Friday, January 22, 2016

It's Friday, why not join me sharing a crafty oldie?

Good morning and how are you today?
It's still dark just now so I can't give you a weather forecast although it is set to rain for most of the day if the TV forecast is correct.  A perfect day to stay in the warm and craft!
I had a busy day yesterday cracking on with all my ironing and housework chores so I could get some of my card orders done today.  I have my parents arriving next week so I intend on having a bit of a tidy up over the weekend too.  It is always an incentive to tidy when you know "Mum" is coming!

Back to today and you know the drill by now.  I started share an oldie on a Friday to be able to revisit old crafty projects and hoped that you would enjoy it as much as I do.  I find it fascinating seeing everyone's crafty journey.
All I ask when you join me is to leave a wee comment below, that is purely to let me know you are joining in and so I can link to your blog too.  I will comment on all over the coming weekend.

Today I have something a little different for you.  This was part of a gift pack in 2010 for one of my eldest boys teachers new baby.

Inside the egg box.

I used papers from the Basic Grey range Archaic and the chipboard shapes and brads.  I added a bit of eyes...a small tag from SU marked "baby" a bit of ribbon and a charm marked "love".  
The egg box I wanted to keep as simple as possible and basically took the paper from the supermarket off and used as a template to cut the BG, to which I added a brad and chipboard.  Everything has been inked with Vintage photo distress ink from the Ranger pads.
I also bought a little hoody with dinosaurs on and a first book of Dinosaurs to match!
Inside the egg box I added 2 pair of first size socks and scratch mitts plus bigger dino socks to go with the hoody.

I love the egg box idea and have used it quite often for baby's first socks and scratch mitts.  
Another case of a little recycling.  Us crafters have been recycling long before it became trendy!

I had meant to post yesterday but took full advantage of being in housework and ironing mode, it doesn't happen often.  I did manage a quick photograph of the dog who decided to be right next to me whilst I was ironing in the front room.
I think in my next life I would like to come back as a wee dog in a nice home!

It's a dogs life.
She looks so peaceful whilst I was busy.

That's all from me today, talking of the dog she is raring to go out for her morning walk.  I'll be back later to check out your oldies, enjoy your Friday.  


Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous gift, love that it is themed and even the patterns on the socks match the theme too. I'm sure the teacher in question was thrilled with this - it's so original and thoughtful.
How peaceful your little dog looks, no doubt worn out from her long run along the beach that morning. I bet you'd have rather been doing the same instead of ironing :)

Lau W said...

Superb, an adorable oldie !
Ohhhh an so cuuuuuuuuute shot of your sweet baby !!!! ♥
Have a nice week-end, rain is here today pfff !

Cara said...

What a great gift, love the egg box idea. That looks like a very contented dog, obviously she is spolit rotten and quite rightly so.
Have a great weekend, Cara

Diane said...

What a clever idea Erika, your card is lovely. Your dog is too cute.

Hugs Diane

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous idea for a gift. great card too and I just love your photo of Holly, she looks warm and cosy, Kate x

Jo said...

That's a fabulous gift idea Erika, I imagine the recipients were thrilled to bits with it! Looks like your little dog has the same favourite spot on the sofa as my two! Have a lovely weekend.
hugs Jo x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi nice to meet you just became your latest follower thanks to Barb. Not been crafting cards long but may share something tomorrow.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Barb said...

What a wonderful present and gift for your son's teacher. I bet she was very impressed. You certainly are really full of good ideas. It's absolutely beautiful and the card to match.

Your little girl looks so sweet and peaceful sleeping under his red blanket. Our first dog Amber loved to be totally covered up but Maggy hated it. Barbxx

cotnob said...

This is a wonderful gift Erika, such a great idea.
Your little dog looks adorable, so peaceful.