Sunday, 1 July 2012

Let's Get Shabby

Although I am grungy girl at heart I do have a rather shabby side, and when I saw it was the 'Let's Get Shabby' challenge blogs 3rd Birthday I knew it was time to finish a certain project that I had started over a year ago and had sat waiting for inspiration to strike and finish it off.
The theme was to take one of the previous challenges:
I picked Sewing Box Challenge (Oct 10)
Using items from your sewing box
Must see at least 3 sewing box treasures in your creation and one of them must be pins
The piece was already painted and crackled with Fresco vintage lace paint, and I had used some of the TH sewing pattern paper to back the recesses, and a little TH diecut bunting.
I found an old dolls house singer machine at the local charity shop which started off the sewing theme. But that's where I had stopped.
So to finish it off I raided my sewing box and slowly found elements to fill up the rest of the spaces, The top spools were made from the mini TH die then inked and wrapped with cotton. I still had 3 very blank spaces at the bottom, and then I had a light bulb moment and decided to make draws, that way it could house sewing ephemera.
The draws were made with kraft card and then fronted with mountboard, I then stamped using some of the TH mini stamps, and edged with some rose trim.
The last touch was one of the WV blossom bucket embellishments and the piece was finished.

I'm really pleased to have finished this project, it sat unloved for so long, now it will be treasured for sure. Thanks LGS for the push I needed to finish it.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥


Anonymous said...

That is adorable! I want one...even in pink, lol.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Ooooo this is awesome!!! I love your really clever drawers - might have to borrow that idea :D
J xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this and the drawers were an inspired idea! xx

Anonymous said...

Very, very beautiful, I love it.

happyDiane said...

CLEVER!!! <3 this and will have to try and make one!!

Myra said...

I love it! Just adorable!!

Redanne said...

A brilliant project Minxy, love the sewing machine table - very clever use of drawers too. I have one of these houses and never quite knew what I was going to make so thank you for the inspiration! A x

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Minxy but a bit spooky as you will see when I blog for Snazzys in July, lol! The sewing machine is brilliant and a replica of one my Grandma had when I was little. Love the drawer idea too. So glad you decided to finish this piece so we got to see it.

Lesley Xx

Belinda Basson said...

I love the fact that you made the drawers. Amazing how different Tim's stamps look in shades of pink! I almost did not recognise them! LOL! Well done on going back to and finishing this. You rocked it!

Shazza said...

tis fabulous hunny x

Sandra Botham said...

Wow this is awesome, love it. Really cleverly done. Very gentle yet striking. X

505whimsygirl said...

Hey Minxy,

I honestly think that shabby and grunge make a good pair! What a great job on the shadowbox. I just love it!!

I'm blog hopping this lazy Sunday morning. Trying to catch up as I've been MIA for a bit.


craftytrog said...

It's a stunning piece of shabby art Nicky! Those drawers are so clever! xxx

tracy said...

WOW its just stunning Nicky i love it xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

I love this!

JansArtyJunk said...

This is the bunting, the drawers are amazing..and how sweet is the little sewing machine!! Thanks for playing along with us at Lets Get Shabby :)

Lynn Stevens said...

oh this is darling Minxy! Bravo!!!
hugs Lynn

glorygirl said...

Amazing project!!! Love how you used the sewing box elements!!

mandysea said...

this is just stunning. You created quite the little sewing box scenario there!
thanks for playing along with Shabby!

Christiane Courtin-Mangez said...

Waouhhhh, wonderful, stunning, this sewing box is so sweet !!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

Julie said...

This is sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.