Wednesday, September 16, 2009

QKD!!! "Be My Creation" kit!!

Hello!!!! If you've bounced here from the Amazing Alex then you are on the right hop!!!

I will admit...when we first received our color assignment this week I really had to THINK!! Cranberry, Bright Yellow, Brown, Green....or basic variations of those. Not so much my 'go to' palette! of the MANY perks to being on a DT is being issued challenges that you would normally never challenge yourself with!!

So...I pulled out the colors....and I sat...and sat...and sat...and just looked at them. A card was not calling me...but an alterable DVD tin most CERTAINLY was!!! I've been wanting to use this for a while. It came in a pile of things that a friend gave me a long time ago and it's just been kickin' around in my "alterables" basket waiting to be chosen for just the right project.

Finally!!! Here was it's chance to shine!!!

I decided to create a portable sewing/crafter's kit out of it!! It can easily be used as simply a travel sewing kit. But....for those of us in the 'biz' ;) or in the "craft" as I should would be a handy little number to bring to a couple hour crop or a small workshop. It's obviously not so convenient to bring a sewing machine to things like that and not necessary to bring spools and spools of ribbon when usually only a few yards will do! So...this is what I came up with!!!

Contents of kit: Left Side:

  • Misc lengths of ribbon easily intertwined and bowed into the green mesh which is attached with a velcro dot for easy removal
  • different types of stick pins in baby strawberry pin cushion(both for decoration and/or function)
  • pack of bandaids (for the inevitably stuck finger!)

Right Side:

  • Safety pins, buttons, sewing needles - in a small reusable plastic sleeve (adhered with a velcro dot for easy removal)
  • Needle threader - (also adhered with a velcro dot for easy removal)
  • Cranberry thread is glued down in a few spots to create "slots" for a measuring tape, travel scissors and sewing thread)
  • Butterflies....purely there for inspiration ;)

Cardstock & Designer Paper (just about every piece of either cardstock or DP is corner rounded):
  • SU! Cranberry Crisp - heavily distressed and stitched
  • PTI - New Leaf Green - crumpled up, covered in Dazzle Versamark and heat embossed
  • Basic Grey - "Boxer" in Vintage Tee, Fedora and Corduroy
  • Fancy Papers - "Simplicity"
  • SU! Summer Sun - covered in Dazzle Versamark and heat embossed - inside left cover
  • SU! Creamy Caramel
Stamp: QKD Dress Form - stamped and heat set. Colored in with Copics and then again with Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ink: Colorbox Craft Ink - Brown
  • Measuring tape ribbon - Misc brand from Michael's
  • Skirt - fabric I had in my stash - top was stitched to bring in the waist to match the dress form stamp - added with 3-D glue dots

  • Yellow ribbon with white ticking - ACM house brand - added to skirt with a dab of hot glue and added to lower outer edge with 'red liner' tape.
  • Buttons from Colorful Creations store in Hyannis MA
  • Hemp Twine - Michael's
  • Brown ribbon with white polka dots - Michael's
  • Cranberry grosgrain ribbon - JoAnn Fabrics
  • Green Circular Netting - came in this month's "Findings Kit"!!! It's SOOOOOOO cool!! You MUST pick one up!!!
  • Velcro dots - JoAnn Fabrics
  • Tiny Strawberry - Snipped off of a larger pin cushion so you can carry a few pins with you
I truly hope you enjoyed my creation today!!! Keep hopping along to the next blog!!!


Happy Crafting!! Onto the Lovely Linda!!! I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!!!



2amscrapper said...

WOWZA!!!! So clever! Perfectly executed idea!

Nancyroo said...

wow! awesome project!

Tina said...

What a fun idea!

Alexandra Lundgren said...

This is AMAZING! I am going to mail you everything in my waiting to be altered box! Wonderful!

Anita said...

OMG Meredith, this is so amazing and what a great idea.

Lara said...

OMG, this is just beautiful!! I absolutely love it, you are so stinking creative!

Maigan Lynn said...

PRETTY!!!! I just want to touch the skirt on the manequin! The textures are so comforting!

linnes said...

Great project Meredith, such a great job!

Anonymous said...

Holy smokes!! You were certainly inspired to create a wonderful project!! Love all the elements you added!

Juliet Diley said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is to die for!!! I'd love to have it in my purse! LOL!

Kaytee said...

Wow that is beautiful!!!! Love that skirt!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your altered tin!! How creative and fun!!

kellyjean said...

OM, Merideth! This is one of the most amazing things I've seen. Really! WHat a fun project you made!!!

Maria said...

This is amazing!! Wonderful job you did fantastic with the colors!!!

Unknown said...

how FUN is this, love all your fabby details. I can tell that you had so much FUN doing this! Love you babe.....