Monday, 22 August 2011
Big Girl Room: Memo board
I made something for Juli's new violet walls this weekend. She loves keeping her birthday cards, and pictures, and invitations, etc. So I made her a french memo board as a place to keep them.
This time I used an old wood-framed bulletin board that I found at Value Village. I covered it with two layers of polyester quilt batting, and some turquoise fabric I had. I didn't have enough ribbon to do all one colour, so I did two. I like the look. With the double-layer of batting, the ribbon wasn't tight enough to hold the cards against gravity, so I added some button tufting to the top, middle, and bottom rows. I may add another four buttons if necessary. That's what made using a bulletin board such a good idea. No drill was needed to sew the buttons on! I used 1mm satin ribbon for the stitches.
I used larger buttons on the back to secure it, since the ribbon was pulling through the board.
Juli is happy with the result, and so am I.