I am so annoyed right now... my "T" key tried another flying lesson, and the hinge is broken completely now :( It's so difficult to type!
Still, I have finished a few projects this past week, including a box I made for my In-Laws letters (their story briefly told here on WOYWW #192). The box itself is made from left-over chipboard (which I have only just discovered that we Brits call "greyboard") apart from one piece of 12x12" I needed for the lid top. All the metalwork - hinges, latch, corners, etc were leftovers from when I made a suitcase project, the inside ripped-page detail was leftovers from a few recent projects, the ModPodge is still the pot of mixed leftovers I have been using, and even the paint I used for the outside edges is a pot left over from some miniature painting I had done. I bought a pad of 12x12" patterned papers for another project, but didn't use them in the end and thought this sheet of black with the white writing would be perfect. So, apart from the one greyboard sheet and the patterned paper... this is another project made from leftover snippets - perfect for an entry into Di's challenge "Crafty Snippets" over at Pixies Crafty Workshop.
(Just a quick word of warning - the girls over there are such a fun-loving bunch you'll soon be a member of their gang and addicted to Di's blog *lol*)
|The finished chest|
|All the metalware was already in my stash, lefover from previous projects|
|The inner is decorated with torn pages - I've so much of this left, it will probably appear in many more projects yet!|
|Left-over paint - messy, but cheap :)|
I should add that this was probably one of my quicker projects, taking me just one night to complete. I was going to add more to the finished chest - brads that look like screws, some cardboard decorative hinges detailed with silver embossing powder... but in the end, I liked it just as it stands :)
The bottom of the box has felt-covered brads as 'feet' to protect any surface it stands on... these were leftovers too :) though it took a lot of rummaging to find four matching ones.