What to do on a Saturday morning with an hour to spare? Make something special, of course. I love patchwork. I love office-y stuff. This was bound to happen.
Week before last, the girls were otherwise occupied rehearsing their stuffed animal reenactment of The Wizard of Oz (seriously) and PLC was working, so I had an opportunity to develop an idea I had in mind for some time but had yet to get around to trying out: Patchwork Clipboards.
Before time got away from me, I ran upstairs to gather the necessary materials from my studio: vintage patchwork bits, a remnant of old-fashioned looking fabric, a plain clipboard, a paintbrush, wax paper and a jar of découpage medium (I used Matte Mod Podge). Then it was simply a matter of sitting at the dining room table and carefully adhering the fabrics to the clipboard while sipping hot coffee and listening to Saturday morning NPR. It fed my need to make something, was relaxing and eased me into what turned out to be a very busy weekend.
I rather enjoy mixing + matching vintage fabrics to create pieces that are pretty (and practical!) like this. This one is currently being used for our monthly calendar, and I can also envision them lined up on a wall to display cool photos and such, along the lines of Rachel's amazing inspiration wall. Endless possibilities, really.
You can make your own if you like, or order one from Vintage Made Modern featuring vintage materials sourced locally and made by hand in Ohio. xoxo