Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Garden Sieve Noticeboard Part 2: Tutorial

I'm super-duper excited with how well this 
garden-sieve noticeboard project turned out. 
Easy, cheap and gorrrrrgeous.

You want a tutorial?
You got it...

You will need:

Jute String
A Garden Sieve
Strong Card
Gorgeous Fabric

Step 1: 

Thread the jute string in an evenly-spaced cross-cross pattern over the sieve. 
I did this one piece at a time, leaving long ends either side.

Step 2: 

Cut a piece of strong card so that it fits snugly inside the sieve.

Step 3:

Turn the sieve upside down. Making sure that all string ends are out of the way, lay your ironed fabric right-side down onto the inside of the sieve. Then place the cardboard circle over the top. Once you've checked that it all looks fine from the front, trim the fabric to a neat shape (leaving some leeway for emergency adjustments).

Step 4:

Tie the ends of each length of string firmly together. 
This ensures that the front stays taut.

Step 5:

Admire your new Garden-Sieve Noticeboard...
All will be fully revealed on Friday...

Oh, and did I mention that we had the baby scan?
If you follow me on Facebook,
{and if not, then now's the time to put right the error of your ways... just click 'Like' here for more Modern Country loveliness:}

then you'll know that...
We're having a little girl.

I was right. I was right. 
I totally out-righted that handsome husband of mine.

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Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You must be so thrilled it's a girl, not that boys are any less awsome, but if I got it right you were pretty lonely in your all_boy family! Guess what I'll be looking for next spring in the "attic sales" around here? A girl? It might not be ok with the social services, so I'll try to find a garden sieve (there wasn't one in all the junk I found in the back garden!). Are you already looking for a name? (not for the sieve, of course!!)
Wishing all the best to the two girls!

ANNE said...

Awwwww! That's so wonderful, you'll have so much fun with her.


Pamela Gordon said...

Congratulations Sarah! How exciting to be expecting your wee little girl. I did see it on facebook too. I love this old seive makeover. A sweet idea. Have a blessed day! Pamela

Doda Smith said...

such lovely news. Little girls are so precious!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

You clever girl. The sieve is too cute.

Congratulations! A girl will be so much fun. My daughter is 21 and away at college. I miss her so much.

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is SO cute! love this idea!

michelle said...

Beautiful girl!! So country and modern and stylish. :)
Congrats on the girl, I had a feeling. :)

fourkidsmom said...

Fun times! So happy for you.

Unknown said...

Congrats to you! A little girl is fabulous news. This tutorial is great, what a cool idea to repurpose a garden item like this.

Susan T said...

Many many congratulations, little boys are lovely, but there is nothing like a daughter in your life to spice things up, plus you get to do all the things you wanted to do as a little girl - and then some! Happy happy times ahead. xxxx

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sarah,
Yeah! a sweet baby girl I am so happy for you..We are thinking pink also for my niece who has two boys already and is prying this baby will be a girl. Who knows this might be the girl year.
Enjoy your day and big hugs, Elizabeth

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Hi Sarah
so excited for you and the hubby too
What a great way to start the New year
Much Love

Brandi said...

Looking forward to the full reveal of your project!

It's a girl!!!! Yay! Congratulations!!!!

chris said...

The reclaimed sieve is looking great. I'm so thrilled for you and your family. I can't imagine my life without my little girls!

Unknown said...

Yay! For girls :-)

Lovely project, take good care of yourself and bean.

Deborah said...

Awww sweet Sarah!!!!
Precious...just precious!
Thrilled for you sweetie! xoxo
Your project is awesome!!!!
Love to you sweet Momma!

Deborah xoxooxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Yay a little girl! Oodles of more congratulations. xxx p.s I really rather like the sieve notice board and will need to rummage around for a vintage-like sieve.

Sarah said...


S x

Full Circle Creations said...

Love the sieve! And congrats on having a girl! I'm so excited for you.


On Crooked Creek said...

Congratulations on your baby girl! I know your most handsome husband is just as excited as you are...maybe he is waiting for the perfect (romantic) moment to tell you so! Don't I remember him getting into your blog with a special message to you last year???
I'll be back to see the finale of the sieve!


Such a fun Sarah project. I love the way the chord you added ... makes it look like a quilt pattern.

Congrats, again ... a girl!


Verdigris Studio Arts said...

Thank you for sharing this and the news of the wee daughter of Eve on the way! I know you're elated!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Aww sweet a 'pink' one!!!! xox

elliesue said...

I don't know how many boys you have, but we had 3 lovely girls before we had a boy, so my husband was happy not to be the only male.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for the notice board and congratulations on having (soon) a GIRL!!!!

Lizzy x

SImple and Serene Living said...

What a cute project. Thanks for sharing it. Congratulations on the new addition coming soon to your home.

Special 'K' said...

Wow a daughter you will be best of friends you will be forever in awe! Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing. What a beautiful space you have created my very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love this project, Sarah! Thanks so much for posting the tutorial. Congratulations on having a girl!!! I can remember getting ultrasounds with both of my girls. I never once thought of having boys....I always knew I would have girls, and they are so much fun!

Stay healthy, and have a blessed Thursday!

Ricki Jill

Cindy said...

I am so happy for you! A girl, that is wonderful. You must be feeling better, you sound like you are anyways. That is a great tutorial, thanks!
Hugs, Cindy

Travel With Lulu said...

A little girl! How fun. Congratulations!! See you SOON :) Hope you are feeling better

A room with a view said...

I need to find myself a sieve with a lot of character like this one..It looks amazing!

Lydia said...

Con gratulations to your future daughter! She is going to have great parents!

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