Monday, March 28, 2011

What I worked on this weekend...

Since it was my birthday weekend, I decided that I would avoid work and chores and devote oodles of time to crafting. That began with shopping, of course. I visited 2 brick and mortar craft stores and more than a few online retailers. I didn't get into too much trouble, especially since I was fortunate to get a bunch of Amazon gift cards, but I did do some damage. I didn't take a picture off what all I bought yet because I immediately began working on this:


Yes, it's an Easter basket. How retro, right?

What's special about it?

When you open it up...

It's an exploding box!

I purchased the pattern from Kathy at Paper Phenomenon, and love it! See Kathy's gorgeous one here. I definitely have more work to do as I could not find a bunny or a chick to decorate the top with anywhere! (I didn't try particularly hard, just at a dollar store and a grocery store, but I didn't expect it to be quite so difficult). Also, I haven't made any tags or dolled up the pages, let alone thought of photos. The designed wrote the pattern and offered a kit (which sold out, unfortunately) for a Ustream class sometime next month. Once I figured out what I was doing with the pages, it was a breeze. Thus, I may make another basket during her class, once I finish this one, of course. It also could definitely be made with envelopes, so I may try to figure out that rendition out on my own.

Stay tuned...



  1. wow thats so talented. i love the fact is a suprise. what a great idea

  2. WOW, this is fabulous!!! So much work you already put into this and well worth the effort, I love it.

  3. Very Nice:)

    I found you through momo and now I am a follower:)
    Hope you stop by my blog sometime too:)

  4. Super cute!! Momo sent me! Come by my blog, I have an award for you!

  5. Thats so cute!! I Love Kathy isn't she wonderful??