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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Baby Vintage (look) box


Hello, Well It's finally finished, and I am happy with it. I tried all sorts before I came to this finished product. My cousin (Helen) had her first child last week A little boy who they have named Leo William. oh and what a beautiful boy he is. They didn't know the sex as they decided to have a surprise. I was going to go all pink if it was a girl, but as he's a boy I really didn't want to do blue it just didn't look right and I wanted a Victorian vintage shabby kind of feel with out it looking tacky (I know) that's why it took months to do!


Here's the outside, this was one of those bare pine boxes I used gesso to cover it all (a couple of coats) then I used Laura Ashley paint 'Creamware' isn't it lovely Added some wonderful brade trim some stamps and clear embossed them. My gold pen to colour the hinges and fastening. On the top I used some vintage lace and a Victorian photo of a baby boy and also edged it with some pearl & ribbon trim to frame the photo, it just looked too bare on it's own.


Finally in side I used some wonderful paper so lovely from Graphic 45 I love the sheets I bought (defo have the strokeability factor ha ha) Know I just need to think what to put in side. ( a voucher for the baby at least) but I wanted to put some baby things in of a vintage nature like an old nappy pin with blue enamel top (for a boy) any other suggestions I am really struggling here HELP! as I really want to get this off in the post by the end of next week. I really hope you like my baby box. Have a lovely Tuesday. Love Dawn xx 

7 comments:

Wipso said...

Really love your baby box. What a special gift that has made.
A x

Heirloom Gypsy said...

Hi Dawn!
This box is really beautiful - just love it! Hmm...what else to put inside? That's a hard one. Maybe a silver baby spoon - vintage.
Blessings,
Sabre'

Heirloom Gypsy said...

Hi Dawn!
This box is really beautiful - just love it! Hmm...what else to put inside? That's a hard one. Maybe a silver baby spoon - vintage.
Blessings,
Sabre'

Chris said...

Gorgeous!!!
Hugs, Chris

Michele said...

so pretty!

Tracey said...

This is just perfect Dawn, well worth all your hard work, I love the soft colours and vintage style, suggestions for little things inside - tiny vintage photo frame, one of those little silver boxes for first lost tooth, how about tiny little baby brush or mini book for those precious first photos - hope that helps a little - good luck xxx

~*~Patty S said...

absolutely charming and oh so precious!

oxo

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