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Monday, September 1, 2014

My Altered Cotton Reel....

Here we all are,winging our way in to September...all thinking of christmas because we suddenly realise it's not that far away,lol...
Over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit their September challenge has been launched. They have a Guest Designer there for September...Arnoldo L Romero....he has made a lovely set of Prayer drawers, so do pop over for a look, also take a look at the rest of the design teams creations...fabulous work.
There's also a fab prize up for grabs too, well worth entering the challenge for.
You can find the blog here.....Rhedd's Creative Spirit

So as part of said team...this is my make.....


The actual cotton reel belonged to my mother, I remember when I was younger seeing large cotton reels in her sewing box...this one stands at 5cms tall....the colour/patina on the wood is gorgeous,which is why I never painted it. At a guess the cotton reel must be well over 30yrs old.



I added lace and pearl trimmed applique to the reel, then added the gardenias. For the top section I adhered some reindeer moss and the paper flowers that I made using a Tim Holt die. Then I added the Angel and all the other trimmings. The finished piece stands 15cms tall.
I am so pleased with the way this turned out....and I am keeping it for myself, much to my daughter's disappointment,lol.
I'm entering my Altered Cotton Reel in to the challenge at Altered Eclectic



9 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a stunner this is Sandie...love it to bits. made a fairyland recently and I love your little child image. Here is my project if you would like to see it :
DIY fairyland

Beccalite said...

I just adore this Sandie, it is so beautiful as all your creations are. This is such a clever idea to use the spool, just stunning.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Beccalite said...

I just adore this Sandie, it is so beautiful as all your creations are. This is such a clever idea to use the spool, just stunning.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Sammy said...

It's soooooo lovely! It seems almost impossible to find nice cotton reels these days, especially not as lovely as this one. x

Moira Gray said...

Just lovely, so pretty and feminine.

Moira xx

Carol said...

Love, love, love the old wood all seem to made of a different wood these days :( gorgeous make :)

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

OMG OMG OMG this is gorgeous sweetie... love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

Analia Cristina said...

Hi Sandie,this is a fantastic work,the angel is very sweet!!!

May said...

STUNNING piece Sandie, I adore it all... the attention to detail is outstanding...Thank you for joining us a Altered Eclectics...Hugs May x x