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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Art With Heart - Vintage Kitchen

I mentioned some time ago that the very talented Eileen Hull has a new release of dies out in December.  I was honoured to be given some die cuts to work with a few months ago and I showed some sneak peeks HERE.

Now that we are getting closer to the release date the team has been asked to use our 'Favourite Recipe' to show how these dies can be used.  I used a few of Eileen's wonderful dies but as I love to work in 3D and I also like to take something and 'change it up', I took Eileen's fabulous cookie box and made it up in a different way.....

First I made it up as a cookie box.
I painted the top and bottom parts before assembling and decorated the side with some dot paper from my stash and decorated the top with circles and hearts.

Then I changed it up and made it up in a slightly different way - as a little sewing box with a pin cushion lid.
Eileen's dies are so easy to build up.  Mine were cut from Matboard (similar to Mountboard).  Before assembling I painted the top and bottom in black Chalkboard paint.

To make the pincushion topper:
  1. Cut two pieces of  fabric (I used Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric).  The box lid is approximately 4 inches (10cm) in diameter, so I cut the fabric in a 5 inch circle.  
  2. Stitch the circles together, by machine or by hand, leaving a small gap (for the stuffing)
  3. Use soft toy stuffing to fill the circle and stitch the gap closed
  4. Take a large needle and strong thread, push the needle through the centre of the round.
  5. Wrap the thread over the edge of the circle and push the needle through the centre again
  6. Do this 8 times in total.  You should end up with a 'flower' shaped cushion.
  7. Add a button or other embellishment to the middle of the cushion to hide the centre, this can be glued or stitched in place depending upon your preference.
  8. Use a strong glue to attach the cushion to the top of the box
As I said in a post HERE when I first showed a pincushion  the idea for it came from an article in the January 2013 edition of Craft Stamper magazine.

Here is a view of the box open.
I used Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric to cover the sides of the box, both inside and out and I used his Idea-ology Label Letters to add the words.

I am so looking forward to getting some of the new range of dies to work with!  You can see the full range of the new dies HERE.  There really is something there to suit all tastes!  The dies are so versatile, the quality is exceptional and as you can see, it is easy to 'change them up' by using your favourite recipe of techniques and style.

Eileen will be featuring the dies and samples at the next CHA (Craft and Hobby Association). Here is the lovely and very talented lady herself showcasing her latest release.
Why not join in Eileen's new Challenge over at Art With Heart.  The Challenge is called 'Favourite Recipes' and can be your favourite technique or style - I hope you will check it out, there is always a great prize on offer!

As always, thanks for looking.  See you again soon!  Hugs, Anne xx

43 comments:

  1. What a great bunch of new dies. Love what you've created to showcase.

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  2. These makes are so adorable! Love them! The cookie box is sweet indeed and the sewing box would be very proudly displayed on my craft desk... if I had one ;) I mean the desk... i craft in the kitchen on the counter and my partner loves his glitter sandwiches ;)
    xxx

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  3. This new range certainly looks interesting! That sewing box……….Oooohhhh!! More to add to the never ending list!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  4. The enthusiasm you have for these products and for working in 3D just radiates from your blog posts, Annie! Your cookie box and sewing box with the pin cushion lid are so fun and fabulous! When I see these works of art, I think about how the die creators must feel when they look at your creations, knowing that it is someone with your imagination and talent that they are designing their dies for! It must be as satisfying for them as it is for you!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  5. What absolutely beautiful creations. I love them and would find it hard to choose a favourite. What a great talent you have and you certainly make good use of them too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. Both of these are wonderful! Great gift ideas too. Anyone will treasure them!

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  7. Both look amazing Anne - but adore your sewing box (you clever thing!). I struggle to sew a straight line so it might be a bit far for me!! LOL. Nikki xx

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  8. Two creative and lovely boxes Anne! I especially LOVE your wonderful pincusion with the tufted top using Tim's fabrics!! You always see something different when you look at a die cut!!

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  9. How cute are these ...... and wouldn't they make fabulous gifts! Those cookies do look yummy .. but I think my favourite is the sewing box with the pin cushion lid ... such a clever idea! xx

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  10. Two clever and cute interpretations for new dies. The pin cushion on the top... an amazing idea!

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  11. Wow,you really do make the most wonderful 3d items Anne,loving the little sewing box,so pretty

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  12. this is awesome Anne and thanks so much for the recipe - its wonderful! Love it to bits and that fabric looks brilliant! I took delivery of the three box die today - looking forward to using it very soon! Big Hugs to you Anne my friend! Rachel x

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  13. These are stunning Anne, such fabulous designs and gorgeous detailing too.
    Thank you for your fabulous tutorial too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  14. I'm in the stunning group too! I love both of these sweet boxes, but admit to being drawn more to the sewing motif. That will look so wonderful on a sewer's table & hide all the little bits so prettily. That cookie box is delightful as well, and what a treat it will be to hide a sweet present. You astound with what you see in a die and then make it so dimensionally pretty & yet so functional as well. TFS & Hugs.

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  15. How neat!
    And great ideas by you!!

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  16. Love these two wonderful designs Anne, they showcase Eileen's dies perfectly. You always manage to inspire with your creations. Look forward to seeing more with Eileen's new die release. Hugs Lottie x

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  17. Beautiful works of art Anne pretty and useful. These dies of Eileen's are really lovely. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial x

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  18. Superb Anne. The wee sewing box is wonderful and is a fabulous gift idea. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with ((Hugs)) xox

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  19. Love your sewing box. I am hoarding the little pieces of fabric I have which is silly I know, but I want to find something "special" to make with it!

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  20. gorgeous projects as always Anne but I think the cookie box has stolen my heart...hugs kath xxx

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  21. Great dies and I love what you make with them - all the detail is amazing! Elaine x

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  22. Beautiful projects Anne, I adore those dies...Love the sewing box & cookie box these will be beautiful Christmas gifts....Hugs May x x

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  23. Anne, your work with the new dies is of course fabulous! What a lovely way to offer some cookies at Christmas! You are one clever cookie! Hugs!

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  24. I love that little sewing box, wouldn't those make little Christmas gifts too, you are so talented Anne. xx

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  25. Have I seen these before you talented lady!! Don't those cookies look delicious!
    Sandy xx

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  26. Beautiful boxes Anne, I am in love with the sewing one! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog, I am so glad to be back! Looks like you're a fab cook too, love the biscuitsmmmmm! Hope you're well. Big hugs, Barb xx

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  27. Gorgeous boxes Anne and I like the look of the cookies too mmmmmmm, nice!
    Happy crafting dear friend, Angela x

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  28. Hello Miss Anne, you have show cased those dies so creatively, you are the MASTER BUILDER, excellent tutorial, thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful week. ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  29. The cookie box is the sweetest of Retro ideas and how lovely as a gift giving idea, all year but especially for the festivities but the sewing box is absolutely such a clever idea! Brilliant use of the fabric and with the measuring tape, this has blown me away!
    Those pin cushions always look so tricky, I doubt I would be able to master it. Rita kindly sent me some altered spools with similar pin cushions - you certainly are two of the most talented ladies.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  30. Oh Anne! Your cookie box is such a cute little make and in true Anne style, beautifully made! Now , your pincushion box is really pushing things to another level! Your choice of fabrics is perfect and again I can see it's been expertly made. You clever lady ! Love them both ! X

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  31. oh! My! Word! Anne,
    These are truely AMAZING ... I love them
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  32. Anne I already told you this.....but I LOVE the sewing box!!!!!! You did an amazing job on it. I was so in AWE when I was able to view it in person!
    Great job!

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  33. Both these makes are adorable Anne, very inspiring gift ideas love them. Mo x

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  34. Anne, you really come up with the coolest of ideas with your Sizzix dies. The cookie box is a perfect gift idea for the home baker and your pincushion box is adorable. How fabulous to know will be on display at the CHA.
    Julie x

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  35. Your creativity knows no bounds, Anne! I haven't one iota of skill with stitching but I just love what you've done, as well as your mix of two fave designers' products.

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  36. Wow both of the boxes look fabulous! I really love the pin cushion, the style and TH fabric is so gorgeous, great design. It is fun to see the differences in what you can make.
    Hugs Kelly

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  37. Not sure how I missed this Anne.
    Love the cookie box and the sewing box is fabulous. Two very different looks for what looks to be a very useful die.
    Toni xx

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  38. Amazing Anne!! Another gorgeous pin cushion, now I'm really torn as to which idea of yours I should steal! lol. Love your cookie box, perfect for gifting! What a brilliant couple of projects! big hugs :)

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  39. Hi Anne, I'm having a catch up on all your wonderful creations this week - sorry I haven't been by before, been a bit poorly this last week, this evening I decided to visit a few of my blog friends...I love these pin cushions and the cookie box is fabulous...love love love these dies! Hugs Carole Z X

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  40. Woohoo!!! So pleased to see these gorgeous creations on the Sizzix blog!!! You are a master of these 3D creations and I adore both of them. Jenny xxx

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  41. Just when I was all set on making the dressform (post above) I see this and fall in love with it. Oh Anne, you are so talented. Now I can see me sewing forever. Both these are fab but I just love the pincushion.
    Hugs, Neet xxx

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  42. I know you've got loads of comments to get through but I just want to say I think these are fantastic Anne xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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