Saturday, 22 January 2011

Love is...

I think this little Valentine's gift speaks for itself. I came up with it through my other idea (see previous post). I had seen the 'My Last Rolo' gift's on ebay which is a solid gold/silver Rolo in a presentation box and wanted to create something on a similar yet cheaper scale! The idea developed into this:

The outside reads: 'Love is...'
And it opens to reveal: '...saving my last Rolo just for you!'

The rolo is seated into gold satin fabric. Simply stunning!

The boxes were from ebay and the fabric was from my local craft shop. The font is the dotty font from Helen at the 'It's All Fiddle Fart' blog.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Love is...

With Christmas rapdily becoming a distant memory, my attentions have now turned to the next main event ....Valentines!!!

Following the success of my sweetie jars in the run up to Christmas, I wanted to create some equally amazing sweetie jars for Valentines.

One sweet synonymous with love is the Rolo with age old tradition of 'saving your last Rolo' for the one you love. Anyway, off the back of this I came up with is this;

On the lid it says 'Love is...' using the fab dotty font from Helen from the 'It's All Fiddle Fart' blog.

And on the side label I have printed '...saving ALL my last Rolo's just for you!'

The jar is filled with, you've guess it.... Rolo's and I'm surprised I am resisting the urge to eat them!

I will add asome gold ribbon and possibly a nice heart charm around the neck just to finish these off nicely.
And for once, this is all my own idea and not inspired by someone else! Yay me.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

My Baby's First Year

I have finally done it! I have finally got round to finishing the frame I started, showing my baby's first year in photos.

I picked the frame up quite cheap at a car boot sale some time after I had had my daughter, and started in earnest filling it up to the first 6 months. Then time just escaped me and I kept saying "I will finish that this weekend", but never actually got round to it.

In a bid to try and finalise a few things, today I sat and finished it off, bringing it right up to her first birthday. I am really pleased with it, and now can't stop looking at it and seeing how she has changed so much!