Mini Accordion Box & Time-less

August 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm 5 comments

Have you guessed what it is? probably..if you’ve read the title of the post! It was such a pig to photograph-It actually looked like a card, front on, bizarrely so thought I’d put a photo of the details as the main pic- those butterflies are so pretty!

This is a mini box– great for storing all the pearls and rhinestone packets you have, and also showing off both the lovely embosslits butterflies (£10.50)- and you can make zillions of them out of teeny scraps, and also our lovely in-colours which come October are going to be joined by 5 new stars; the next in-colours. The 5 on my box will only be around for another year and then they’ll be retired, so I’m using them while I can!

Here’s what the side of the box looks like- lovely accordion folds… and..





here is the inside. Don’t inspect it too finer detail or you’ll see slight variations in height, and folds not quite perfectly in alignment. Well, I wouldn’t want you thinking it was shop bought, would I!!





See what I mean about it looking a little like a card?! and the bow had a mind of its own and point blank refused to help and look symmetrical or pretty for the camera. More ‘dogs dinnerish’ but hey ho!





That’s the details slightly obscured by the tie. See the ‘notch’? That’s to help the ribbon stay in place and was created using the very top of our tiny tag punch (or jewellery tag to give it its proper name!). Our punches are so versatile- never just do one thing with them; or they feel undervalued!

Lastly- a little one adorning the back of the box- you can see some of embossed detail. They are lovely. Yes- it did take an age glueing them on, but it was so worth it!- I love the end result- as if the box is about to take off to the skies because of the kaleidoscope of lepidopteras fluttering off! (you can tell I’ve been Googling again!).


It’s been pretty good being mostly timeless the past week. Other than a few places I had to be at, the week has wound itself along gradually. The kids have relished playing for long periods out doors in parks and museums and grounds. I’ve never seen them so dirty– nearly 2 baths a day at some points! Climbing trees, including me having stern words with some infiltrators from a less friendly tribe, climbing monuments (allowably- it was ok- a step like structure), trundling for miles and a few drinks and icecreams along the way- it has felt like summer should. Letting the kids run up and down myriads of stairs at the museum,  and not saying ‘shush’ was lots of fun. The best days have been free days..sand dunes, adventure playgrounds and no more than £10 spent on most of them. Hoping the weather holds and the biglies are as happy to meander once they return. As my world is so crazily ordered by a very tight schedule usually, this week has been good medicine. Hoping to try and incorporate some of the time-less-ness into my existence come September!

Hope you get the chance to goslow this weekend…


Box recipe; Confetti white card (the flecks are supposed to be there!). In-colour designer paper pack. Rhinestones. Pumpkin pie taffeta ribbon.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Vicki  |  August 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Hey, so nice to see you taking it slower and enjoying the moment – life is too fast, wish I could slow it down a bit 🙂

    Vicki x


  • 2. Jenny McCormac  |  August 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Fab idea, Enjoy the holidays, and take some time out for you…


  • 3. Monika Skinneronika  |  August 6, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Hi Keren. You’re right going slow makes the time go slower.
    Love those embosslits butterflies. Great project. Have a good weekend. 🙂 xxx


  • 4. Ros crawford  |  August 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Lovely project … butterflies are always pretty embellishments … I’ve just had a visit from my brother and his grandchildren … hectic but such a pleasure … not sure I could do it full time though! The cat wasn’t too happy …enjoy your weekend xxx


  • 5. zoe tant  |  August 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    It’s a gorgeous project and even nicer now it’s mine!! Thank you for sending it to me, I love it! Zx



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