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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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Monday 2 January 2017

1st post for new Year

Good Morning All
Hope you all had a good New Year.
Things start getting back to normal now.
I decorated this box when we got back from Benidorm.
You know when ideas play around in your head at night.
It is a cardboard box that I got some blank stick pins in, it is about 2.5" x 3.5".
I opened it out before I decorated it so that I could make a template from it, if I liked how it turned out, I could make more.

I used Decoupage paper and Glue and seal glue to cover inside and out.

I hot  glued pink lace around the outside of the lid,
two lace bows and some handmade paper flowers.
Inside I cut some pink felt with Pinking Shears and made a little book for stick pins.
I hid the press-stud fastening under a button.

I love how it turned out and will make a nice little gift for someone.
It is so cute.
I have just come across this wonderful site called Post Pals which I am going to contribute to and help in any way I can HERE

This was the view from our table where we were having a drink on Christmas eve in Benidorm.
Perfect blue skies and sunshine.
Yes, the two beer bottles are Johns and the Diet Coke is mine (you cant see the large Bacardi!!!!!)

Wendy L


brenda said...

I know just what you mean about night ideas Wendy, my problem is remembering them come morning. Great transformation of the little box and a great view from your table.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

How gorgeous

Janice said...

Morning Wendy, great idea to recycle plain boxes. Look great. Janice xx http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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

Fabulous recycled box Ginny x
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Kath said...

Fabulous upcycling and it will make a perfect gift.
Kath x

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Wendy ! Love this box, and what a stunning view you had xxx

Lozzy said...

Gorgeous box Wendy...Hugs Lozzy xx Happy New Year to you and your family and all the best for 2017 xx

aussie aNNie said...

Great project Wendy, amazing result.xx

Alison59 said...

Great upcycling Wendy :-)

Jenny L said...

Hi Wendy,
oh this box is gorgeous and I love it.
Such a wonderful creation and the pins are so beautiful.
I have clicked on the site for the sick children and am going to help in any way I can.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jackie T said...

Hi Wendy this is a stunning box you have certainly worked your magic on it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lorraine said...

A very pretty box Wendy.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a very happy, healthy and crafty 2017.
Lorraine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy New Year, what a lovely view from your table. Looks wonderful. Love this wee box its adorable, Love Hazelx

susiestacey said...

Happy New Year Wendy, WOW stunning project, love it it is beautiful and as you say a gorgeous gift for someone. x Susan x

pam said...

Wonderful decorated box Wendy! great idea.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Pam x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful box I forget to do this kind of thing and throw boxes away! Will try and remember next time That site looks interesting I will take a look At the moment I am making cardigans for a Preemie & Angel group on FB
Beautiful view of the sky in Benidorm We've had so much fog just lately that we can't see across the road let alone the sky

Littlelamb said...

Gorgeous box Wendy.. It's a good idea to make a template of the box. I can see you making quite a few of these for your stick pins. The little felt book for the stick pins looks a good idea. Hanks for sharing your ideas with us and I wish you a happy and healthy 2017.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Brilliant way to zhuzh up a box. Is there nothing you can't pretty up? I bet if John sat still long enough you would decorate him beautifully lol!
Sunshine ........ I remember that lol! Alcohol .......... I can just about remember that too lol!
Ang x

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