Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Art swap fun - Big Cat style

A big thanks firstly must go to Big cat for organising this lovely swap...Secondly to my mum for helping me get the idea out of my head and into fruition. Apologise for posting a day early but will be extremely busy tomorrow and then going out to dinner late!! Apart from that here it is...(for those who don't understand it is a mail holder to put important pieces of paper like invites , flyer and other family stuff that can clog your desk.) Oh and our theme was on "in the woods".

This is it in use...

without paper

one end close up

other end close up

I used iron on tshirt transfer to do the tree trunks onto a canvas material stapled around a piece of pine. Sporatically there are pouches for the mail to slide into. Then I glued the green tree on the end. Was actually not too difficult. And no sewing needed!! Right up my alley. Oh and I got my hubby to put the hanger on the back because that's a mans job!! LOL

Hope you will not only like this curly pops but will get lots of use out of it. Hope it matches your kitchen??? Please forgive the amateur attempts. Squint so that you don't see the imperfections LOL.


BigCat said...

Oh, that is so, so cool. Curlypops is going to love it. What a clever idea. I can't wait to see what she says.

Thanks so much for joining in the fun.

Tessa said...

What an adorable creation! I am amazed by the idea's everyone came up with! It is very cute and functional at the same time! Wonderful really!

Happy Trails!

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow, that is just so cool! It's art that also serves a function...I can't wait to receive it in the mail....yippee....thanks so much. Such a great thing to think outside the square.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your mail holder - fits the theme perfectly! It is very creative - yet also practical - a winning combination. Lucky Curlypops!!

Shellbells said...

Thanks for your praises guys...Lets do another swap soon. You'll have to join us this time Lisa