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Hi. I live in Spain with my great partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to my new grand daughter born july 2012. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson born Nov 2013 to my elder Son. I love the bones of these kids. Thanks. xxxx

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Set of Boxes

Good Morning All
I have had this set of boxes in my Christmas box for at least 7 years.


This is how they all nest inside each other and below shows the biggest and the smallest.  The big one is about 5" in diameter and the small one about 2".

There is about 10 boxes in the set and I have decorated three of them up to now and I intend to show you one every week as I do them.  I have to be careful what I do to them as the lids fit very snuggly so I cannot cover with anything too thick  like  material.





This is the first one I have done - Painted with cheap acrylic paint and decorated with bits from stash.
 I think these paints cost about2.50 euros in local shop.  I used them when I made my desk tidy HERE.



 just added odd bits - Homemade crochet butterfly, (available in my Etsy shop at top right of my blog) homemade sentiment, feather, flowers sent to me in some candy, buttons, ribbon.

CHALLENGES ---
Countryview Crafts -  Painty Pleasures
Lothian Crafts 31 - Use your dies
Winter Wonderland - No Stamping
Feeling Crafty Challenge 25 - Dies and/or punches
Crafting Musketeers 10 - Butterflies
 

I have done two others and will post them next week sometime.  I,m having to fly to UK tomorrow to look after Mum.  She had her hip replacement, finally at 4th attempt, last Wednesday and they are sending her home tomorrow.  Social services have messed up and have not got a place in a care home for her to convalesce, so as my other sisters work, I said I would go and stay with her for a while until she is able to be left on her own.  So I am checking that my photo file is upto date and I can post while I,m there. 
xxxxx
Wendy L

16 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy. Beautifully decorated box. Looking forward to seeing the rest.
    Have a safe flight and hope you find your mum is well. Will be in touch when you get back.
    Take care.
    Love Val x

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  2. What a fab idea Wendy I've got some nesting boxes somewhere I want to dig them out and decorate them now!!
    Beautiful decoration too
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  3. Hi Wendy, wonderful project, first one looks great, looking forward to the rest. Hope your mum progresses well bet she is looking forward to having you home.

    Wilma x x x

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  4. You have turned a plain box into a gorgeous one Wendy, beautiful and cant wait to see the others..Hugs Lozzy xx hope mum feeling better after her op and sending best wishes

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  5. You have decorated this box so beautifully Wendy. I love all your pretty embellishments.
    I am pleased you mum has finally had her op but sorry to hear that social services have messed up. Wishing you a safe journey, make sure you pack your wellies!!
    Sue xx

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  6. You've decorated this really lovely but I'm not sure it fits the theme at Lothian Crafts which is 'Love'.

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  7. wow how very clever wendy ... you are certainly an inspiration ... hope you have a great week ... thank you for popping by my blog ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  8. lovely decorated first box wendy, love your embellishments.
    safe journey to UK, hope your Mum is ok.
    pam

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  9. Hi Wendy. Love the first decorated box, so pretty. Hope you have a safe journey and that your Mum is getting on well. Take care.

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  10. WOW! Wendy, this looks fabulous, can't wait to see what you do with the others.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Beautifully decorated tin makes such a beautiful gift.
    Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland 'No Stamping' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  12. Beautiful box Wendy ! Love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

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  13. Wendy what a beautiful box, beautifully decorated hun, many thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty this month, best of luck hun xxx

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  14. Beautiful , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xxx

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  15. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous boxes for Crafting Musketeers 'butterflies' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

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