Wednesday, 9 June 2010

What’s on My Desk Wednesday – A Poundland Shopping Basket …….

Poundland Shopper
This basket reminded me of when I was a little girl, I just couldn’t resist it, but when I looked closer and found that you could un-popper it, I was at the checkout before you could whistle!
 Poundland Shopping Basket
Then I got to thinking, I wonder what it would look like with ribbons threaded through  …..
Poundland Shopper 1 Bundle of ribbons
Talk about super fiddle farty, but once I got started I couldn’t stop, but, in the back of my mind was the thought that this could look really pants or it could turn out to be rather cute.
Threaded ribbon Poundland shopper Threading through Poundland Shopper Bag
I cut lengths of ribbon and threaded them through, gluing them on the runs with a very strong, tacky PVA glue which dries clear. The first section was the trickiest, trying to work out which way was best to weave the ribbon.
Close Up of Poundland Shopping Basket
I used a bit of extra ribbon to make the centre panels, and then glued on a few buttons, down the sides of the basket and on the woven area using a glue gun.
Picture 047Centre panel for Poundland Shopping Basket
How durable the basket will be remains to be seen … I don’t think it would withstand a heavy rainfall but  I intend to use it to carry my lunch and do nice dainty lady shopping!

Aghhh …. What Have I Done?

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While hopping yesterday I stumbled upon a blog that was using a covered button as an embellishment on a card.  Hmmmm, the cogs slowly turned round in my brain, as I remembered the box of badges I made using old embroidered table/tray clothes, when I first got my Bandai Super Badge-It Badge Maker from e-bay for 99p. I later acquired a smaller version for 10p, including badge blanks, from a local carboot sale because the lady couldn't face taking it back home again!

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Well, to cut a long story short, I thought I had nothng to lose if I opened a little esty shop – starting with these four badges, to test the water. Selling and mailing in dollars has confused me greatly, I have probably made a right pigs ear of it, but nothing ventured ......

I also thought that if I have time this weekend I would have a go at adding one to a card, taking the pin off, to see what I can come up with .... perhaps, for once, I can be on trend!!!