Some months ago Leslie Bockenstette, my very good friend in America, showed us the beautiful treasure chest she had decorated. I made the comment that I couldn’t find these particular little boxes here in the UK for such good value and so Leslie bought two and parcelled them off to me. They have been languishing for a while as I couldn’t decide quite what to do with them – I’m not terribly gifted in the creative part of my brain! One I wanted to decorate for our three-year old grandson for him to store his collection of keys, he has a penchant for keys and will spend quite some time playing with keys pretending to lock/unlock doors. I finally finished his but had wrapped it before photographing it! That one I painted blue and distressed to show streaks of lighter blue, stamped his name on the front and side, found some lovely train and dumper truck buttons to adhere all around and also found some tool embellishments too.
This very girly box is for our grand-daughter, Kim, who is a very girly girl. She adores anything pink! So here is the finished item, now containing hair slides, before being wrapped.
How are you all coping with the dreadful weather? Well we are snowed in! Two vehicles here that are covered in deep snow and can’t be moved. Our daughter and her partner came over today in their 4 x 4 to take me shopping and they could access the main farm track as tractors had compacted the snow but they couldn’t get any closer to our home which still left a 150 – 200 yard walk with an average of 1:6 incline (quite steep!) The snow is a good foot deep or more, certainly past mid calf depth; walking down isn’t too bad but feels like wading through soft sand however the walk back up heavily laden with shopping bags is not only back-breaking but extremely tiring! One very heavy shopping bag broke both handles half way up! Luckily there was nothing breakable in there. I carried the bag containing eggs and kept fingers crossed (very difficult carrying bags with fingers crossed!)I didn’t fall down as I didn’t fancy scrambled eggs at that point. It was an exhausting business and I only did the trip up with two bags once whereas our daughter did that trip several times at one point carrying a full jerrycan of fuel plus two one gallon cans!
We are so lucky with both our daughters and their partners who are generous with their affection, time and help and are very loving. There are times when we wonder how we could ever manage without them. A big thank you to Ruth and Jill who do us very proud. Oh and they have both got the most gorgeous children!
Hope you all have a very happy Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂