Monday, 29 July 2013

~Fabric Notice Board~

The Summer holidays are here and I'm tackling one day at a time, decorating, cleaning, planning and generally sorting out. I have separated from my husband, who is moving out to a flat nearby this week; all reasonably amicable but nonetheless upsetting and difficult.
Today I'm off to the Yorkshire seaside; my favourite East Coast - Hornsea, Skipsea, Bridlington and Filey to have a few days with J and my Mum. Can't wait to blow the cobwebs off!
This week I gave the kitchen a quick spruce up and wanted to cover my cork noticeboard. The wonders of the t'internet never disappoint for a free tutorial - I found mine here on Mary Poppins blog - and set to work sing some Clarke and Clarke Dotty fabric I had left over from kitchen blinds. I used brassed paper fasteners rather than tacks and used white grosgrain ribbon (about 6 metres) plus some wadding that cost £2. Here's the finished result...


  1. Sorry to hear you're having a difficult time - I'm sure your family will be an immense help. Your board looks fab - imagine how much you would pay for that in a pretty shop! Well done and good luck x Jane

  2. I am sorry that you are having a difficult time. As you know I've been through the same this year and if you ever want a chat email me :)

    Btw I am now seeing lots of light at the end of that tunnel - it does get easier and better I promise xxxx

  3. I love your board, very clever
    Sorry to hear of your news, sometimes its the only way,
    I have been there too, thinking of you my friend..keep busy
    Thea xx

  4. Sally, I have been thinking of you lots recently. Hope you are ok and that the break away with J and your lovely mum will do you good.
    Let's hope the sea air will blow some of the cobwebs away. I'm here if you need to talk, you know how to find me!
    Love, Anne

  5. Sorry to hear your news, I hope you have a good holiday

    Your pinboard is lovely

  6. Sally, I'm so sad to read of your news on this post and I can only echo the words of the other ladies here, one day at a time is the best any of us can hope for in difficult times. The sea is a great comforter, wise choice for a break and I hope you have a nice few days to get away from it all.
    Sally xx

  7. Like everyone else, I'm sending lots of best wishes as you navigate your way through this difficult time. I hope that the break away has been helpful. Jx

  8. Having a very overdue blog catch up and sorry to hear your news, hope your Christmas was good xx


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