Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DIY Clipboard Frames

Nowadays, I would only do a project when there is a need for it. So, this project was done because there was a need for suitable wall displays.

I was commissioned to come up with some creative solution for blank walls of a facility room which has just been repainted.  There was no budget for this project, so I tried my best to diy the frames with A2 mounting boards instead of buying actual photo frames.

Materials required : mounting boards, clipboard, glue gun, blade, elastic band

Cut a border from a board for the frame and attach the frame to the another board with glue gun.

Then, attach the clipboard to the mounting board with elastic bands. Another option for this attachment is to use cable ties.

Try to make one yourself too :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cloud Pillow

It's Throwback Thursday! ^_^

While Baby G was still in the womb, I was excited and couldn't wait to kit up for her nursery corner. One of the things I so wanted to do was to hand make a soft toy for her. So I began ogling at Pinterest and decided I would like to make something whimsical but not too ambitious. I started with the idea of a cloud.

The materials used were fabrics from clothing I almost discarded. Among them 
were socks that shrunk after several wash.

 I choose the most colourful pairs. Cut to desired shapes and sewn it the edges up 
before I started stuffing it.

Then, I also used a dark grey cotton turtle neck I had. After that, two sheer pink circles 
of felt were for the cheeks and simple hand sewing done for the eyes & smile :)

When those sewing were done, I sewn the cloud edges and left one opening to allow stuffing 
of the fibre I took from an existing cushion I opened earlier for another project. This is 
definitely a cheaper way of getting the fibre than to buy a whole new pack of it. 
I sewn it shut after that.

So... there you go, a cloud buddy for my Baby G. It was the first item 
in the cot while it was still pending for more furnishings.

I think I could almost hear some of you whisper, "Why such a dark cloud, not white or blue?" It's for very practical reasons. I did not want white as it gets dirty easily. Did not use blue either because I wanted more pink to come through in this creature to signify it's a baby girl I made it for... though I usually cringe at too much pink and I always try to use more neutral colours in her other baby stuff. And this dark grey soft fabric came from my top, so I thought... that's made with mummy's top, another personal touch to it.

She is now 8.5 months old and I am glad she has taken to it. Just a couple of day ago, she moved it (while she commando crawled) from one corner of the cot to the other end where she fell asleep.