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« on: May 15, 2008 10:19:14 PM »

After several months of avid craftster reading and bookmarking, I finally found the time to start and finish my first project!  It's albeit a simple project that almost all craftsters have completed, but the thrill of making something with objects I already had laying around my house (and thus not spending a penny on) was fabulous.  In honor of my upcoming new apartment, I decided to make a French Memory Board.

I used an old artist's painting canvas that I had ruined with paint (it was hardly a painting), some old quilting batting, some left over ribbon, my mom's-friends (lol) staple gun, and some cute fabric that I've had laying around waiting for a simple little project.  

The corners were tricky (I'm an impulsive crafter and didn't bother to look up directions--I'd rather learn by mistake), but came out rather nice!

Let me know what you think!  I think it'll make a great addition to my little apartment!

Tips for future Memory Board Makers:
*Be sure to stretch the fabric/batting tight!  But also be careful when doing this--if the fabric is patterned, it might turn the pattern all wonky.
*Stretch the ribbon tight too!  Staple one end of the ribbon and then re-set the other end to ensure the best results.
*Watch your fingers!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008 04:39:06 AM »

You did great. It's beautiful and looks very finished. I'm glad you decided to delve into your first craft project. I'll warn you though, its addictive.

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