Sunday, 13 March 2011
Sunday Challenge - Make a Clipboard
I'm so excited to be here again in blogland!!!
I know you'll forgive me for being absent so long but it's all good news now - Rozzie's cancer is gone - banished by chemo and surgery... her hair is growing (most exciting part for her!!) and she is working part time at her old job.
Our lives are slowly and gently returning to 'normal'...
It's a long weekend, Caity and Rozzie are away with friends at the beach, the house is quiet, relaxed...
Gordon is 'flying' on his computer, I'm fiddling in my craft room... but I have so many ideas and seem to procrastinate and fiddle instead of doing anything substantial... I'm sure I'm the only person who never seems to get anywhere after 5 hours in the craft room.
So, I decided to give my 'crafting mojo' a kick start by participating in a challenge....
Crafters Anonymous is a fab group that anyone can join and on a Sunday they have a challenge - this week the challenge was set by Marija Paic.
Marija said: The challenge is to "make a clipboard or decorate one" Just remember...you can use ANY medium. Knit, Crochet, Sew, Quilt, Cards, Paint...ANYTHING!!!
I knew this was the perfect challenge for me because:
(a) Sometimes I need to be 'told' what to do,
(b) I've never made a clipboard before,
(c) I make copious notes about all sorts of things all the time, and
(d) I already had the perfect peg!
Here's what I came up with:
It was super easy to make...
(1) just cut a piece of cardboard to any size,
(2) cover with your favourite papers, add ribbon
(3) add a peg.
I was lucky to find some pegs at the supermarket that are the exact colour of Poppy Parade!!!
Then I added a punched flower and button decoration to the peg:
and pegged on a notepad... Hey presto... a clipboard.