Friday, October 22, 2010

Things To Do With A Twiddleybitz Box...

So the postie recently delivered me a lovely Twiddleybitz Box. Only problem was it was the wrong one! Not naming anyone here!! LOL But never fear I thought of a great use for it!! My mum's birthday is coming up (well it's Sunday actually) and she loves all things sewing so....how about a beautiful decorative box to display on the shelf in her sewing room. I'm not really one for OTP projects to tell the truth, I prefer layouts, cards and ATCs, but it doesn't hurt to get outside your comfort zone now and then. And you know what...I loved making it and it came together really quickly with some sewing themed papers and embellies. I even Mod Podged on some torn pieces of actual sewing patterns. I gave the whole box a coat of Mod Podge too just to prolong the life of the papers and for ease of cleaning. So what do you think?...



...and here's a couple of close ups...

...aren't those chippie cotton spools so cool? All I did to achieve the aged metallic look was give them a coat of PVA Glue. I waited until it became quite tacky and then pressed some 'joss' paper (or it can be called funeral paper too I think...you get it from asian stores)all over it. It doesn't give complete coverage which is just what you want because then you apply some ink to a sponge applicator and rub it in. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap. Don't you just love the effect?...I wrapped some jute around them too...



...I gave the sewing machine chippie the same treatment as the cotton spools and couldn't help myself; I had to add 'Singer' using letter stickers. Well it is for my mum and she will appreciate that!! LOL I attached a couple of chippie dress forms to the back of the box too that I had covered in patterned paper as well as an assortment of flowers...



Thanks for visiting scrappers and don't forget to check out the shop. Ness has some fabulous Twiddleybitz pieces as well as heaps of other brilliant chipboard.

Have a great weekend.

Cheers
Belinda

8 comments:

Heather Jacob said...

wow !!! first time visiting the blog. outstanding stuff.. love all the work congratulations !! I'll be back thanks girls ..hugs from me x

ann said...

Wow your mum is going to love the little box. than ks for sharing the technique's you have used. xx

Jodi said...

Ness this is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! OMG Submit it!!!

Belinda said...

...ummmm....it's actually mine Jodi. LOL I gave it to mum for her birthday today so I probably shouldn't sub it!! LOL B-)

Moonie said...

Belinda you super duper clever chicky.. I looooove it so much... so perfectly feminine and I love everything about it. xx

Sandy Ang said...

It's a fab shadow box !

annette said...

wow Belinda awesome work ... love it
lov x:)

Kylie said...

that is just gorgeous!! your Mum will love it for sure but just in case she doesn't I will gladly take it off your hands :0)