I am still alive, and I have not deserted you all, though I have been a bit neglectful the last few days.
You see, Mr Hettie and I have been awaiting a new settee to arrive and have been putting all our efforts into getting the lounge all spick and span in anticipation of its arrival, which involved lots of the wet stuff made by Dulux. However, today the driver of the vehicle in which the settee was being delivered to put his "jobsworth hat" on and refused to come up our lane! Boo Hoo! We now have to get it rescheduled and pay a further extortionate sum of money to get it redelivered in a van of its own! Not a happy bunny after all the work we have carried out and we are now going to be sitting on the floor or Dobby's cushion over the Easter weekend! I am not even going to mention the fact that I have not been in my craft room since Thursday!!!!!!! No I am not!
I want to share with you a box I made recently for a very good blogging friend of mine. I made some as Christmas presents for a few friends, but forgot to take any photos, so when completing this box I made sure I took some pics so I could share my make with you.....
I used some mountboard (a little lighter in weight than chipboard, as I was posting it) and covered it with some Bo Bunny and Basic Grey papers which I hoped my friend would like. I thought they were her colours. I did a little stamping on the panels before punching them with my BIA. Then came the fun bit.....sewing the ribbon through the holes and putting the box together. I didn't tighten the ribbons until the box had taken its shape in order that I don't get wonky sides. A good film and a glass of something usually helps!
Once put together I then went about adding decorative heart strips, flowers and stickles to the box on all four sides and the top, and adding four large beads to the base for feet! The heart strips were punched using my then new EK Success punch.
The "love you" is on the paper but came in a lovely place so I did not want to cover it.
Here is the back on which you can see some of the stamping and the top "hinge".
And here is what is inside the box. Some Dolly pegs with ribbon on (and some chocolate but I did not photograph that). What crafter doesn't like ribbon or chocolate?
Well, that is it for tonight. I am looking forward to having a nice relaxing weekend, with some crafting time included and of course some vino! Mr Hettie and I gave up alcohol for Lent and I am proud to say we succeeded in our goal.
I wish you all a Happy Easter and hopefully a warm Easter!!