Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Tea Bag Gift Boxes

Hi Everyone,

Not an awful lot going on crafty-wise around here just lately, but I did have fun making these little Christmas gifts for my creative lovelies at KHC just before Christmas ...

I pinched the idea from this YT tutorial and just added a belly band and my own embellishments, then filled each box with a few fancy teabags. A great way to use up some of my stash of pretty ribbon and patterned papers to create an inexpensive but pretty present for my friends. I think these would make great wedding favours too.

Here's a slightly clearer photo ...

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

WOYWW #339

Hi Everyone,

It's another beautiful crisp but sunshiney day here and I find it hard to believe that the "C" word is just around the corner. As usual, I haven't bought a single present or made any cards yet - but I will get most of my shopping done online this week and hopefully the pressure of looming last-posting dates will get me motivated on the card-making front. Or it won't, and I'll admit defeat and do a panic run to the local charity shop to see what they have left like I did last year!!

Meanwhile, it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday again, so it's time to link up over at Julia's Stamping Ground and share our crafty spaces with the world!

I have managed to catch up on some long overdue Pocket Letters whenever I've had time to play in my room over the last few weeks. The shambles you see below is the aftermath of a mammoth session, where I had finished two PLs and you can see a third one just emerging from the chaos ...

... and I haven't bothered to tidy up, because I have just two left to finish and I will have done all twelve on my swap list, so I want to make those before I put it all away. The one you can see in the pic is for Sally, who didn't give any colour preferences I know likes baby stuff and hates ribbon! So I went for a kind of dolly mixtures colour scheme and chucked in lots of baby-themed goodies I happened to have stashed away.

Pocket Letters are a fab way to share your stash - as well as finding a good home for surplus goodies, it's really fun to receive happy mail in return. Here's the PL which Sally sent me back in June - totally gorgeous, with lots of handcrafted details and full of vintage-style goodies she knew I would love ...

Well, I'm off to grab a couple of hours in my playroom and finish those last two letters - see you later over at Julia's!

Thanks for stopping by :o)

Annie xxx