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Jungle Book

Yesterday was a busy old day … I did a power of walking (3 1/2 miles), and from friday i’d been on 3 different trains (i’m never on a train)

I popped up to my shed late afternoon to make a tyvek ted for chunky our springer spaniel, which actually turned out to be a flat rabbit instead. I had thought that, if I made him a toy out of tyvek, it would last him and would be the answer to all his teddy woes (he destroys all toys).. but sadly my master plan failed and he wrecked flat rabbit in less than 5 mins.. I recorded the making and destroying process on Ustream, so if you fancy a nosey.. the link is in the side bar 😉

I also made this DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts last night, the video is already up on Youtube, if you fancy a peek.

Its an altered book box that I had picked up from Hobbycraft a few weekends ago, I gave it a coat of Gesso then a layer of citron green acyrlic paint, followed by a linen and lemonade colourwash to help and dull down the vibrant green 🙂

I also incorporated hessian/burlap fabric, lace and silk ribbon into the project…

and lots of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers and blooms 🙂

WOC Supplies List :-

SK-00008 1 METRE GREEN SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)

SK-00009 1 METRE OLIVE SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)




Other supplies used :-

  • Book Box from Hobbycraft
  • Americana Citron Green Acrylic Paint
  • Folkart Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Linen Acrylic Paint
  • Reindeer Moss from Hobbycraft
  • Rayner Champagne Gold Patina Acrylic Paint
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps
  • Adirondak Sepia Brown Archival Ink
  • Sticks from Calico Crafts
  • Burlap/Hessian
  • Lace
  • Hot glue Gun
  • Iced sprice distress ink
  • papermania urban stamp set

I think I might made a mini book to go along with this wee project 🙂

thanks so much for popping in 🙂 and enjoy the rest of your weekend




5 thoughts on “Jungle Book”

  1. This is gorgeous!!!!! I know it’s going to sound silly, because knitting takes a lot of patience, but I so wish I had the patience to create something beautiful like this. Wonderful work!


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