Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Playground Party and a 95 year old Elephant

Just for those of you who haven't heard all the noise and shenanigans there's a party going on over at Pixie's Snippets Playground to celebrate Miss Di's 200th challenge and I'm heading over with my snippet of a box and a 95 year old elephant!

My daughter is expecting her first baby next year (her second time of being pregnant and things are going well this time) and this will be my first grandchild. My dad was given a silver teething ring when he was born (95 years ago this December) and this was eventually passed on to my son who said he would like to pass it to his baby niece. I got a kraft box to put it in which I decorated using snippets of Dovecraft 'princess fairytale' paper and some kraft and pearlescent card for the die-cut Clearly Besotted elephant and added a little pearl 'eye'.

oops I forgot to line up the images on the lid before I took the photo!

And here's the box with the rather old and battered elephant
which has seen twelve babies through their teething troubles.
It'll be enjoying retirement this time around though and will be
there just for show. 

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 200th challenge 'use your snippets'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'wrap it up'

Fairytale challenge 'box or album'

Craft Your Passion challenge 'anything goes'

The elephant is now winging it's way to Australia along with a few baby clothes, maternity wear (took advantage of the Mothercare summer sales) and a pram blanket from my dad. He knitted all the squares and I just sewed them together and crocheted a border around the edge. Oh and if you were in any doubt, this is not going to be a pink baby... she already has a 'Minions' dress & hat and a 'Star Wars' bodysuit waiting for her !!

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and for your greatly appreciated comments


brenda said...

What a lovely post Andrea and congratulations on the news.

It's so nice that some old traditions like passing things down the generations still exist, it seems all too easy for people to buy new nowadays. In our family it's an old Christening gown, not so white anymore but still means just as much.

B x

Kath said...

Great news and a lovely box for the elephant. Great knitting from your dad too!
Kath x

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your fabulous news. The box is perfect for the teething ring, a wonderful heirloom
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

Wahoo . . . congratulations on your family news Andrea. What a lovely thing to do. LOVE the box you created, and Kudos to your father for making the blanket too.

PSST: Come and celebrate with us behind the bike sheds later . . . just bring a little hooch, or some spuds to bake under the bonfire. I think Mrs A has found some more rockets too. And if Miss Di hasn't scoffed it all, there's still some chocklit left.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cotnob said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news Andrea,.
A beautiful gift box, perfect for such a special gift and your Dad certainly hasn't lost his touch, a beautiful blanket.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations! What a lovely gift for your first grandchild! I love the adorable box you made for it! I love baby elephants! I imagine you are super excited about this baby! I am glad things are going well for your daughter! Lovely knitting by your Dad!

Virginia L. said...

Adorable!! Love the elephant in kraft card stock and the use of accent color! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Wrap It Up” Challenge!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Love this inspiring creation today and colours used are just gorgeous. Big congrats on your fab newsxx
{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad to hear that it's going well.

Such a lovely box for the teeth ring, the Elephant is gorgeous. Love the blanket your father made with cheerful colours.

Love and hugs

Di said...

What a faqbulous box Andrea - just perfect for the wonderful family heirloom. And such wonderful news too - hope all continues to go well for your daughter and the new baby. Exciting times ahead!

And what a clever Dad you have too - amazing!


Di xx

Kati said...

Thanks for showing your beautiful box for our fairytale-challenge. hugs

CraftYourPassion said...

This is such a beautiful way to pass on this special gift.The kraft elephant looks so cute.Your Dad's blanket is lovely too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Berina RGA said...

Congratulations!! Wishing your daughter a safe pregnancy. Beautiful box. The elephant is so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Fairy Tale challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Fairy Tale Challenge GDT

Bianca said...

What a lovely box. It´s just perfect for the rattle. I also love your blanket. It looks really so very cosy. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX