Monday, 12 October 2015

Memories Box at Pickwell Farm

Saturday saw me teaching a memories box at Pickwell Farm and what a fabulous day we had. Eight lovely ladies attended and who worked so hard to create a book style box from scratch, they did so well with the measuring and construction that we actually finished a bit early. They were pleased as it gave them more time to shop for crafty goods.

This is my latest version of the box starting with the front when it is closed.


The inside with the secret box and a pouch for adding other memorabilia.


Inside again with the flaps of the secret box open to reveal the photos or treasures being stored inside it. I found some copies of old photos of some of the family but I will dedicate this box to my Mum and Dad and put bits in I have of theirs.


The outside showing front, back, sides and front flap. I used Tim Holtz dies and papers to provide the embellishing


Standing slightly open.




Now for some of the workshop photos.

Helena and Maggie.



The long table with Di and Becky this end.


 Denice, Pam and Di along the left side .....


... and this time you can see Val too.


Becky. Maggie, Helena and Jackie along the other side .....


... and a close up of Jackie totally involved in her papers and getting them the right size.


And Val too.


Di has got her book box made and is embellishing now.


Here are the finished projects with their names on. They each had a bag of the stamped images and diecuts I had used and they had choices to make regards the papers and other embellishments available in the workroom.







Wow aren't they amazingly different and reflect each of their individual styles. Well done everyone.

Update Di has just sent me a photo of hers now finished.


And somehow Helena's got missed off so here is that one too.


My thanks to Carolyn for the invitation and also to this fabulous group, Jackie, Helena, Maggie, Becky, Di, Pam, Denice and Val for such a great day.

My next workshop at this venue will be in January 2016 - yikes another new year.

Thanks for staying to the end.

hugs Brenda xxx




13 comments:

Joan Heath said...

What fabulous makes from the Ladies. Love your Memory Box, such a treasure for your family xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous boxes - so many wonderful great makes. And lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves x

Jane said...

Gorgeous memory boxes Brenda. You obviously had a really great time. Hugs xx

Becky said...

Had a lovely time thank you Brenda looking forward to the next one x

pearshapedcrafting said...

The ladies all look as though they are enjoying themselves and what fabulous results too! Really great project! Chrisx

Daniele said...

Loving these Brenda, great makes by all x

rachel said...

this looks fabulous - i adore the pictures from the workshop too! Happy busy ladies!!! Hugs rachel x

Anita Houston said...

Yay you!!! They all look so happy! LOVE your folio, love that pocket!!!

Anne Dwyer said...

Dear Brenda, The boxes look really lovely and I thought they would make great family present at Christmas - are you selling/making a instruction sheet at all?

Terry said...

Look at those busy ladies so enjoying there class! What wonderful boxes and of course the teacher's box is very inspiring! Love it! Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful box for special mementos - and how nicely each girl made it their own with different papers and decorations! Looks like everyone enjoyed your class Brenda! Julia xx

butterfly said...

Wow, Brenda - your book box is gorgeous - love the papers and vintage elements, and the lovely secret family treasures at the heart of it all. Looks like another fantastic class - all looking busy and happy and great results at the end of it.
Alison xx

A Pink said...

What a fabulous project - such a wonderful way to store all those memories- i love that yours is going to use yours for your mum , dad and family Brenda . Makes it that bit more special .
Looked like the ladies were enjoying every minute and all the finished boxes are lovley x