Does your wall where the child's bed magically gets dirty all the time? Children turn a lot while sleeping and that is probably the reason why our wall was always getting a bit dirty. Another reason why I made this utensilo is that when she wakes up, she can look at the pictures, take a book or a plushy giving me a couple of minutes to wake up myself. There is nothing worse than running to your child's room being half asleep. At least I find it to be that way and get into a bad mood. With the utesilo I have even had the chance to have my coffee until Tina screams: " Mama, I aaaaaaaaaammmm awake!"
You might recognize the Ikea fabric. Tina has curtains made of the white version of this print and her bed skirt and sheets carry this pattern through her room. I have also made her a lamp and a night lamp using this fabric. This utensilo is not only practical, but it also adds splash of color to the room.
I used a piece of 5mm textile felt (100 % viscose) and applied the pockets and applique. As u can see, I used some of the animals from the printed fabric. I used steam a seam to attach the applique and then ran a series of small hand stitches around the shapes to make sure they hold and because I like the look. For the picture pockets I used an overlay foil which I zigzagged onto the fabric. She loves the picture pockets.
On the back I machine sewn a small tunnel for the wood that attaches the utensilo on top and stabilizes it on the bottom. We nailed it directly to the wall, but what one could also do is to use a round piece of wood, make it longer and attach curtain - rod hooks to the wall.