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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx


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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Another Guess What

Good Morning All

Guess What ----------

So much is recycled stuff ----

The material is the off cuts from curtains in my craft room.

Bead and chain from a broken necklace in a charity shop.

The cord round the base from a draw string waisted dress that I threw out last summer.

It's a Ferro Roche chocolate box that John gave me for Christmas, these are my very fave chocs so I always get a box for Christmas and Birthdays.

Covered with book binder glue to stick the material on.

The material wasn't wide enough to go across the lid so I had to join in the middle.

The base before I stuck the inside in.

Ribbon covering the join across the middle where the material met.

I think it is a really pretty box to adorn anyone's dressing table, but I think I will keep it for myself and store cotton wool in it.

Wendy L

Craft My Life - Anything but a card-
    Ends end Feb
Make my Monday - Anything but a Card
Pile it On Challenge - Ribbon and Bows.
ABC Challenge  - Embellishments
Altered Eclectics
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  1. Beautifully made Wendy.I love how you have created this gorgeous container.I would keep if for myself too.
    Sue x

  2. Wow, Wendy, this is an incredible make! Beautifully feminine and so clever! xx

  3. Wendy, this is so lovely and what a great way to use all those bits and bobs you had.
    Very pretty.
    Becky x

  4. WOW! This is so beautiful Wendy, great recycling. I love all your pretty detailing.
    Sue xx

  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! F A B U L O U S creation Ginny x

  6. Absolutely STUNNING not surprised you are going to keep it. I certainly would not part with it, perfect for on the Dressing Table or in the Bathroom
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  7. A stunning project and so beautifully feminine.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. You made a great job of covering that box. Trouble is that I don't like those chocs - I'm not keen on Chocolate and nuts together, though I like them both on their own! (I know I'm weird).

  9. Great recycling Wendy, don;t know about you but it always gives me a kick when I do this.

    B x

  10. Oh Wow. Your box is stunning Wendy. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. A gorgeous box Wendy - fabulous recycling idea.
    Lorraine x

  12. wow two super little boxes wendy ... how very clever and I can quite see why you want to keep them yourself ... lol ... hope you have keeping well ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  13. sorry elaine ... I have just read your post again and realised it is just one box lol xxxxxxxx

  14. Hi Wendy. what a pretty box. you would never know what it started as! Love the lace etc. Take care.

  15. Hi Wendy
    Golly gosh, I thought this was a cake when I spied the thumbnail picture. . . . . .probably because it looks delicious! What a fab girlie box to keep knick knacks in. I would keep it too.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  16. What a fabulous idea and a beautiful creation. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


  17. fabulous box Wendy, brilliant recycling project, dont know where you get all your fab ideas.

  18. Gorgeous box, such lovely soft colours too, thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

  19. Beautiful altered project. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics.

  20. Fabulous project, Wendy, those choccie boxes are so useful. Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  21. Wow! Fab recycling, Wendy - thanx for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  22. One word - gorgeous thank you for joining in over at Altered Eclectics this month

  23. Very nice project!
    Thank you for joining us at RRR.


  24. I love your 'Guess What'. I'm always looking at ways of recycling boxes, tins and bottles.
    I like that you have used old curtain material and cord from an old dress too.Thank you for joining in at Craft My Life challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (DT.)

  25. sooooo pretty lovely thank you for playing along with RRR! cherry

  26. A fabulous creation. Thanks for joining in with my MMM Anything But A Card challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x



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