Trying to think small with big "man hands" is rough. I don't have the delicate touch needed sometimes. Me and my old, hot, mean glue gun are getting into squabbles. lol
I love the train and plane with the puffs of smoke coming out. They are the 3rd and 4th in the 1st row down. They came from a baby scrapbook kit. I never thought I'd use these and the lightbulb went off when I was putting the pompoms that are left over up.
None of them are totally done yet.
This 1 I love!!
Cookies and Milk for Santa
Even more detail on some of them in this pic of the collection. These need hanging ribbon, finessing details and the numbers 1 thru 25 doled out between them to become a countdown advent collection for a swap. I don't get to keep any of them. They all have a gift in them from jewelry to ornaments. EDIT: Can you tell these are just plain ol' matchboxes? Go to your local Dollar Tree and look in the kitchen utencil area for 3 packs of 10 to do this with your kids or grandkids. Big Hit!
A Swap for All Seasons with Linda as the Hostess with the mostest. She has 70 of us doing this swap. I can't imagine what others are doing with theirs. Linda is showing top of the line examples of swap boxes on her blog. I hope mine will be good enough. Some of these ladies really know how to alter a matchbox.
I chose to use what I have on hand and be true to my lil girl heart. I used craft supplies, scrapbook stickers, punches and previous years Christmas cards and broken ornaments and package tie on stuff. This Christmas morning puppy is a bit crazy. She's got a bow and lots of pink bones and pink tennis balls. Inside is an angel pin with pink rhinestone accent.
I found my dog bone punch and got the idea to do the drawer pull-out with a bone. I might have to do a better job with it but at least I'll remember what my idea is.
look at this 1. It is gonna hang from an ornament top that popped off it's original piece and be the pull too. :0)
Choo~Choo...love this 1!
Reverent too. I paroosed thru cards that I didn't even remember keeping to find just the right cut outs.
What do ya think?
I am linking in to I Owe it All to Him for Let's see what ya collect week with my matchbox set.
Candy Cane Kisses and White Snow Wishes! DeniseMarie