Altered Items

Well Hello! has it really been only two weeks? feels both longer – lots happened – and shorter – where did the time go? I know from talking with my other pals they all feel the same. Long winter means that we are all rushing like made to straighten our gardens ready for some much needed warm summer days…Come on summer, need you now!!!

Okay – the Challenge for That Craft Place….Altered item…hmmmm this one had me thinking, I dont actually do many altered items…(What do you do? I hear you shout!!!! I know right? I spend hours crafting and most of it is in class preparation…honest!)  I had spotted these slightly larger than normal cotton reel thingummy bobs…and that got the juices flowing a little…so this is what I came up with….

Started like this....
Started like this….

And in the wink of an eye they became this….(Actually took a teensy weensy bit longer than that but …hey ho!)

Altered Cotton Reels
Altered Cotton Reels

Here are a couple of close – ups…

image0245image0244image0246image0247image0248I do hope that you like them, I have used cotton reels, Vintage lace, seam binding, flowers, pearls, Memory Box die cuts, bits of dowling out of my dads workshop (shhhh! don’t tell him!!!!) and dolly forms – which are every where right now! I used some glossy accents to secure the dowling into the cotton reels and placed a small circle of card to cover the base for neatness. Remember, that you can make these in the wink of an eye (!!!!) and take part in the challenge of an Altered Item. The girls over at That Craft Place will be delighted to help you with all you need.  Good luck and please share your finished item with us……until next time, remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

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