I have been looking for a place to keep all of the various odds and ends which seem to scatter themselves around the house and thought I would do an inspiration board for the children.
I wanted to use Homasote, as demonstrated by Ally in her divine board. Unfortunately Homasote is a proprietary product only made in the US.
If you want to give a manly supply person from Bunnings a good laugh, call them and ask them if they stock Homasote, as I did. I then looked at soft board and other types of board. I then gave up and bought two cork boards from Office Works for $20 each.
They were the wrong size (rectangular rather than square), so I had to cut them down.
I felt that our scary saw was worth a photo. I have used it before but I have never before noticed the supreme irony of its packaging. Yes that is right, it has a graphic image of a crocodile on the cover, and yes it is called 'The Irwin'. I felt that was rather bad taste but at least the animal featured is not a sting ray.
Once I cut the cork board down I stapled my fabrics around the back, making sure to pull them very tight as I went.
This fabric is an Alexander Henry by Kelani. I thought it had a touch of Jonathan Adler about it.
And here they are completed.
I haven't finished pinning bits and pieces to them, but here they are now.
This was really quite an easy project, and the children love them...