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Archive for the month “December, 2013”

This Old House is now completed!

Unusually for me I am actually quite pleased with how this turned out! It isn’t 100% perfect but it does look good imho!

Completed House

Completed House

Following are some close up sections showing the various elements in each of the little niches:

Attic

Attic

At the very top of the attic are two owls peering out with a small mulberry paper rose alongside. Above them is a small cabochon with a paper butterfly adhered on the back. Below the owls on the right is a basket of flowers and next to that is a pile of ‘vinyl’ records; all the types of items that might be relegated to the attic!

midsection

midsection

Two buttons form the clock on the wall with a sand timer and paper rose; next comes a pile of books on a small section, below them are some wooden beads and a mixture of leaves and small silver beads. A small feathered robin with several loose feathers ‘stuffed’ around him with a music cleft adhered on the wall behind him. Below the robin is a teddy bear, a small clay face (donated by Lottie), a found piece of blue pottery and a small glass vial. The beaded ‘flower’ is handmade. In the large right hand section is a handmade pin of flowers, clay button and lace with several charms -key, postcard and buttons.

Bottom section

Bottom section

From right to left – two small bottles filled with seed beads; a found cone (found in my garden!) together with some toadstools from Wild Orchid Crafts and a small clay butterfly button courtesy of Lottie! In the left hand side the shells and white pieces are from my own beach combing collection together with several charms.

close up of clock

close up of clock

A close up of the clock; the small clock was a button from which I removed the shank and adhered the button onto a black scalloped button.

This was such fun to make and decorate, I now need to make a few more purchases and find a few more items to make another one!

Thank you for looking x

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Origami Gift Boxes

I first saw these Origami Boxes on Christina’s  blog at http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/the-origami-box-tutorials.html, there are two video tutorials with step by step instructions which are very easy to follow. This is my version of them

Box number one

Box number one

Box number two

Box number two

The body of the boxes are constructed from 12 x 12 inch double-sided paper which is very sturdy; lace is hot glued onto the edges.

The lids are constructed from squares of card stock and designer paper with gems added as decoration and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Top of Box one

Top of Box one

Top of box 2

Top of box 2

 

These boxes are so easy to make yet are so striking and any decoration can be added. The boxes are quite substantial and make gorgeous gift boxes suitable for jewellery, toiletries or chocolates!

Thank you for looking x

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