Saturday, 15 October 2011

Elsecar Craft Fair

Well, my hubby, Ian, has finally managed to recover from his 8 day migraine and is starting to get back to normal, thank god!

Its been a fab day today as I have been at Elsecar with my 'partners in crime' Sara & Joanne at another two day craft fair.

Sold lots of stuff, met some lovely people and was so busy chatting that I never even had the time to walk around to see all the other crafty items for sale.  But, we're back again tomorrow so I may get a few minutes to walk around.

We are doing a little make & take and have a prize draw so if you are in the area, bob to see us for a natter. Entry is free too!!!

Some of you may remember I decorated a little round box for the Blog Hop on the 2nd October - well, I had another play last night and made a couple more to match. Here they are all together.
This one is my favourite.  Its the smallest of the three nesting boxes, but the flower was so easy to make & looks so nice.

Its just a strip of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon which has been snipped at intervals of about 1" and then heat applied using a heat gun.  The heat makes the edges melt and curl (obviously you have to be careful when doing this - as soon as the melting starts to happen, you move along the length of ribbon).

Then when you have melted the edges of the full length of ribbon, punch a circle of card and cover it in sticky strip.  Starting at the outer edge of the circle, attach the ribbon onto the sticky strip and working in towards the centre of the circle, keep feeding the ribbon around. To finish off, I attached a Circle Ice brad and lightly inked the edges of the flower.  If you want more detailed instructions on how to make the flower, just drop me a line.

Here are the three boxes stacked.

I really like how these came out (and I'm hoping that they don't sell tomorrow at the craft fair - tee hee!).

Well, have to go, my hubby has my tea ready, so off to chill & get ready for tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jan, these are so gorgeous. Love the fab details. Hope you have a great day tommorrow.

    Donna x