Category Archives: Boxes

Another box…

This poor box has had many incarnations… I recently changed it to have Dennis the Menace pictures on it and was very happy with it – till I went to open it and realised I’d stuck the images on the … Continue reading

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Inspired by Billy Connolly…

My husband and I watched a brilliant programme on TV recently. It was all about three new portraits of Billy Connolly in celebration of his 75th birthday. It’s well worth catching up on if you can. Whilst showing us his … Continue reading

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Dennis the Menace…

Some time ago I purchased a box of postcards featuring The Beano comic. The comic was first published in 1938 and is still going!  I recently visited a friend in hospital, had no idea what to take, didn’t know if … Continue reading

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Jewellery Box

Last weekend I decided to have a go at decorating a little jewellery box which has a clear acrylic lid. I had previously painted it silvery grey and the inner base was painted purple. I got out a nice big … Continue reading

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Mini drawers re-do

Some of the little drawers from The Works, which I really love and use everyday, have been put up for sale in my Etsy shop. Some decorated for Christmas didn’t sell so I decided to re-do them… The design on … Continue reading

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Vanessa Bell …

I was going to name this blog as being inspired by Vanessa Bell, but I’ve actually just copied one of her patterns…. I recently went to an exhibition of Vanessa Bell’s work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.(It’s on until June … Continue reading

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Pop Art Inspired Drawers

One of the many sets of these little drawers from The Works I have decorated has been given a slightly different look. I drew this tree and then coloured it in with fine felt tip pens. By keeping the lines … Continue reading

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