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Friday, 3 June 2011


Hi folks, and a VERY happy Friday to you all!

Ah, the sun is shining, the weekend is upon us, and I am particularly pleased with my latest creation!

A while back, dear Debbie from The Crafty Pad Designs did a fab tutorial on the challenge blog for a photo board, I was totally inspired and it got me thinking! So, for Mother's Day when my DH asked if there was anything I would like, I asked for the supplies I needed to make a french memo board.

Here's what I made......

 Close-up of the fabric, ribbons & buttons

Froggy buttons with moving googly eyes!

 Back View

This one is for my sister's birthday, and as she is a froggy fan, it was the obvious choice of fabric!

Here's a quick outline of how I made it:

Covered the 16"x20" canvas in wadding, then covered that with the fabric, stapling it to the reverse with a staple gun.

Cut and placed the ribbons, making sure they were evenly spaced, then stapled down one side. I then had to weave the ribbons under and over each other before securing them on the opposite side.

I couldn't resist stitching on some decorative buttons to finish it off! I hope she likes it!

If you would like to see Debbie's original tutorial over at The Crafty Pad, then click HERE.

And here's the one I made for my mum for Mother's Day...

This time I used 4 different ribbons: red organza, green grosgrain, green satin and a green & white cotton ribbon.

Cherries fabric, white flower buttons and ladybird buttons.

A close-up of the ladybird buttons.

Thanks for looking!


Dawn said...

Great job Ali! Your Sis will be well chuffed!
Dawn xx

Catherine said...

OMG ! What a fantastic idea Ali ! I love it ! Those froggy buttons are too cute ! Hugs and love from Catherine