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Do you remember the pin boards I started playing around with a couple of weeks ago? I painted the edges a lovely pale blue and then left them waiting for the next stage.

Well, I’ve been looking around for some pretty paper with which to cover them, and found some today – such a great feeling when you find what you’re looking for!

 

Ideally I would have liked a roll of paper (no creases that way) but this was by far the prettiest paper, so I decided that I’d live with creased paper. I used double sided tape to stick it down all around the edges. I didn’t bother sticking in the middle, because I’m sure sooner or later I’m going to want to change the paper (probably when it’s just so full of holes I can’t see the pattern any more!) and this way I’ll be able to easily remove this paper and add some new.

 

I attached the tiny hinges (using a pin to make a little hole before I started hammering away)…

 

…and Ta Dah! A free standing display board 🙂

Yes, it’s a little slap dash and not very professionally finished in places, but I’m really quite pleased with it! I’m planning to drape tiny bunting across the top, and perhaps a hanging garland of flowers down the middle so any imperfections will hopefully not be noticed.

Last night I had some time to do some sewing, and started working on some lavender bags. I’m using napkin fabric, leftover from making all those covered buttons.

Each napkin had a small motif in one corner, which I snipped out to turn into buttons – in the picture the buttons at the bottom and at each end of the rows were made with the napkins. This meant that I was left with quite a lot of white cotton fabric, just right for snipping up into squares to turn into lavender bags!

I’ve decided to sew words in different colours and will add a button to each before I sew them up.

They’re a little crumpled at the moment, but nothing a good hot iron won’t sort out! I’ll let you see what they’re like before I sell them 🙂

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10 responses »

  1. I love that pinboard idea 😀 My best friend is moving at the end of this month and I’m thinking of making her something like this for her new kitchen 🙂 Need to find dog/cat/rabbit paper though in honour of all her pets, hehe 😉
    I would buy one of your lavender bags 😉

  2. Great pin boards – “slap dash and not very professional ” gives them a charm of their own and makes them unique and original

  3. Those pin boards are fantastic! I love having a pin board to keep all sorts of papers and inspirations but I haven’t got room on my wall, I would never have thought of creating a free standing one like this!

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