My Threads have lived in a wire basket for sometime. Not my best organisation I’ll admit. The threads have been getting tangled and I can never find the colour I need. So I decided to relocate them to something a bit more practical. The jewellery box is thick card but it’s lovely and strong and the inside is in great condition. I picked it up from a thrift store years ago for pittance but never found a use for it. I like the pattern outside but the top is quite stained. Roll on the Re-loving. . .
One old Jewellery box
lots of silk roses
rustic peach roses (silk)
a lot of thread spools
That’s the end of the catch up marathon, thanks for reading, see you next week for project 16
So Monday 1st October was our first wedding anniversary. Yay. So last week I combined the gift with my project, but I’m going to say up front, whilst the actual design and materials used to create it were things I already had or borrowed, I did pay to have it mounted and framed. However this was a gift and not for my own personal gain so I haven’t broken any rules but I still wanted to share this with you . This is what I came up with for the traditional paper gift for a first anniversary.
Vintage Estelle Lingerie Catalogue
A lot of patience
Usually I post tonnes of photos to explain the method. This time it would ruin the effect, so instead I’m just going to give you a brief idea and let you marvel at the print in all its completeness.
First I cut out about 20 red felt hearts
Then I cut out 20 felt hearts within the hearts already made
Then I faffed for hours and hours trying to lay them in a heart on rainbow paper.
Then my very honest friend told me it looked like a gay pride flag, which is awesome, but not the look I wanted for my 1st wedding anniversary gift to my husband.
Then I got my hands on the centre page of an old lingerie catalogue and decided to combine the two, photograph it, frame it and present it to my husband. I told him that good wives give p*rn. He laughed and told me it was quirky. I think he liked it.
Hope you enjoyed this mildly naughty project!
See you tomorrow for the 3rd instalment of the project marathon weekend
Before I start an apology, things have been a bit manic over the last few weeks and though I've been doing my projects I haven't posted them. Instead of posting all at once, I'm having a weekend posting marathon instead, starting with. . .
Heartbreak Clutch Bag
My favourite going out bag. A 60’s chainmail white clutch. It’s a decent size unlike a lot of the modern ones, with a sexy slimline shape with an envelope style fastening. It broke. Which broke my heart. bad times. So how did I mend my broken heart (I mean bag), read on dear chums to see . . .
One beautiful but broken clutch bag.
An old pair of black beaded clip on earrings
one large art deco black button
one shiny diamond shaped button
I hope you enjoyed my heartbreak bag project, see you tomorrow for project 13