Monday, 14 January 2013

Ticker tapes


I have been trying to live by my New Year motto of just doing what needs to be done instead of dithering about; so while the house is still not spotless it is better than it was, and there is food in the fridge and homework is done. My biggest change has been managing to pack lunches for my girls the night before they need them, when the 20 minutes it takes is barely noticed; rather than the school morning scramble when that  same 20 minutes means I run out of time to eat breakfast.


 So, when I saw Amanda's instructions for a ticker tape canvas I knew that instead of putting it off I should just make one, then I realised that our hallway was a bit empty after taking down the decorations and that rather than putting up the same old pictures I could make some new ones. So I did. And here they are. The canvases were only 99p each at The Works so with a pot of Mod Podge the whole lot came in at just over 10 quid, which I think is a bargain.


I couldn't be more pleased with them - and the bonus is that everyone else in the house likes them too. Result!

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    Happy new(ish) year x

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  2. Those are absolutely blooming marvellous! No wonder everyone likes them. Your 2013 mantra is paying dividends.

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  3. Cool - how lovely. Might have to have a go at one myself :-)

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  4. Wow these look amazing, I will start keeping my scraps

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  5. Oh, I love these! What a brilliant idea and, let's face it, much more doable than a quilt! Must keep an eye out for some cheap canvases. Rxx

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  6. quite brilliant! (is modpodge the same as pva? I know I should know this but......)

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  7. brilliant idea, so colourful! I love your resolution, started a little like you, not putting off the washing - but just doing it. Hope to keep it up all year.....

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  8. Off to investigate because they are gorg. And echoing driftwood, modgepodge and pva???
    Ax

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  9. I started doing this just before Christmas (the packed lunch thing). It's amazing how little time it takes up of an evening, but how much it chews into if left until the morning.

    Love your colourful displays.

    Nina x

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  10. Ooooh, I love a mosaic. So am I being a wally? Are they made from beautiful tape? Off to 'expand the images'

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  11. Fabric! Teeny fabric scraps. Genius.

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  12. Ooooh! They look mighty fine.

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  13. Ditto packed lunches. Good for you for getting on with it and impressive results too. Hate to remind you how you've TWICE told me you're going to knit a hat, though ;)
    Hope you're keeping warm x

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  14. Such fun - they look so bright and cheerful and happy. Just doing it works a treat! x

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  15. Packing lunches the night before is such a time saver, I have to agree. Now if I only diligently did this! LOL

    Oh, pretty! Love those ticker tape canvases. Well done, you!

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  16. Aha! The perfect project for the ton of tiny scraps that I seem to be incapable of throwing away! I reckon my sewing room would be the better for having a couple of these to brighten up the wall - lovely job!

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  17. Oh they are lovely - I need to make some now - especially the yellow one! Lucy xx

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  18. Very Fun! I'm especially impressed that the rest of the family loves them too. Fabric lovers of the world unite LOL!

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  19. Brilliant Val! They are so cheery and would make me smile everytime I walked past. Well done for getting sorted, I've now suggested to Amy that she does her lunch the night before because she is so not a morning person!

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  20. Great idea for brightening your walls up. Also impressed by the organised ideas of getting packed up the night before. I used to, but it's been sliding off.
    Like you I'm wondering if we'll get to the exam on Saturday. That school appears to be the only one in Norfolk still open. We're at home, not going anywhere today. Hope you are safe on Saturday and your girl is ok with it all.

    X

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  21. 20 minutes in the morning when you are trying to get the kids out of the door is a lot of time. I remember when I used to do the school run. Every morning always seemed like a rush and there would be something that didn't get done. So saving time any where you can is a bonus.
    I love the ticker tape pictures.Very cheerful.

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  22. Those look fab (and a great way of showcasing fabrics with a sentimental attachment)!

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  23. They look gorgeous, what a great idea

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  24. Oh, those are FAB! I am all in envy. And I am thinking about my bag of scraps in a whole new way.

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  25. They're lovely ... really fresh and clean, and dare I say, quite spring like!

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  26. These are so sweet! They really brighten your hallway up :)

    And, yes, I'm a firm believer in sorting out food, if you can, the night before - in fact, the more you do the night before, the less you have to do the next day!

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  27. Fantastic idea! I need to get my hands on some mod podge, it seems. I can see the children having fun with this kind of project - I'm thinking those £3 ikea mirrors with the big wooden frames.

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  28. These are fabulous! Such gorgeous art... and homemade too!

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  29. Gorgeous - I'm going to totally steal this idea. I think it would look really cute to make frames like this for the kids art work.

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  30. I love them. Would like to have a go myself

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