Thursday, January 26, 2012

Altered Diary

Hello...
Are you one of those people who tend to get diaries given to you for gifts? I don't know why ... but I always seem to get a few... and between you and me ... I never use them ... Unlike my Mum who would write in her diary everyday ... 
I try to keep a note of all I need to do etc., on my computer and on those big wall calendars ...
Well, last year my sweet SIL gave me a lovely diary from M&S ... it is so pretty that I didn't want to throw it away ... so I altered it ... I should have photographed it first I know ... 

I took the 'innards' out and cut the bottom half off ... that part had the year on ... 


This is the actual cover ... all I added to this was the trim 
I made a little box base to fit and put in some dividers and Voila!


Now I have a little sewing kit ...


All I needed to add was some paper, lace a pretty doily and some ribbon to hold it shut
Cute huh? 

I also got some happy mail yesterday - a birthday present from my lovely friend Kirsty ... 


Look how lovely this is wrapped! And inside is her beautiful card and this cute little purse



Beautiful!


And the sweetest kitty! Surrounded by tiny little butterflies ...

Thank You Kirsty!

And I can tell you that I saw a consultant last night about my swollen sore foot ... He seems to think I do have a fracture even though it does not show on the x ray ... so I am having an MRI scan next week ... Yipee! Finally something is getting done .. I wont have any results until the 15th Feb ... but I've waited 4 months now so I think I can cope for another 2 weeks ... 
Now I have to get my project for Thursday club organised ... I can't let them down ... sore foot or not!

Have a wonderful day

~ Ros ~








25 comments:

Tracy said...

Awesome way to repurpose that book Ros! Very creative AND useful. :-) I don't know where in the world Kirsty found that little purse but it is precious!
Glad to hear some better news about your foot. :-) Have a great day Ros!

Jacqueline said...

Love that idea of altering gifts you don't use and I love the presents you always receive!

Deb Hickman said...

What a fab idea, it looks gorgeous and practical too. Isn't Kirsty sweet, this purse is so cute. I hope they get your foot sorted soon.xxx

Ira said...

Well Ros, it seems that you don't mind getting another bunch of diaries, you just alter them into something this pretty and you've got a whole series of fab boxes ;-) Lovely goodies from Kirsty, that purse is adorable! Glad you're finally getting somewhere with your foot! Hugs, Ira x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful altered project Ros! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful altered project Ros! Thanks for the inspiration!

cnelson said...

Ros...you are BRILLIANT! That sewing kit is so lovely and GENIUS! What fun happy mail! So glad you are getting things figured out with your foot!

Sasha said...

This is so creative, Ros. I love your paper crafting skills. You can turn something that is already beautiful into a feast for the eyes:)

Sylvia said...

Lovely sewing kit, Ros! and your happy mail is so fun as well. Have a wonderful day.

jacirascrap said...

Que seu pé esteja melhor! Linda caixinha alterada! Os pequenos detalhes do passarinho e borboleta são tão bonitos!! Que delícia ganhar presentes de Kirsty!!

jacirascrap said...

Que seu pé esteja melhor! Linda caixinha alterada! Os pequenos detalhes do passarinho e borboleta são tão bonitos!! Que delícia ganhar presentes de Kirsty!!

june lanum said...

this is so cute and so clever

Stella said...

The idea of altering a diary is just brilliant. You repurposed it and its gorgeous. A small bút stuning sewing box. Wow. You can never go wrong with cream and I love the soft look of it. How sweet of Kirsty to spoil you; enjoy!
And the doctor; I hope it will all turn out good; it's time to get "back on your feet". Take care; hope you had a lovely evening at your club!
XXXXXXX

Lynnda Hosni said...

That is one fantabulous idea of yours!!! Beautifully done and practical too. Isn't Kirsty sweet!!! You lucky duck!!! Such a cutie purse!!! I hope they get your foot sorted soon... hugs...xoxo

Sandy Ang said...

Hope they make your foot all better soon. And that's such a lovely present from Kirsty !

Linda B said...

This is so pretty, Ros.... you come up with unique projects and they're always beautiful. How do you do it, girl? You always inspire me!!!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Oh Ros, your altered diary looks gorgeous and what a fun idea to turn it into a sewing kit! Love it!!

I hope your foot gets better soon, good luck at the scan! And have fun at the club, hopefully the foot will be cooperating ;).

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

What a lovely, lovely idea this sewing kit is!! Amazing!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I just love that, not only I love M&S stuff, I love how you turned it into a little pretty sewing box!
Glad you like your b'day gift! : )

Barbara said...

Same here - I don't write diaries. But luckily I haven't been blessed with too may. I love your idea, though! And that purse from Kirsty is adorable!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Ros I love how you repurposed the diary--it's gorgeous!! and so clever! and I adore your gift from Kirsty!!! How sweet of her!!! XO Cindy

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

papertrails leaver said...

Love the altered diary! even better is the sweet surprise inside! Your happy mail was filled with lots of joy! How sweet indeed!

Heather Jensen said...

I love your altered diary. It made such a sweet sewing kit.

I hope they get that foot fixed up for you real soon. :)
Hugs~

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous remake of the diary! Love that you turned it into a sewing kit. What a lovely mail day.

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