Thursday, 20 September 2012

It's the light side today....

Hi you all, hope you are all well, fit and  being creative. I didn't get too much finished yesterday, although I started several projects. I was given a set of shelves and a little chest of drawers by a neighbour, who doesn't need them any more, and they have helped to get some order in my creative chaos. First I had to clean the furniture, then make room for it, and then put all the things into it. I craft in my kitchen, so there is usually no space for anything else. But now I have managed to put all the crafty things down one side, leaving one side as a 'normal' kitchen. Even my table is visible just now, oh wonder!

I have altered another of my biscuit boxes as a little present for a friend, and it is really a contrast programme to yesterday. My friend has a kitchen in white and blue, so this was made to match it. I am hoping very much that these fancy biscuit boxes will be back for Xmas, as I now don't have any more to alter! Anyway, I gave it two coats of white before adding the flowers, which are water decals. I gave it two coats of clear varnish to protect it. I didn't even give it a crackle glaze, as I know that the recipient will like it better without! Tastes are different.... I will fill it with some nice biscuits before I hand it over!





I will be back tomorrow with the latest news from Cissie, Jason & Co. Have a good day, take care, and thanks for dropping in!

26 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, I can see why you want to make more. It will look beautiful in a blue and white kitchen. Can't wait to catch up with Cissie and Co tomorrow! x

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  2. Very pretty Valerie, this will make a lovely gift. Enjoy your neat and tidy workspace, mine is starting to get messy already! xx

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  3. What a contrast to yesterday - but a very pretty piece, and good that you make things to please the recipient! Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. A beautiful piece of altering Valerie and it looks like you get much nicer boxes over there as my saves are just Foxes biscuit tins (about as fancy as we get!)
    Have a good day yourself.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  5. What a lovely box - love the blue and white. I wouldn't know where to obtain water decals here (US) although I know what you mean. Nice to have order (even for a moment) in your crafty kitchen. Have fun today. hugs, Donna

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  6. This is beautiful Valerie and what a lovely gift for your friend.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. This is beautiful Valerie and what a lovely gift for your friend.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. This is gorgeous Valerie! Your friend will be so happy to receive it. The blue decal looks gorgeous! So glad you have some new space to tuck things away in.

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  9. Oh I love the altered biscuit box Valerie... the blue and white is so fresh and pretty... what a gorgeous gift...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  10. Lovely as usual and what a wonderful gift!

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  11. It looks so pretty and fresh... and will be even nicer filled with biscuits :)

    Your friend is going to love it I'm sure.

    Karenx

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  12. Your trays are making lovely gifts Valerie. I've enjoyed seeing the different ways you've revamped them. x

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  13. Beautiful, what a contrast to yesterday and what a thoughtful lady you are:0) Your friend and the recipient of this super box is very lucky, :0) Gay x

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  14. these boxes make the neatest storage trays, I think! Great you got your kitchen organized!

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  15. You really are a busy bee, and I love the little tray you have made! Hugs, Barb

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  16. The pattern reminds me of some I have seen on fine china! Very pretty! Looking forward to tomorrow's post, too!

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  17. Val you accomplish so much in a day. Your area of the kitchen sounds like mine. We never eat on the dining room table only when guests come.....you get the idea.
    Love this biscuit box. I have seen those exact shapes over here in the dollar stores. The water decal reminds me of that blue and white china. Wonderful piece for your friend. Thanks for dropping by.
    Take care, Lesley

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  18. I love your 'light' side. This will be a fantastic gift.
    Yvonne x

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  19. Looks so pretty my crafty friend.

    Hugs~

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  20. Hi Valerie. Ooooo! I love this one as well. Blue and white is one of my favouites. Will look out for these boxes at Christmas. Such a great find tfs. Have a wonderful day.
    Regards Florence x

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  21. How wonderful & exciting... beautiful indeed! :]
    Is in so much fun, altering projects?
    Enjoy, my friend.
    Take care ~xx

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  22. Gorgeous Valerie! I love the blue and white together.
    Hugs xx

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  23. Gorgepous makeover Valerie the white and blue are such a gorgeous combination. Hope your tidy space ;asts longer than mine did !

    Marie

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  24. Gorgepous makeover Valerie the white and blue are such a gorgeous combination. Hope your tidy space ;asts longer than mine did !

    Marie

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  25. Gorgepous makeover Valerie the white and blue are such a gorgeous combination. Hope your tidy space ;asts longer than mine did !

    Marie

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