Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunday Stamper!

Well, had a most glorious day today and did Hel's challenge on the Sunday Stamper on Sunday. The theme is die cuts and I was longing to use Tim's new die and stamp set bought from one of my most fav. shops in all the world, The Stamp Attic.
I have made a sewing set:

011sewing set

The button tin was an old sweetie tin I thought I should save, covered in pink papers and stamped in aged mahogany distress with one of Tim's stamps and one from paperartsy.
009button tin

The rim was edged in some matching trim I had in the craft room and I protected the surface of the tin with glossy multi medium. Here is a side view.

010button tin

The needle case was some of Tim's lovely paper overstamped in aged mahogany and a grunge board die cut of a spool coloured with mahogany acrylic dabber.

008needle case

The inside has needles already in situ on pink felt pages.
006needle case

The scissor holder was the most work. I die cut the dress form from grunge board and then balsa wood, glued them together and then coloured with mahogany acrylic and set it into a piece of wood similarly coloured. Then I die cut it again from Tim's paper and cut out the bodice. The arms are stamped from a doll set I have had so many years and I do not remember the maker, jointed with tiny brads. Then I die cut the bird cage and glued it on as a skirt. Added ideology bits and some words and little roses.

005scissor holder

The sash is tied and holds the scissors at the back. If I make this again I have thoughts of the scissor handle becoming a ruff for an Elizabethan lady. Here is the back view showing how the scissors fit in the sash, it is quite stable because I layered up the die cut with balsa and grunge.

004scissor holder

I really enjoyed making this, only one thing would have made it better - a vagabond machine. Must be good, it is a want, not a need, and my dear old cuttlebug worked. Still, I do covet!


  1. Love this very very clever nd just gorgeous all around.


  2. Thanks Barbara for your comments am preferring the gin myself ( and the chocolate ) lol

  3. Hi
    At the moment I can't see your images. I will pop back, but just to say thanks for the poem; it is very, very thought-provoking!
    Sue xx

  4. Clever use of the TH die and stamps!
    Loving all your pink creations, esp the lil button tin :)
    Jan x

  5. Hi Barb,
    Just to let you know that I got your lovely comments on my blog (I have my comment set up with Blog ownwer approval before they show up)
    Those gorgeous lace wings that you asked about, I bought on ebay a while back, but have just got round to distressing them and parting with them!! ;)
    Oh, and I'm so glad that I inspired you to do a matchbox, But be warned Barb, you will be at MBSA (match box swappers anonymous) with me before long, 'cos they are soooo addictive LOL!!
    Jan x

  6. WOW Barb, these are all divine but the scissors holder is just PERFECT!! Love it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

  7. Great piece - love all the stamping and elements especially the scissor holder!

  8. Wow, Barb, this is all fantastic work and yes please blog your garden full of jewellery. I'd love to see it!
    Sue xx

  9. Just going to put you on my sidebar so I don't miss a thing!