Thursday, September 3, 2009

Helen's Owl & Gift box

Hi all,

Well as promised here are two photo's of Helen's Pressie :D. What do you think? Pretty cool huh (not blowning my own horn much am I *wink*), I gave these to Helen today when she came over for our weekly crafty get together. Even though her b'day was on Monday. I made the gift box & inside I put the cloth Owl, the card owl & some instructions on how to make that particular gift bag, a bon bon box, a mini album & a christmas canvas.

Helen & I had a fantastic time today doing our thing swapping stamps, books, ideas etc... We get together nearly every week & have a blast. For me it's been great as I don't have a lot of friends that share this passion for craft ;D. I always come away from our time together feeling happier, inspired & relaxed. We just get on that well.

The gift box is made up from kraft paper for the base, pattern paper for the sides & because this box is a larger size I had to use two sheets of pattern paper. The bottom "lace" is Bazzil dot that I punched with the Threading Water punch by Fiskars.

The card is made from the leftovers from the box. Which as you all know I love to do. I am finding using up my scraps so theraputic & cost affective ;D.

The owl is made up from fabric out of my stash. I used up scraps & some newer fabrics. I used poly fibre for the stuffing & two buttons from my button stash. I also used DMC stranded cotton for the details on the owls eyes.

As always thanks for stopping by & leaving such wonderful comments - TTFN


Vanessa said...

OH, these are sooo cute! Love your owls and this box! Adorable!


Dawn said...

Awesome Paula. I bet Helen just love them all. Love how your card uses the extra bits (scraps always makes me think of rubbish and the extra bits here are defineatley not rubbish)
Glad you get to 'play' with a friend. It is such fun. None of my friends stamp or scrap but I am making friends with people I meet at the stamping group once a month. Yay - its tomorrow!!!!

Lydia said...

I love owls, and that card and stuffy are so adorable!

Anne said...

Hi, Paula! What a lovely gift and a pretty card and package, too! :-)

Laura said...

I'm so glad you posted the finished project. Amazing!