27 January 2011

My Creative Space

January is always a time for me to take stock, banish anything that has been awaiting attention for so long that the moment has passed and start on things that are new and fresh.


I decided to make a new 'appointment' board for the kitchen where I can put things that would otherwise be at risk of going behind the fridge to join the tea cosy and lost forever. Like my driving licence renenwal.......woops!


I bought the fabric when we were on our road trip in Bangalow. Such a cute relaxed little town, just inland from Byron. I found the best little retro shop on the way out of town towards Lismore which had a fantastic selection of fabrics and hastily asked the shop keeper if he would be up for doing a deal if I picked out a load, which he did. I have six meters of this one. It's stained in places but worth it nevertheless.


The ric-rac, brass coloured buttons, red braid and doily was all from charity shops and stashed in my cupboard awaiting a project and I'm really happy with the way they work together. Such beautiful bright colours. These boards are so easy to make. You just need a sheet of mdf cut to size (the guys in the hardware shop may be able to do this for you) and a staple gun. Once you've selected your fabric iron it and cut approx. 10cms bigger than the board. Place the fabric wrong side up on a large table and then lay a sheet of batting over the top and cut to size of fabric. Place the board on top of this (you can use spray glue to stick it if you want) and wrap the fabric and wadding around the board. Secure using a staple gun. Then embellish to create the look you want.


Anyway, that's what I've been up to. What about you? Hope you're all having fun in your creative spaces. Have a look at more here.

10 comments:

Teek said...

looks fantastic. great idea

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Oh it's lovely! And i think your 'string your own' bunting is a fab idea!!! off for a look around your blog :)

Brenda said...

Nice fabric find!

Michelle @ The Crafty Little Fox said...

Awesome fabric! Great when you find shops like that. It is like going into a treasure shop. Love your appointment book.

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

Looks great!! Love the fabric!!

BOB & MABEL said...

That fabric is simply divine and your appointment board is a great idea and super cool!

The Clip Cafe said...

his look similar to a pin up board i made for a friend. LOVE it :-)

delia hornbook said...

Love your fabric hun, great idea, dee xx

Amanda said...

Looks great, you can't see our fridge for the stuff stuck to it lol.

suesueb said...

My first time linking and I really enjoyed looking at all your bright pics!! Lovely organization board! I need to go back to my post and paste the link in for going along. Thanks for the fun inspirations!

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