I have caught the bug. Michelle at All That's Comfortable has made a couple of the sweetest jewelry/bulletin boards and now I must have one. A couple months ago I revamped a bulletin board into a funky green and black piece for my office. As so often happens, I loved it for awhile. But now? Not so much.
I needed a change and I needed to use up some black and gold fabric that I left over from the table runner project. I kept the black frame and used the glue gun to attach the fabric to the bulletin board face. It would have been so much easier if I could have removed the bulletin board from the frame and been able to wrap the fabric around, but I couldn't figure out a way to detach it and was afraid of breaking it.
As I went around, I turned the fabric under so that it would have a cleaner edge. When I held it up it looked kind of plain. I fiddled around with some ribbon but couldn't get it to look right. Then I had an 'aha' moment, remembering some sweet fabric flowers that I had seen. There is a great tutorial for them over at Little Birdie Secrets but basically you just start with strips of fabric (the length of the fabric determines how large the flower will be), twist and glue, twist and glue. I burned my fingers numerous times but focused on the 'no pain, no gain' philosophy and toughed it out.
I did one large and three smaller flowers and then hand sewed buttons in the centre of each one to make them look more like flowers. The large one went in the bottom corner on a bed of folded ribbon just to give it a bit more texture and girliness. (you can also see our 1-day old living room carpet in this shot).
This is the trio of smaller rosettes.
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