Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Maureen's Birthday


Some time ago I bought a small gold hinged box made by 7 Gypsies. It has been sat in a drawer along with a few matchboxes. Feeling very brave and with Maureen's birthday approaching, I decided to try the alohol inks (fed up practising on paper!) on the outside of the box.
I was quite pleased with my little self cos the colours turned out really nice! I drilled a small hole in the lid of the box and attached the tiny keyring with the silver key charms.
I thought long and hard about what to put inside. I know Maureen is a keen stitcher but wanted to do something different. After lining the inside of the box with red mulberry paper, I eventually decided to put in the things that most women treasure (the box wasn't big enough to hold a Ferrari!). A love letter, a diamond ring, a string of pearls and of course a favourite shoe!

8 comments:

artisbliss said...

This is just brilliant, Viv. I'll bet Maureen loves it.

Maureen said...

Maureen does love, thrilled to bits with it in fact!!!

Agnes the Red said...

This is a lovely piece of work Viv, very good choice of colour for the inner lining paper as it really makes the contents stand out.
BTW - thanks for adding me to your links....off to put you on mine now too!
Ange xxx

Genie said...

Great work, Lucky Maureen

Sian said...

I love it!

Jan said...

Maureen told me about this and how thrilled she was with it. Now I've seen it I can understand why. Lovely work.

Debbi Baker said...

This is just so sweet! Really lovely and I like the thoughts that went into it!

PBird said...

Its gorgeous! All these lucky people getting all your arty goodies! :)