Friday, 30 December 2011

Little Boxes Revisited

When I visited The Stampman Challenge Blog today to see what their new challenge would be I discovered that they are actually holding their 3rd Annual Awards.

The idea is that everyone shares their favourite project of 2011, and I’ve interpreted that as meaning favourite stamped project, so here I go with mine…………………

Back in June I was looking for ideas for a birthday present for a really special friend and while looking through some old copies of Craft Stamper I came across a five sided Etui with little drawers inside that had been designed by Alix Waterhouse.

It was definitely out of my comfort zone but at the time I was looking to try something a little more challenging than cards or scrapbook layouts and this little box seemed to fit the bill.

You can read my original post here.

Aha, but I didn’t stop there…..oh no.

I enjoyed making the first box so much that I decided to make two more for another couple of crafty friends who also had birthdays coming up.

Here’s the original post of the other two and there's more pictures too.

Now, I know this is all supposed to be about stamping but there is one more project that I worked on last year that under other circumstances would have most definitely been my No1 project............nine quilts and eleven cushions, all cross stitched for St. Clare Hospice.

Photos temporarily removed  - submission to The World of Cross Stitching

It was a real labour of love, if ever there was one!

Read the full story and see the rest of the photos here, including the presentation to the Hospice on what would have been my dad's 88th birthday.

Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite projects of 2011………….I wonder what projects next year will bring!


Annie said...

I really enjoyed you in reviewing your favs for 2011 Sue. I can see why they were the ones you fab.
A x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Sue, what amazing projects, your work is beautiful both papercraft and fabric, such talent you have there.
Thanks for sharing these with us for The Stamp Man Awards.
I hope you have a wonderful new years eve and I wish you and your family love, hope, health and peace for 2012.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

lisa said...

These boxes are fabulous, Sue. I remember seeing them the first time round but I've just had a re read and will definitely be having a go with them myself. I love box making and these take it to another level.
I also remember those stunning quilts, you are certainly one tlented lady.
I hope you had a great Christmas after your trials in Germany and I hope your friend continues to make a good recovery.
I wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year. Here's hoping it's a good one.
Hugs Lisax

Lisa said...

Well I can see why you chose the boxes, they're fabulous, such lovely attention to detail.

As for the quilts and cushions- well I have a secret passion for patchwork and quilting- not that I'm any good at it, but yours are just fabulous.

Thank you for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge, make sure you've grabbed the blinkie to be in the running for the prize!

Maggie said...

Fabulous boxes Sue what a lovely present, will have to go back through my craft stamper mags and take a look!!

Wow is all I can say about your quilts and cushions a fabulous achievement!