Plaques Project

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I’ve been pretty busy this week being ‘crafty’…..making plaques/wall hangings.

Flower Pink Plaque - IMGP7656

My son had a school business project to do and being a typical teenager, he left it until the last-minute to start working on it. It appears that a few weeks back (it could be months back, knowing my son) he was given instructions to set up a company, put together a business plan, design, make or indeed outsource the making of a product that he then had to sell. He came up with the idea of making plaques as he’d done this before, last year, at a previous school. Unfortunately, he never got on with it and found himself swamped with work that actually goes towards his leaving cert results, which this particular business project doesn’t.

Anyway, he ‘outsourced’ the making of these plaques to you know who! So that’s what I’ve done this week. I won’t have time to sell them, so it looks like I’ll be sticking a few euro in an envelope for him to hand into school and then be giving the plaques away to friends and relatives. If nothing else, it’s been a great experience at doing something I’ve not tried before.

I’ll pop up the images of the finished plaques and as I do more I’ll try to remember to take some pics of the entire process, from beginning to end. I was so intent on getting some done, I forgot to do that. Ooops..sorry!

Hope you like them.

🙂

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Blue Butterfly Plaques
Blue Butterfly Plaques
Blue Flower Plaque - IMGP7683
Blue Flower Plaque - IMGP7682
Home Sweet Home Plaque
Home Sweet Home Plaque
Bird Nest Plaque - Close Up
Bird Nest Key Plaque
Flower Pink
Bird Key Plaque
Green Butterfly Plaque

One of a pair of plaques. 'His and Hers'

One of a pair of plaques. ‘His and Hers’

 

One of a pair of plaques. 'His and Hers'

One of a pair of plaques. ‘His and Hers’

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Wisteria Keepsake Box

Wisteria Keepsake Box - Front View

Wisteria Keepsake Box – Front View

Wisteria Keepsake Box

This little box has a special place in my heart. Wisteria Cottage is an imaginary place that I’ve written about in the past. This keepsake box was mentioned in one of those tales and I’m hoping to make more pieces from those stories over the coming months.

Why Wisteria Cottage? The flowering wisteria vine is my favourite flowering plant and I have two growing over an archway in my garden. My stories are/were set around a fictional cottage, so when creating the box, I used my favourite flower/plant.

The box is my first attempt at decorating a paper mache box. I prefer the inside to the outside and would like to redo the lid in particular. The purple crocheted flower on the inside of the lid is the first one I crocheted for a marriage blanket I’m making. This blanket also features in one of my stories. There’s a false bottom inside to place letters, cards and photo’s.

I’ve drawn inspiration for my crafts from past words that I’ve written. Hopefully I’ll continue to draw on this source to create and develop my little crafts and curios.

For anyone that’s interested, if you want a closer look at the detail, just click on the image and it should enlarge.

Warmest Regards

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Wisteria Keepsake Box (inside lid).

Wisteria Keepsake Box (inside lid).

Wisteria Keepsake Box (Inside)

Wisteria Keepsake Box (False Removable Base)

Wisteria Keepsake Box (Close-Up Of Front)

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