Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Nesting Boxes

Now  that  my  show  season  is  starting  up, I  have  been  seriously   busy  since  I've  been back   from  Tennessee  and  all  of  those  fun  flea  markets.   I  have  so  much  "new"  stuff  here  to  play  around  with,  I  don't  know  where  to  start.    I  finally  decided  on  these  wood  boxes  that  I  found  there---


Aren't  these  so  cute?!   The  smallest  is  about  3 x 4  inches  and  the  largest  is  8 x 10,  and  the  larger  they  are,  the  deeper--there's  8  of  them  all  together.   So,  I  decided  to  do  something  with  all  8  of  them. 

Starting  with  the  smallest,  and  with  more  help  from  my  flea  market  finds--


This  cute  little  doll.....and  I  had  so  much  fun  making  her,   that  I  decided  to  incorporate  dolls  in  all  of  the  boxes  with specific  themes--


.....my  children's  school  box


......my  fairy  box


....my  vintage ' home  sweet'  home  box


....my  sewing  box  with  these  fun  little  nesting  spool  dolls


.....my  garden  girl  box


...my  circus  box


.....and  the  last  one  is  my  steampunk  angel  box.

A  lot  of  the  items  that  I  used  for  these  boxes  came  right  from  Tennessee.  I  actually  didn't  hoard  them  this  time  (which  I  tend  to do)--I  let  them  help  me  put  these  pieces  together.

So  what  started  out  like  this--


.....ended  up  like  this--


I  love  them  all!!

And  my  only  regret is--is  that  I  only  bought 1  set  of  these  boxes  when  I  was  there  (and  there  were  more  there  too).   They  were  only  $3.00  for  all  8--why  didn't  I  get  more???



26 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG Diane...what a super post...so much eye candy...I just adore what you have made with your boxes...beautiful art work!...you are so clever, your work is stunning..Jan x

Magpie said...

I love them all too! How lovely they are!

Wow, what an amazing flea market. You found some wonderful stuff!

Janet Ghio said...

Fabulous boxes!! I can't believe you got that entire set for $3!!

Isabel said...

These are all awesome!!!! My favorite is the garden box:O) Love them:O)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW Diane what a creativity and fantasy. beautiful work with this boxes.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Star said...

Diane I love the shadow boxes....and you sure are working fast! You're kidding, the box sets were only $3.00? Holy Moly!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow Diane, these look super together! Maybe you didn't buy more because you bought a lot of everything?

Cameron said...

My goodness, Diane! What a busy bee you've been....creating such Bee-uty!!

These are amazing....you really do have such an eye for putting things together! :D

Becca said...

So beautiful! Where do you get all that stuff? Love it!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

$3 for all of them!!! Yes! You needed to get more because those are fabulous. :) You turn them into such gorgeous pieces of art. I love to see how you put them together. Just fabulous!

Bren said...

getting ready for 2 more fairs myself, so I'm gaining some understanding of just how franticly busy you are. Love the new box series, clever girl. I'm wishing I had half your stash right now :-)

Kathy said...

I.Am.Speechless. Your creativity never fails to astound me. Yes, you should have bought them ALL.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are all so gorgeous. I like all of them. They all turned out great. I need to take that trip, I guess. Thrift stores and garage sales here are out of reach for my limited craft budget. Glad to see how you used all that stuff you bought. I really like the thread spools and how you treated them!

Dianne said...

Love them! You are so creative... I think my favorite is the sewing box... but I like the little tea shop one too!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow! These are fantastic! What a fun set of boxes - they lent themselves very well to these projects. :) Can't believe you took something so simple and made them so magnificent!

Kim Mailhot said...

Love them !!!! My fav is the Fairy Box. So cute !
Why didn't you buy more ? ;-)
Happy Creating !

Dorthe said...

OH Diane, they are WONDERFUL all,
so in love with them,and their stories.
-YES why didn`t you buy more boxes- I often ask myself that question also when I comes home with something great, that I could use much more of !!!
Hugs ,and great weekend,dear.
Dorthe

simplydelicious said...

Love, love, love what you did with your boxes!!!!
karen

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow.. fabulous all this great pieces!

Emelie said...

I know what your talking about when you talk abouat hoarding findings. I do that also.
Your boxes are so pretty, someone should have all of them for display. I enjoyed so much your post from the flea markets. The booths look really good, like they had you in mind when they set up. I haven't blogged much but I kow how busy show time is for you and wishing you great sales.

Juls said...

I have been M.I.A in blogland recently, and now doing a major catch up to see how everyone is getting on, hopefully life is settling into a more normal rountine now&I can get back to visiting more regularly again. I have loved having a good look round your blog to check out all I have missed, All your work is just so inspiring Hugs Juls

Emma Anthony said...

Oh my gosh those are so cool! Your amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Peggy B said...

I agree with everyone...these are so wonderfully creative!!! And I cannot get over howamny antique doll heads you have!!!

dkzody said...

What a bargain on the boxes. You made them into wonderful treasures.

Dawn said...

What truly beautiful work these are xx

Oxana said...

Stunning boxes, Diane!!!!

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