Good morning! It's Sunday morning here in Greece and my husband has just gone off to the Irish pub with BB's husband to watch the World Cup Rugby Final (NZ vs France). My husband is wearing his All Black's shirt and has taken the NZ flag with him. I hope NZ wins!
I'm about to sit down with my crafting gear and have some 'me' time.
I thought I would just pop a picture in here of BB's birthday cake... sadly it is all gone now, but the memory lives on : )
Yum! Mum's choklit cake recipe with a kind of chocolate buttercream filling (I say kind of because it is something I tend to make up as I go along and is never the same twice) and a chocolate ganache icing... I'm glad it's all gone now... it was dangerous!
I made a wee box for BB's birthday present that I thought I would share here because I used a fantastic tutorial that I found on the web... You can see the tutorial here. The box was super easy to make and has quite a professional feeling finish and the making of it is actually a bit therapeutic. I have found myself since then just randomly making boxes when my mojo is low on batteries.
Here's the box I made:
It all folds in so there are no raw edges and the base and top are made in the same way. The sides are all double thickness so it is quite sturdy and can be made with paper rather than card if you prefer. Since I made the first box I have found that I prefer to make the size difference between the top and bottom 0.2 or 0.3cm difference rather than the recommended 0.5cm.
I was inspired to make a box after reading this post by Rimna. I really love her work... it has such a beautiful feel about it.
I hope you are having a lovely relaxing Sunday wherever you are!
Arabella Chickie in Glyfada, Greece