Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mystery Box Challenge - Reveal day!!

Well finally.. I can show some of the other things I've been working on.  Now I look at it all it doesn't seem like much but.. here it is.  A few months ago I sent my sis-in-law a box full of junk.. I had the same things here, and attached a note offering the challenge of making things out of them.  It's been a lot of fun! A few things.. ie the cake stands.. I had trouble thinking of anything - anyway here's the end result of my part:

The first thing I did was make some kitchen cafe curtains: Yes.. I know.. I haven't finished the curtain rods *sigh* oops.. but the rods weren't part of the challenge ;-) just the material.

Next bit of work was inspired by a tablecloth my brother made for mum when he was quite young, it's supposed to go on something I made later.. but couldn't find it to put it on there! Doh!!

Then there was dowel.. I used the largest ones to make an armchair.. the leather came from a brilliant idea from my son - he said why not make it leather.. not got any - oh yes I did.. some computer chairs that were ready for the tip - so out I went with my knife!! Lesson here, as you'll see.. very hard to make it and get things to sit right - the leather was too thick - so although not happy with it entirely (and there is still glue in places I need to remove) I did persist..

The little tables are small cake stands - also part of the challenge.
Cushion made by Kez :)

The small cake stand..

Speaking of cake stands.. I went short and simple - really struggled with them.. although I have some left and do intend making some bathroom furnishings eventually with them. This one is a light LOL my son is going to put the electricals into it so it will light up.  Found the alien head in an old toy box we had here LOL - the light bulb will actually fit inside the head so it'll look quite cool when he does it!

And of course, the trusty plant stand....

More dowel.. this one is thin - made a couple of things:

A stack of wood for beside my fireplace:

and a little table that the red tablecoth will go on, but had to make something quick to display it LOL.  The table top is made from icy pole sticks and it looks just fine without anything on it too.   A little wobbly, got to remove one foot and redo it.  Simple but sweet, I'm happy with it.

Wasn't part of the challenge, and I posted it earlier but thought I'd stick it in here anyway - for the sewing room.

This.. I was absolutely stumped, was going to make a gorgeous ornamental thing I saw on the net.. but realised it was glass... so had no idea how to cut it!!! So.. I figured.. hey.. I could stir paint with it? It'd wipe clean easily etc... I really attached the handle for a bit of a joke - it won't work with that handle because it's just stuck on with tape.  Ugh!!

I hope I remembered to use everything!! If not - they mysteriously dissappeared from my mystery box.. now I can start on the next one - which I received last week in the mail::

To see what Kez did with the mystery box - click here: Wee Wonder


  1. OMG So wonderful you are amazing!!!!

  2. Oh, I love everything you've been making. You've done a great job! I'm glad you've been having such a fun time with this all! And I had to laugh at the little alien head! ;-)

  3. Estupendas miniaturas con simples objetos. Enhorabuena. Un saludo, Eva