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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Village in a Box!

Hi there lovely bloggers!  Di Oliver, over at ~Tando Creative~ is one very clever bunny!  She has designed a gorgeous Village in a Box.  Its hexagonal, around 18cm wide and when you lift off the lid this little village appears...wonderful designing!  I had to have one to play with :-D  Here is my finished lid...




You have probably already spotted that I used fabric on this project.  All except the fence which I had to paint...(impossible to do with fabric).  There are a few beads in there too.  The centre button is covered with fabric too!  Here is the gorgeous little village...


The edges of the trees are fraying a bit but I like that.  Although pretty time consuming to do I have really enjoyed this project and can now imagine it done with paints, papers, whatever you choose to work with.  Its really worth the effort! 

For those who are interested in beautiful handmade lace & textiles here is a picture of the fabulous 7inch crocheted doily the box is sitting on.  I found it in a charity/thrift shop for 20p.  I know its our gain to be able to buy the stunning old pieces of work so cheaply but I do find it sad that no-one seems to want to keep what great-granny made don't you?  This doily is really fine work, lies flat and should be treasured as there is so much work in it.


Thank you for popping by my lovelies, HUGS xxx

16 comments:

Kaz said...

Wow Karen, that is really stunning and so worth all the effort you put it. I really love the tag on the top of the box too. Very clever. xxx

Eloise said...

What a beautiful box! I love the little houses. You are so clever.

Kath said...

A beautiful project, Karen. A bit like an etui when the side drops down. How clever to make it in fabric. I love what you have done.Di is one clever lady to invent it as well.

Kath said...

I also meant to say, I agree about the doily. Such a lot of work . What a shame people don't treasure these things.

Traceyr said...

FABULOUS!!!! Wow what a stunning piece of art. The fabric used to cover the houses is well chosen and the stitching detail on the windows and door beautiful.

Something to treasure for many years to come. I know you will look after the doily too, shame it found it's way into the Charity Shop.

:)

Cheryl said...

oh wow Karen Hun,this is fantastic oh just love love anything like this well you know that he he,fantastic work Hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

My name is Cindy said...

This is so cool! Such a great idea.

Angelnorth said...

Great prject Karen, lots of lovely textural detail from the fabrics! The doily is lovly - better to find its way to a charity shop than end up in landfill if there was nobody in a family to give it a home!

Kathy said...

It's fab, Karen - especially all those gorgeous flowers on the top!

Paddy said...

What a brilliant project!! Well done Karen, and I also agree about the crochet mat! xxx

Dawn said...

Oh I love this so much hun. Such a clever girl ;0) Dxx

Di said...

This is just stunning Karen, I am sooooo looking forward to seeing this IRL xxxx

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tracy said...

WOW!!! how gorgous is that!
did you make those lovely little flowers on the top?
i feel the same when i see things like the doily in charity shops karen. maybe one day the stuff we make will end up there too :(

Paula Gale said...

OMG Karen - this is so different and something really special. She must have felt such a feeling of achievement when she finished - certainly something to be proud of and to cherish.

Hugs

Paula x x x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW!! I am in LOVE with this village. Of course, I LOVE fabric, so this is an assemblage to die for!!