Hello all. I have had a busy two week. First, I missed my blogoversary. Second, my I celebrated my 30th birthday on Thursday. What did I get as a present for both of those milestones?? Yep, kidney stones. Thankfully, I am feeling better and the whole situation has 'passed'.
Since I still wasn't feeling 100% I wanted to go low key, so we went to the Portland Zoo. I got some great shots (I'll post some later).
I have this great memo board I made from a cork board I picked up at GW for two bucks.
I started by covering the board with one layer of quilt batting and some leftover fabric for my bedroom re-do. I secured each layer with my handy staple gun.
To start the ribbons going accross the front, I ran one ribbon from each corner.
To ensure that I had the ribbons equally spaced I used one of my quilting rulers to place the other ribbons.
Once I finished with placing the ribbon I added a thumbnail to each point where the ribbon crossed. I just loved the quilted look, but didn't care for the brass-y look of the tacs.
Inspiration struck and I decided to hot glue a button to the top of each tac. Love.
I made a few fabric flowers for the corner and added buttons to the center of those as well.
I added ribbon to hang it and viola!
Super cute memo board that matches my bedroom perfectly! And all for less than five bucks!!!!!