Monday, August 18, 2008

Inspiration Board

Rebecca showed this great idea on her blog awhile ago. I finally got around to finishing mine. First, I couldn't find a great picture frame for a price I liked. I found this ultra-plain bulletin board and decided to work with what I had. Instead of wrapping the fabric around the back, I cut it to fit the board, sewed the buttons on, then glued the fabric to the bulletin board, applying glue around the edges and a dab at each button point.
I glued a bit of trim around the edges inside the frame to finish it off a bit better. Now it hangs above my sewing machine, just waiting for inspiration. It won't take long to fill it up with all kinds of pretty things. Right now there's a tag made by a friend and a glass bead piece made by Lilli.
More button detail and trim. I painted the frame with watered down acrylics to give a watery effect. I thought of this detail AFTER gluing on the fabric, so I was very careful with the paint application. When I find a great old frame, I'll make another one. Such a great idea!
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  1. This is a 'different' bulletin board and very artistic.

  2. Very cool. I have wanted one of these but am waiting until I have my own studio space.


  3. Looks great! The button accents are perfect. It must bring a smile to your face.

  4. Good job Lorrie.

    I really like the idea.

  5. What a great job! Thank you for your encouraging words... Thank you again for all your thoughtful comments, time and prayers during this difficult time.

    kari & kijsa

  6. I like your inspiration board. I found a framed cork board at a garage sale for 25 cents and have been thinking about fixing that up for my own inspiration board. Yours is inspiring me to get busy with that project.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog about the Five Stones game. It is indeed a game that adults would enjoy, too. And, yes, that was me on the old Victoria Missing Bliss group. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed making the "shoe sweets".

  7. Love the board...I saw it on Rebecca's blog, too! I already have a version of it... but love her button idea!


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