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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 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. 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
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Sue said...

Beautifully made Wendy.I love how you have created this gorgeous container.I would keep if for myself too.
Sue x

Jane Savage said...

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

Becky said...

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

Sue said...

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

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

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

Patricia said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

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

Lesley Thomas said...

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).

brenda said...

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

B x

Rita said...

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

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous box Wendy - fabulous recycling idea.
Lorraine x

sandy's crafty bits said...

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

sandy's crafty bits said...

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

Mrs B said...

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

MRS DUCK said...

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

Nikki said...

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


pam said...

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

Laura Mackie Stampin' Up! said...

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

Vickie Y said...

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

Rossella said...

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

JayBe said...

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

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

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

Bonnie Garby said...

Beautiful gift box! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Unknown said...

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


Mrs A. said...

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.)

cherry said...

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

Fliss said...

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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