Thursday, September 3, 2009
Helen's Owl & Gift box
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