Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Just For Fun Guest Designer


I was thrilled to be asked to be the October JUST FOR FUN guest designer, I've never been a guest designer before so I'm feeling very pleased with myself.
The theme this week is to recycle things from the bedroom/sewing box so I went straight to the bottom of my wardrobe where I keep charity shop frames waiting to be used, then I took some things from my sewing box and found some bits of material and this is what I came up with.
This is a side view.
This is what I started with.

I painted the frames with a pale blue emulsion paint then I attached the small trays[not sure where I got them from] to the inside of the box frame. I stamped images onto the sides of the frame with a mixture of Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps, Inkadinkado and Darcies stamps. I stamped some images onto white card using the Stampers Anonymous Haberdashery stamp set, coloured them with Distress ink, then cut them out and stuck them inside the frame. I attached some lace to the front edge of the frame and then added an Alterations dress form. I then started to add all the bits and bobs from my sewing box. I rolled up strips of materials and put them in the box to look like materials in a shop, some of the material was draped over the dress form with beaded ribbon around the waist. I filled a couple of small glass bottles with beads and buttons, there's a couple of toggles that came of some clothing years ago. I put my thimble in as it's been in my sewing box for years, it's never used because I just can't get on with thimbles. The large rose is of a cheap Primark bracelet that I bought last year. I found an empty bottle of my favorite perfume and put that in standing on top of a cotton reel that I've wrapped ribbon round. I added some charms and buttons, the orange button peeping out from behind the material at the bottom is of an orange trouser suit that I had when I was 17, no I'm not going to tell you how many years ago that was. The only things that I got out and forgot to put on was some safety pins and a needle threader.

Why not visit the Just For Fun challenge blog to see the fabulous pieces that Zoe, Neet and Von have made.

14 comments:

  1. Hazel, your piece is so amazing, full of lovely details!

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  2. Thank you for being Neets guest at JFF for this month Hazel with this fabulous creation :)
    Have a good day
    Von xxx

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  3. Hazel thank you very much for joining us as Guest Designer this week at Just for Fun, we are thrilled that you were able to. Your project is fabulous charity shop frames are just so useful and what else can you keep in a wardrobe LOL. Thank you XOXO Zoe

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  4. Hazel, you are one talented woman...this piece is absolutely fantastic. I love the rolled fabrics! WOW !! Brava !!

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  5. Yay! Congrats on your role! This is fantastic!

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  6. OMG Hazel! This is stunning! I love all the bits and pieces you've used in this! Maria x

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  7. Wow Hazel, yet another stunning creation. You are so talented. I love how you have stamped on the outside of the box, in fact I love everything about it. Julia xxxxxx

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  8. It's absolutely gorgeous Hazel! Congrats on your GD spot too! xxx

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  9. Hi Hazel. Fantastic piece. Lots of lovely detail to look at. Beautifully made.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. This is an absolute dream, Hazel! Would love you to bring it to show me when you next come,

    Lucy x

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  11. Wonderful piece with so much to look at, it's brilliant Hazel, Gay xxx

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  12. Hazel I adore this creation it has so much interest and you have put a lot of work into it. so lovely to see you as GDT. Hugs Sandra XX

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  13. Hazel belated congratulations on being guest designer on one of my favorite challenge sites ! Love your work and this is no exception beautiful details and so beautifully crafted.

    marie

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