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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Altered Shortbread Cookie Tin

Hi Everyone!! Gosh, I haven't made anything for this site for almost a week! Sorry about that. . .I've been busy working on a few things which have taken me away from my scrappy projects. Since I'm here. . .let's chit-chat! LOL! While I was altering this shortbread cookie tin, I was thinking about my blogging and crafting activities. Not many of my "real life" non-crafting friends and family in Hawaii are aware that I blog. It's almost like a secret activity that I do . . .

About six months after I started my blog, I had mentioned to a close friend that I crafted and blogged several times a week and sometimes daily since I became a SAHM and I've made a few "blogging" friends online. . .and she laughed and said "really?, how cute!" and I asked her what she meant by "cute" because it didn't really sound very "flattering"!! LOL! She said. . ."I never knew you to be the type. . .you know, the house wifey type that craft and blogged". I said "it's fun. . .you should at least try blogging " (she's not the crafty sort).

She then said "oh, no. . .I don't have the time to do thaaaaaaaat" (she works full time and likes to do outdoor activities). It almost sounded as if she was saying that I had a lot of time on my hands and I'm like some sort of bored housewife or something!! LOL!

Since then I decided that I won't really talk about it to others who don't craft or blog . .they probably wouldn't be able to relate or even understand the concept of blogging anyway.

Anyway. . now to my altered tin container. This was previously a shortbread cookie tin. I adhered designer paper on to the tin and decorated it with an eyelet lace, beads, and scrapbook embellishments. I think I'm going to give this tin box to my daughter. . .baby blue and brown is her favorite color.

Initially I wasn't going to add the lace but I saw it in a container and I think I bought it like 3 or 4 years ago so I decided to use it. How sad that it has been sitting in container for that long! LOL!

I added the photo of my daughter using the "K&CO" metal/decorative frame.

Anyway. . hope y'all have a fabulous Thursday!!

Project Details:

Paper: My Minds Eye
Accessories: CTMH Just Blooms, Prima Flowers, One-heart one-mind jumbo brad, K&CO frame, strand beads, Eyelet Lace


Rita said...

OMGosh Maria, you continue to amaze me with your creativity! This is so gorgeous & I luv the colors! Your daughter is going to luv it!!!

I know what you mean about friends not understanding our craft & blogging. The only people who can understand this are other crafters & bloggers. We get so much satisfaction out of each others creations & we get that boost we need to create. This craft & all the blog friends that I made keep me fulfilled in a totally different way than the love of my family & friends. I know you understand what I mean, I just can't explain it better. Hugs to you my friend!

Tonniece said...

very, very pretty Maria, she will love it.

Sheri said...

I love your altered tin! Inspires me to do something of that sort. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Jodi said...

Very well decorated box! So pretty with those shades of blue!
Yeah, no one will really understand "craft" blogging unless they do it themselves.
It's so much fun though!
Hugs,Jodi =)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Maria, this is absolutely awesome! I have some cookie tins in my closet that I need to get altered. You have now inspired me to get busy! Ü

Debra said...

Fantastic altered tin!
I have to tell you tho, I'm a bit offended by someone saying that they don't have time to craft or blog. I'm a single mom, work full time, have ongoing permanent illnesses to deal with on a daily basis, and still manage to craft and blog. So I guess it depends how much you want to do something, or how you choose to spend your time. I guess if you don't do it, you don't understand it!

Corie said...

Maria, this is absolutley stunning!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Maria I love your tin, you are so talented, and do so much, I'm always in awe of you.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

This is amazingly stunning. WOWZA! (I think that nonblogger just did not get it. I DO think you do have to be a blogger or blurfer to speaka da language!) Thankfully, we have lotsa fluent blogbuddies. heehee! ;O)

christina #4635 said...

This is very lovely, like all the projects you post! I've been follwoing your blog for a few months now and I really enjoy it! I think we might have the same "friends" - I always feel like I have to justify making someone or their children a homemade/ handmade gift! It always amazes me that I have to spell it out for them - "I like you enough to spend all my free time making something with just you or your child in mind!!!" I enjoy my crafts and have learned to not give a homemade gift (a quilt specifically) to those how don't get it....
I get what you do and I really enjoy you doing it! Keep up the awesome work!! I look forward to your blog!

Marina Capano said...

Hi! fantastiC!


Fort bonifacio condo said...

This is extremely great! What a creative person you are. This is really stunning. She will definitely love this.

Noor said...


Zafran ali said...

Woooow!These are outstanding so cute & so beautiful,Thank,s Maria you are so clever & so talented.Thank,s for so nice sharing.Please keep it.
Plastic Card.