Thursday, 15 January 2015

Tilly and Maisie

Before Christmas I received an enquiry at my Etsy shop about my Kids Treasure Boxes. The prospective customer wondered if I could customise two boxes for her little girls, Tilly and Maisie. Now I haven't made any of these boxes for quite some time, for no other reason than I got out of the habit, but I knew that there was room for some customisation. My customer wanted me to make the little girl on each box look like her daughters, and also asked if I could add their names to the boxes too.
Of course I could!
I soon learnt that one of my customer's young daughters has dark hair and the other is blond. I asked if the girls have a favourite colour and was told that Tilly's should not to be pink - purple, red and orange were preferred - whilst Maisie's could be more girlie.
The boxes were a delight to make and they reminded how my papercut art can be applied to an object to great effect. I sprayed the boxes with an acrylic sealer to ensure that everything remains in position for a long time, though I already know that the boxes that I made for my boys when they were very young are still in perfect condition.
If you know a young person who would like their very own treasure box, take a look here. I have boxes in various shapes and sizes, and they can be customised to suit both boys and girls.


Unknown said...

Hi Handmade! Thank you for visiting my blog, I am so happy you found me :). Your sweet creative boxes are adorable! I bet those little girls will treasure them for years.

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet! :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are so cute Lisa! I would have loved one of these as a little girl. Boxes are so fun for those itty bitty treasures we collect.