Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuffets and boxes...


Trying to finish last minute gift items this week....but struggling with lasting flu aftermath...

I have a thing with boxes...cache pots, anything that will be the receptacle for my finds and trinkets I deem important....

...made this box to give to my cousin Mary...




...love old scrim and muslin, just torn and tattered instead of ribbon for the closure...


...... a little acorn stamp for the symbol of rebirth and renewal, seems to be necessary for what I need to leave behind at the moment....


Found this appropriate passage to recall the meaning of the season.....



....a beautiful photo I downloaded from the Graphic Fairy and inserted into a tiny gold leafed frame from my stash....everything was then antiqued with gesso wash.....


Several years ago when I had Acorn Lane, the shop, jewellery tuffets were one of the most popular items which we sold.....



They were a unique alternative for holding special treasures or jewellery....


It was also a great way for me to use up all the left over scraps of material and trims remaining from larger soft goods, such as pillows or upholstered pieces that we sold.



....some vintage bling looks lovely with the softness of the ecru fabric.....vintage swiss dot curtains which I collected in earnest then and now.... love the look for projects.



Vintage buttons, and lace and crochet scraps to embellish the top of the tuffet.....


....more vintage bling.......







These sweet tuffets can also be made in a rectangular shape as well as in the round. They are interesting little frivolous necessities to give as gifts.......

......well, after laying in bed for most of the week, must attend to more pressing matters....

.....treats to bake, tree to trim and tuffets to finish.....
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16 comments:

  1. Just like you Nella, to go to the effort to do such a lovely post for all of us when you are not feeling well...I am sending up prayers and all good wishes that you will spring back to better than new so that you can enjoy this joyous season...now about the tuffets such a beautiful idea...and I love the name you gave them, too...and the box for your cousin...truly an amazing gift...fine art straight from the heart. I know she will love and cherish it.

    Jermaine

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  2. So beautiful Nella...
    Your creations always inspire soul searching, wanting one to reach within oneself to renew our faith.
    So pleased you are feeling better. Hope to see you soon.
    Susan x

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  3. We are channeling the same muse! Love your creations! Especially love the box on top! Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Nella, I have missed you so much. These are wonderful gifts! I love this faded white and gold look! It's been a while since you've posted and it's great to see you. Have a lovely day resting and creating! Anita

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  5. I hope you're feeling better. Even when you're down your creations are lovely. What a beautiful thoughtful gift.

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  6. I love your tuffets they are gorgeous!!

    Cindy

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  7. Oh Nella, just beautiful gifts. Sorry you are not feeling well. I am pushing snow around here in Maine. yvonne

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  8. wonderful treasures. Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season. yvonne

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  9. love the Virgin Mary,
    Hope all is well, Nella. yvonne

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  10. There is not a thing in your home surroundings that I don't love, I have taken notice of your smallest of details right down to the back drop of the beauty that stages your pieces in beauty and inviting comfort. Your Virgin Mary is ethereally beautiful, as your art is. I am excited to see the results in your spring class with pouring molds and the medium you plan for them. Love that we both have a common interest in Cartapesta paper-mâche.
    I am going to enjoy get tong to know you so much better here.

    See you soon.

    Fondly,

    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

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  11. I love the square cut rhinestones what a fun post. yvonne

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  12. Dear Nella, hope all is well, do you have another Blog?
    Be safe and healthy, yvonne

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  14. The Virgin is just so beautiful...

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