Monday, 31 January 2011


As you know I joined Felt Fairy's Monthly Make and set too with my new sewing machine only to meet with disaster and so had to rethink what I could make that did not invlove a machine.   I had purchased a template of a mini gift box from Pam who sells in Etsy as "fromthecraftroom" and decided that I need to get making some stock for this Springs Vintage and Home Made Fair in Northampton and so I set too with scissors and glue and made up some boxes.
After I had made them up I added a little bit of tissue to nestle the present in and then used vintage lace and old jewellery findings and fancy buttons to make them that bit more special.  Each box also has its own aged gift tag.
As we have now reached the 31st January I have just scrapped in for the January deadline...phew.
Talking about the Northampton Vintage and Home Made Fair there are those of you who know that in the past Ann of Vintage At The Corner House and myself have always arranged the fairs together.  Sadly this year I have decided to take a back seat as I feel that I need to divert some of my energy to other things with family and work commitments.  I am still going to be having a stall but I am going to leave all the hard work (and believe me it is hard work) to Ann and Mr Corner House.  Good luck to them both in their new venture together, they are looking to increase the amount of fairs they will be holding - they have four booked for this year already so put the dates in your diaries and I will see all the friends that I have made over the time I have been arranging them there.


  1. Wow! Debbie, those boxes are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing you at the next fair!

    If you have time, pop to my blog as I have put a linky tool that will have a link to everyone who is in the Make's blog!

  2. The boxes look lovely,great that they're all different Linda x

  3. Woweee they are stunning little works of art! Gorgeous makes!

  4. Hi Debbie
    Thanks for stopping by, I loved Brackley Antiques Cellar, Andy and I had a wonderful time walking around. Yours and Ann's stand was definitely the prettiest and I spotted it straight away. I have booked all four dates for Northampton, and I will do any others that Ann and Trevor organise as they are such lovely fairs, and everyone is so friendly. Looking forward to meeting you again. Love the boxes you have made.
    Jo xx

  5. Hi Deb,love your little boxes. How do you find the time ? I think they will be very popular at the fair. Ann x

  6. Those box's are really beautiful and so much detail in them is lovely. enjoy your week, dee x

  7. Love the boxes and looking forward to seeing you at the fair x


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