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