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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Travelling box pt 2

Hi Everyone,
Another post  that brings me ever near to the big 100 and the giveaway. That of course is rather dependant on me actually getting some craft done which hasn’t happened this week. Anyhoo, Lori now has the travelling box and as you saw from my last post I had a fair few goodies out of the box so I can now reveal my makes that went in to the box...

So here is the main photo (with my Daughters leg in as she helped(?) to pack the box and take the photos) I was really pleased to have used 7 different techniques/types of crafting (who knew I had such a broad repotoire!) I put in a couple of my felties and some jewellery that I’d made recently. The necklace was one I made to demonstrate at the jewellery party that I’d planned to give to the birthday girl but she didn’t really like purple and had the brown “coca cola” neckace I’d made to show that the brown beads were quite nice really! If it stays in the box and is there when the box gets back to me at Christmas, I’ll be quite happy to give it a home myself!

I’ve done a few close up photos so I can tell you more. I love making covers for note books and had every intention to do one last time around but didn’t get round to it. Originally the stitching was going to be a biscornu but when I went to sew up the squares, they weren’t square! Miscounting I hear you cry, but no I counted each side about a dozen times and it appears that in my stash I have a piece of aida where the aida blocks are not square. (frustrating) Anyway rather than do nothing with it I sewed it to the felt and made this little book cover which could be put on to another A6 notebook when that one is full.

This little Rhodes Butterfly pincushion is again another piece that fell victim to the dodgy Aida but ages ago, I made it into this sweet pincushion with a pretty floral and striped fabric on the back.

Ok this is a design you’ve all seen before but I do like making them, especially as it’s a lot quicker with my needle felting pen.
I got these lovely little wooden pieces from beads unlimited the detail is fab so I made the keyring and added the Pandora style beads for a bit of decoration to the key chain and made earrings in a similar style.
I’m really starting to get into decopatch and I had fun doing this little tealight holder, I’ve got a toadstool to do too but as my only crafting time seems to be at work it’s not the most portable thing really even though the glue dries fairly quickly.

The last thing I made is Cyril the snail. He was a last minute addition to the box and is another of my French knitting creations. I love the funky multi-coloured wool!

Phew! That’s the lot. Thanks for reading, commenting, encouraging and saying all the lovely things that you do. I really do appreciate it all. Love Kerry. xx


  1. Wow everything is so beautiful...I love the doll key ring so much..from my heart.
    Well done xxx

  2. Oh wow!!! *SUCH* gorgeous things Kerry! What a pain about that aida but well saved- the little pin cushion is gorgeous and that stitched notebook cover is brilliant. I love the decopatch, I've seen the kits / materials for it in hobbycraft, it looks fab! Cute feltie goodies and I think the necklace is lovely and would certainly choose it if it was still in the box when it gets to me! I've worn the set you made me for my birthday loads of times already! The snail is super cute and I love what you've done with the wooden pieces (great idea for the ones you sent me for my birthday, thank you!) and of course the russian doll is fabulous. Just catching up with all the blogs atm, lots to read! All fabulous as usual, lots of love xxx

  3. You really do make such lovely things!The notebook is brilliant! I love that idea. The butterfly cushion and the little doll are gorgeous! Your needle felting is so lovely.It's all brilliant, but the little snail! I love that!^_^Always enjoy stopping by to see your lovely makes.


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