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Thursday, 3 December 2009

I've had a bit of a change from working on canvas this week! I bought these paper mache letters recently from Hobbyhell (I really must stop calling it that - they do actually have some nice things, you just have to hunt through mountains of glittery tack to find it!) I was half hoping the shop wouldn't have all the letters, just to see what reaction I would get going up to the counter and saying "I wonder if you can help me, I'm looking for love"! But as it happens they had them all in stock, so I'll never know! I've painted these letters in a lovely soft shade of blue, and then covered the front and back of each letter in co-ordinating papers.

11 comments:

  1. Oooo, I love what youve done with these letters! Sometimes I wish I had a "Hobbyhell" (heheh!)in Gibraltar. Crafty supplies here are very scarce and shopping online can cost a bomb. i'd love to try something like this :-)

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  2. Thanks Annette! And if any crafty business people are reading this, there's obviously a gap in the market for a decent craft shop in Gibraltar!

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  3. LOVEly...lol Hobby hell sounds interesting. I call the nail salon I go to Little Shop of Horrors. Love the pastel colors.


    tootles,
    bunny

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  4. "I was half hoping the shop wouldn't have all the letters, just to see what reaction I would get going up to the counter and saying "I wonder if you can help me, I'm looking for love"!"

    wahahahaha!!! has anyone ever told you you could write a sitcom :)) you are so cute sometimes!! but the LOVE turned out really pretty ... love the color palette :))

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  5. Bunny, they must be run by the same people! Why do we keep going back?? ;)

    Luthien thanks :) The colour palette isn't one I normally go for, but good to have a change sometimes!

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  6. Angie,
    This is great! I love the papers you chose to accent the colors! Are they going up in your Etsy?
    I feel the same way about Michael's hmmm, I wonder what kind of alternative name I could give them.....

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  7. Haha, I even worked at JoAnn's for a while! So don't tell me about hell! Actually it wasn't that bad, I only worked in the framing dept. and my coworkers were great.

    I love the soft colors you put on the letters. So soothing!

    We had the same papier mache letters at JoAnn LOL, and I thought they were cool.

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  8. Stephanie thank you! I haven't put them in my etsy shop yet, no - I'm debating! I don't think Michaels lends itself to a nickname as easily but let me know if you think of one lol!

    Maggie thanks - I'd think it may actually be quite fun to work in a craft shop! And how funny they had the same letters all the way over there!

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  9. Oooh, love how this came out, beautiful! And wish I could have been a flaw on the wall in your hypothetical scenario, too funny!

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  10. Thanks Sharon :) I'll let you know what happens if I go in looking for love another time!

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  11. I've been buying those letters this year too. I've covered W in ripped up pages from the Argos catalogue (toy section) for my son!

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