Monday, 19 September 2011

Advent box project

I do apologise for my long absence in blogging. I had completely lost all my inspiration in crafting and blogging, so I took a complete break. Inspiration is still lacking, but I have started to make a few things again now. This is a project I started when I met up with a group of crafting friends in Bristol (we have such a lot of fun and laughter when we get together)
I know it's a little early for Christmas, but I'm pleased I made it, and so glad it is now finished.  
I wasn't sure how I wanted to decorate it, then I found these nostalgic papers (which I'd pondered on how to use for several years now) 
The handles are different from how I had first imagined them as I was going to use eyelets & tie the ribbon behind them, but the fact I didn't have quite enough eyelets turned out to be a good thing as I quite like the way the brads look like rivets 
I think my youngest likes the idea of her advent box - but I bet she'll like it even more when the boxes are filled and she can empty them each day!lol 
Thank you for looking, and for any comments you may care to leave


WILLIE........! said...

Wow! Noreen....These are really great..Lovely..!
Not to early for Christmas....I saw Christmas cards in Beales...Last May...! :).

AND...Great to have you back...Take Care Now...!

kay said...

noreen,just spotted it over at dc and its absolutely gorgeous,love your xmas papers,cant wait to meet on sat,have a great day,x

tilly said...

This is beautiful, hope to see you around more now, take care

coops said...

this is stunning noreen.i love the beautiful vintage images ;D

xx coops xx

Lee said...

Hi Noreen,so lovely to have you back hunni.I adore this creation,it's really pretty.Sorry i wont be there on Saturday but i will be thinking of you and Incy spending Lol.Huggles xxx

Janette said...

Hi Noreen, Nice to see you blogging again, hope your ok....this is a fab creation, always say I will make one and never

Eileen said...

Cor blimey Noreen, loads of work here.... but what a fab result .... great work and I am glad you feel like blogging again .... thank you for looking at and leaving comments on my blog .... you are one of my first followers and I appreciate the support

Hugs Eileen xxx