This week my nieces and I are on school holidays. My sister isn't - so I offered to have them with me today!! There was an ulterior motive. After my Dad passed away at the beginning of February, we have all collected a few(!!) item that we wanted to keep to remember him by. I offered to help the girls create memory boxes to put them in. So - that's what we spent today doing!!
We started the morning with these basic boxes, and our first job was a trip to the shop to buy tester pots of paint with which to cover them!!
This was by far the messiest part - hence the painting aprons - although one of the paint lids did managed to fall onto the carpet!!
We used Ruby and Hazel letter masks - this concept confused them a bit to start with, so I had to demonstrate on mine before they decided quite how they wanted to do it!! They have both put Bob on theirs - this is what they always called him. It's a long story - but has everything to do with Bob the Builder!!
They then rummaged through my vast collection of dies to see what they might like to use - along with choosing the colours of card they wanted to use!
They brought their shared Cuttlebug with them - and I have one too - so they they settled down to cut out their shapes.
They also had a look through all the photos we could find, and chose which ones they wanted to use for their boxes. Dad was a great AFC Bournemouth fan - so both used a photo of him in his football shirt, along with the logo.
This is Emma's finished box:
And this is Lauren's:
We had a fantastic day getting messy - and a lovely time spent chatting and laughing - and watching Despicable Me 2!!
Dad would be very proud of them both - I know I am!!