foundation piecing.

I've also been baking cookies but you'll have to wait until next time to see those :-)


  1. Decopatch is fab isn't it - I've done a decopatch 'dream' too - different lettering though!

    Nikki x

  2. They look brilliant! I have not tried decopatch before but I have some plain letters from hobbycraft that need covering so I might have to give it a go!

    Gillian x

  3. Hello Julia
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, great to meet a new blogger. My daughter loves decopatch and I have also had a play with it in the past. I wonder if you can use fabrics to cover those lovely words in?xox Penny

  4. Oh loving the decopatch, it looks fantastic! Love the LOVE one best. I have a few decopatch projects planned too and I am beyond excited to try them! Have a fab week.
    M xxxx

  5. They are wonderful! I've not tried decopatch before but whenever I visit hobbycraft I always stop and wonder if I should give it a go! Hopefully soon :) Elisabeth x

  6. Hi Julie,
    Thanks for the comment over at mine. Lovely to find a fellow crafter! Decopatch is great, isn't it? We used it to cover some letters to go on the card table at our wedding. So enjoyed doing it!
    Jones x