Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mystery Box 2 Reveal

 Well heres the first few things I guess first I should tell you what they started as (eg what I used from the box)
fabric for the blind,clear plastic for the fish tank, the table and stool used plastic pipes from a construction set ( the ends of the pipes then made the planters) the top of the stool is a plastic that is designed as a non slip drawer liner.
 closer view of the table etc.
 the fish tank :) Im happy with this , I struggled so much trying to work with EZ water and no matter what I did It would always turn yellow lol so I have a lot of failed tanks sitting around. In the end I gave up and glued the fish I made from fimo to som sections of aquarium plant to give the impression of water.
 Hmmm now whats in this picture ...let me see crochet cotton ok thats obvious. you can just see a little tiger made from a chenille stick. the pram started as a plastic egg ( the kind you buy at easter to fill with treats and decorate) The toy carosel is made from a section of cork and some jewellry findings. The bean bag is made from the fabric ( I filled it with the micro beads you can get in some cushions, so it actually has tiny beans in it and has the feel of a bean bag. A pirate toy chest , made from half a plastic barrel ( from construction toys) and sections of filigree stampings for the handles ,lock etc.
 oh heres the little tiger.

 Then I decided to open a fancy dress hire shop! at the moment it has only limited stock he he but you get the idea. The parasol is made from lace and a paper umbrella . The kimono is blue fabric from the box. The fairy costume uses sections cut from the lace as decorations. The wig is ...a pop pom ...I pulled it apart to attempt to use the fibres for needle felting ! LOL it worked! Hair decorations on the wig are the prongs from plastic cocktail forks with beads. The black hat is a safty cone from the construction set with the point cut off.

 Oh and here comes the thing that I even impressed myself with HEHE .
 The handles of the coctail forks were used as decorative columns ,more filligree sections used on the "cast iron" section of the fire place. The planter is a black wooden flower bead. The coal scuttle is a golf tee section and some more of the pipe as used in table etc and some more of the filligee stamping. The broom was a light from the construcion set.

 and a little tea pot made from a glass bead and some findings.
these boxes are so much fun, at times frustrating ,but make you look at everything in a mini way :)

1 comment:

  1. OMG Wow you are brilliant!! I love seeing how differently we view things! The black flower.. LOL I nearly used the same plant ;-) Phew that was close! The fireplace is awesome! Everything is.. now I'll spend hours looking at everything (as we do LOL) Impressed!! xxxx