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.
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.