Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Sweet Altered Spool for Cackle

This piece was created for a craft swap on craftster.org. Each participant started out with a spool and embellished to suit their partners tastes. Browsing my partner's pinterest boards I noticed she had an entire album devoted to hares and I was immediately inspired.

I've combined a
2 Inch Wooden Spools with a 3 Inch Tall Candlestick Holder to create a sort of pedestal. Sitting proudly atop is a proud little hare sculpted from paperclay.

The tiny lawn that the hare sits upon is a base layer of moss to which I have added leaves taken from
Light Pink Fabric Shabby Chic Roses and delicate sprays and leaf from the Shabby Chic Flower Embellishment.

The spool itself is embellished with this Ivory Guipure Lace and a bauble from this beautiful
Ivory Flower and Pearl Trim, and all of the elements are held in place with a pretty hatpin.

Ivory Flower and Pearl TrimIvory Guipure Lace GL-016
Light Pink Fabric Shabby Chic Roses  PF-017
Shabby Chic Flower Embellishment FL-029
Hat pins
Hand scupted paperclay hare

2 Inch Wooden Spools
3 Inch Tall Candlestick Holder