Beautiful Shadow Box :)

Butterflies, Buttons, Charms, Crafts, Creativity, Embellishments, flowers, Happiness, Inspiration

Apart from a few small things, my new shadow box is now finished! I am a little torn between making it look ‘complete’ and putting too much into it.shadow

There is already a lot going on! I think this one reflects my personality really well ๐Ÿ™‚ I may add some feet to raise it.

Some close ups:

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Hurray, it’s Saturday!

Butterflies, Buttons, Charms, Crafts, Ideas

It feels like this week has been massively long, and also bloody freezing! So I’m estatic it is the weekend and I can have a lie in, eat some yummy lunch and hang out with the boyfriend (who is currently playing computer!). Also, hot chocolate with cream ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to share my current art project as well, a shadow box. I already love it and it isn’t even finished! One annoying thing about having art and crafts as a hobby is that it can get expensive. Boo! I even thought ย if I make pressies this year it will save me money. I was wrong! I’ve probably spent over ยฃ150 already! Christ! On well, some things I can use more than once like stamps, and I have so many charms, buttons, beads, paper, inks etc that I will be making more things for a very long time!

Here is a sneak peak at the shadow box

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And this is my crafting table! What a mess!

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Happy Weekend x

A Sneak Peak of my Crafty Masterpiece!

Altered Art, Butterflies, Buttons, collage, Crafts, Creativity, Embellishments, flowers, Happiness, Inspiration, Jewels, keys

A Sneak Peak of my Crafty Masterpiece!

This is what I have been up to recently, making a printer’s tray ๐Ÿ™‚ it is almost complete and I love it! This is a gift but I will be making one for myself soon!

A Beautiful Shadow Box For Catherine x

Altered Art, Butterflies, Buttons, Crafts, Embellishments, Inspiration, Paper

I just finished making this wooden box/ drawer for my sister Catherine and absolutely love it! (If I do say so myself!)

I started with a blank wooden box shaped as a book with a secret drawer. I had a few ideas but started with the front first, so I could get an idea for how to make the inside. I was thinking of making it a drawer to put keepsakes and trinkets in, but I also wanted it to be on display and with the draw on the side that would be a bit difficult.

So I decided to go for a simple shadow box, knowing she likes cute small things! I used two Tim Holtz bottles, one has a tiny message on paper, the other I filled with pretty beads. I then made a tiny book from patterned paper and card, and glued that down. I added lots of embellishements and covered a small piece of card with fabric to give the items a bit of hight.

As I like the paper in the background a lot, I didn’t want to cover it up too much. I hope she likes it ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very pleased with how it came out – even ifย managed to glue my fingers together more than once!!

Ps. Sorry if the pictures are blurry, my camera broke so I’ve been taking photos on my phone!

Paper Collage

Buttons, collage, Crafts, flowers, Ink, Paper

Whenย  I moved to Manchester last year, I had hardly any money and was working in a pretty shit temporary job while I sorted myself out. My TV had broken and then my computer failed. A few days later my phone was cut off! So I had no technology at all and was pretty annoyed. Rather than being bored, I turned on my radio and started making this collage using different textured papers, paint, ink, and embellishments.

I liked being able to try something new and see how I could bring my ideas to life with these materials. It was also a useful distraction from the frustrating things happening at the time. I’d like to try making a new one, although probably on a smaller scale. If only there were more time in the day!

Floral Purse with Zip :)

Buttons, flowers, Sewing

I made this little purse last night after finding my zipper foot for my sewing machine. Really happy with the way it turned out, and I used two different patterned fabrics for the outside to give it a little twist. I’m still finding my own style for sewing as I learn more of the basics – I am a bit rusty after moving to Manchester a year ago and only being about to have the space and time to get my sewing machine out ๐Ÿ™‚

I am still very pleasedย I managed to sew it without any major problems x