Sunday, July 16, 2006

My project for the weekend was this pretty board for holding the mail. I saw one like it in the new Pottery Barn Teen Catalog (Yes, I get all their catalogs because they are eye candy.) Who could afford $179 though? Maybe I should be selling these things after all.

So, I made my own. Vintage fabric, some new ribbon and another message board from Target that I scavenged for parts. I love it! Gee, it was hard to do with Jack running his cars all over it while I was trying to staple though.

You can see the PB version here: Pottery Barn

This is Jack's beloved "vroom vrooom." The thing must be 30 years old. He rides it for hours every day. I picked it up at a rummage sale for $1. One of the best dollar bills I have spent this summer. I would love to have another for the basement, but, being vintage and all it isn't so easy to come by. Sometimes he takes Dandy for a ride too...


  1. Anonymous4:07 PM

    I am SO jealous of the vroom vroom. I can't believe the stuff you can find sometimes! It's getting harder, but the stuff is still out there, isn't it?
    Kale would LOVE to try a ride on that. How nice for your little boy... they made things the right way back then.

    And NO worries, I'm glad you liked the faric, hope to see it put to use. Oh, and I LOVE the mail board, I'll have to put that on my list, too. It's ingenious, I'm always losing my bills. Maybe that's not such a bad thing though....

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  3. You have such fun sewing projects! I'm inspired!


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