Tuesday, 9 December 2014

On the Ninth day of December....an Alteration for Bran Tub pressie!

Hello there

Is it me or is December just chomping along at a fast rate of knots?

On a previous post I mentioned that I was at our quilting Hope Lunch and that we traditionally have a Bran Tub.  Well, it has got around that I usually make something and so couldn't let them down this time.  I had bought some ribbon and some needle threader/cutters and now I just needed to "present" them some way...

 Take one tin that has been hanging around in your craft room for several years waiting for a project.

 Take some chipboard that has previously been on the back of a notepad in work.

 Take some VOS K&Company paper and cover said tin, find some Snippets and TH and Paperartsy stamps, half of a dummy torso that you had left over from a previous project, some buttons and flowers... jumble it up a bit and you get this...

 Do you like it?  I know Elaine did.  So glad she got it as she does love owls.

And the side didn't get ignored...

 Nor the base.  I was sent these stamps from a very kind blogging pal and this was their first time out.  Do you like my Handmade stamp too?  Only just received it from Etsy.  Love it!

 And here is inside the lid...

 Inside the box...
 Oh yes...I added some more ribbons.  The cards were also cut from the TH die and inked up with DI ink.  Some bells, buttons and pretty pins too.

Thanks for calling by and please let me know what you think.  Off to share this with the Pirate Cap'n Miss Di and her parrot called Parsnip as there are oodles of Snippets used in this project. ....last seen looking for another tin to make one for Mum for Christmas....

Hettie


7 comments:

SARN said...

FANTASTIC Bran Tub pressie. So much work I hope it went to someone who appreciated it! xxxx

Kathleen said...

Gosh, can I join in your bran tub picks, as long as I can pick yours!

Fabulous and a great post to boot with the coming together of the project.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Soree the little ike ate the lot. I could do with a nice airtight tin to stick him in. I love the transformation on this one. Hugs Mrs A.

Terry said...

Hettie, I hope you don't get too much of the white stuff! What a great alteration project and I love the sewing theme! Fabulous tin! Hugs!

Di said...

Wow!! Despite the cheeky comments, I adore this Sam!! Really clever - do tell how you did that amazing torso - reminds me of Christmas deccies when I were a girl :)

Sorry I'm a bit late calling by, not supposed to be peering at laptop really but wanted to just check that the Playground hasn't been overrun by naughty elves!!

Hugs

Di xx

Debs Willis said...

Gorgeous! Not surprised the recipient loved it :-)
Hugs
Debs xx

Kyla said...

Ooh how lovely