The Internet has been up and down all week with the bad winds. Hopefully I can stay on long enough to be able to post this and get round everyones blogs. This item is rather appropriate at the moment as I'm stlill coughing (coffin) like mad and haven't been to bed in over a week as everytime I lay down I go into a coughing frenzy! Actually it has been quite comfy sitting up in an armchair especially as 'The Doc' has been covering me up like a parrot each night!
Anyway onto the post details. I entered a tag swap last month and didn't really think anything was amiss when my return tag did not show up as I had received a plausable excuse for it being late. The swap owner then emailed me to say that my partner was a known flaker as she had flaked on her too (and someone else) with a swap the month before. As I was missing a tag' Tee very kindly offered to send me a replacement (the tags are making up a set of 12 ,one for each month of 2012). The swap that Tee was missing was to alter a little coffin box and fill with goodies. I have now heard from Tee that she has received her coffin so here it is.
Now not having a coffin shaped box was not going to put me off so having been told the rough size of 6" x 3" I set to with cardboard ,glue, paper serviettes, material and black paint and got started. The original swap had been for halloween but as this was now long gone I decided to put googly eyes on the inside of the lid just to keep an eye on things!
The inside was lined with black satin and I attached the lid(after much debating) with ribbon hinges and ties. The lid is decorated with handmade roses and buffed with a little Inka Gold(I love this stuff).I then stitched lace and ribbon around the outside edge.
The inside is filled with beads,shinny baubles, trinkets, stick pins , more roses and even some butterflies, so who says "You can't take it with you" !!!!
Everything has come from my stash so I'm popping over to
Pixies crafty workshop: Use your snippets #47
Also the following challenges:
Craft your Passion: Scraps.
Make it Monday: Papercrafts.
Oldie But a Goodie: Anything but Christmas.
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything but a card.
Anthing but a Card: A stitch in time.