Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pin board

I've seen a couple of pin boards around recently and have been feeling guilty about the stuff I bought to make one which has been lying around uncompleted for months.

Last weekend I got round to it and today I had the chance to pick up the upholstery tacks to finish it. It's base is a cork board, so it can be used with thumb tacks, or you can just slide your bits and bobs under the ribbons (which are twill tape in this instance).


Both my boys have versions of these in their rooms and they are fab for keeping hold of all that kiddy paper that just cannot be thrown away, but is ruined in seconds if left within reach. I'll take this to the craft fair and see if any commissions come out of it.

27 comments:

simmyb said...

It's lovely and the fabric is gorgeous. I must make another one now I've seen yours!

capello said...

so cute! i should make one as well!

Kate said...

Great board, love the fabric.

Celeste said...

There must be something in the air, I've literally just finished painting the frame of my pinboard. I've got to try to decide on some material to cover it with now though.
I love the material you used. Did you put fleece wadding underneath or is it just the corkboard underneath?

emma said...

I've been meaning to make a board for ages, and now I think I really need to get on to it (Though where on earth I'd put it in this house is a mystery...)

Thanks so much for your comment. I think I'm feeling better this morning, but it's good to know that there are people who understand.

Soo said...

I love the ideas of ribbons/tape to help hold things up! Will have to try and make one, they are so much more kiddie friendly - no need for pins! Another for my list of things to do!

babybug said...

wow, i love it! great fabric, too!

quenna said...

I love that Ali...but where do you buy corkboard?

norththreads said...

Love your board!!Glad too see your cutie pies enjoying their tiny swap goodies!
~cheers~
Angie

madmommy said...

That is the coolest fabric! Ok, another craft to add to the (growing) list, lol!

Ali said...

Celeste, I want to reply to you, but blogger won't tell me where your blog is. The material is from Ikea and I used a couple of layers of quilt wadding underneath th give it a puffyness that helps the ribbons grip your stuff. The whole lot is staplegunned to the back of the frame.

beki said...

How funny, I planned to make one of these this weekend to put in my studio! Yours is very nice ;-)

kirsten said...

cute - where will it hang?

nuttnbunny said...

Such a great idea for the little ones! I might try to make one for my little guy - although he might disassemble it very quickly :-)

Amy said...

Beautiful! Awesome print.

Celeste said...

Thanks for the instructions Ali. My frame got it's second coat today, so I'll dig out some wadding and and put it all together tomorrow.
We're getting an Ikea near us at the end of the month, and I've already been eying up the vegetable print fabric similar to your leaf print, so I'll use some out of the stash until then.
Oh blogger was being wierd last night, but I think I'm logged in properly now. :)

Sarah said...

It's beautiful, Ali.

Laurie said...

That fabric!!! I love this!!

Laurie said...

Ooops, that was me.

tiel s-k said...

that looks great. Now if I send you my 2 that I have had sitting around for about 2 years, could you finish them for me?

Sarah said...

Smashing, Ali. Simply smashing. If I didn't think shipping across the puddle would be a bear, I'd have you make one for me. Sure, I could make one myself but would I? Likely not. Plus, you can obviously make them with beautiful results. Damn, Atlantic ocean!

I was the "Sarah" who commented before but Blogger didn't seem to register anything that I typed in to say as much. Blasted, Blogger!

Flibbertygibbet said...

Oh that's just so perfect! So professionally done.

raspberryfairy said...

I love the fabric, do you do reports on your craft fairs, I had my first today, you can see a photo here

joanna said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! Was it easy to do? It's so effective. Love it!

linda said...

It looks lovely! On the wall pocket that I made last week, I was disappointed because the pins on my thumbtacks went all the way through the cork. Then I looked at bulletin boards in the store and they had cardboard on the back. Did you have to put cardboard behind yours? I'm going to try that next time. Nice work! I hope you get some commissions. The craft show is coming up, isn't it?

jojo* said...

Oh my...that is fabulous. Time for you to open your own pin board shop.

melissa said...

what a great idea! I think you've inspired me to get organised in a more beautiful way!