Wednesday 20 July 2011


Whats on my workdesk?  Well quite a bit at the moment asI have been working hard making this little treasure chest to take away with us on Friday.  Going to bury it in the sand while the youngest Gson isn't looking and then let him 'discover' it.
Have had lots of fun searching through boxes and drawers for bits to put in it and found some old sixpences (remember those) some French Francs in a corner of a drawer that I know would come in handy sometime and some toy dollars that Neet gave me a while ago.  Lots of bits of gold findings, distressed of course, and a broken pearl earing that fell into the chest from Blackbeard's ear when he wasn't looking.
Will have to get it finished this afternoon as I'm off to take Sorrel to the groomers now - she is getting bored as I type and has pulled her bed into the middle of the living room, now hiding underneath it.
Will check out the other WOYWW when I get back, sure to see some fab stuff on there.

Here's the workspace with a variety of shells, grungeboard skull and cross bones, money and the half finished chest - complete with pearl in mussel shell.

and here's a closer look at the inside of the chest - almost finished now.


Von said...

Someone's going to be in for a nice suprise, are you going to make a map as well ?
Von x

Anonymous said...

Your Grandson is going to be for a lovely surprise. Fab treasure chest.

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea that is Ann. Hope Sorrell is good for you when visiting the beautician.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #3

JoZart Designs said...

You have really captured the magic of it all and I wish I could see him find it. You join the ranks of top grandmas! Have a great holiday...
Love JoZarty x

Dotty A said...

What a Great Project and you did a Lovely job too!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kathleen said...

what a wonderful idea your grandson is going to have so much fun and dare I say a history lesson too :-).
Kathleen x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love your treasure chest and its contents - just fabulous!! I would love to have the chance to 'discover' something as lovely as that too :D xx

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea for your little grandson! Hope the weather holds and love the view from the cottage window.

Brenda 75

Angie said...

That chest gets a huge wow ...and another now I have seen it finished.