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Making a treat tin

I find it very hard to make presents for guys. It's so much easier with girls - alter something, add some flowers, and you're done. You could go the steampunk route of course, but I didn't feel it was right for a fathers day present.

Then I thought about my dad's dog - Oscar. I decided to make a treat tin for him, out of an altoids tin.


The inside is painted black around the sides.


The dog paper is simply white paper with some stamps I had. You can see this by the fact that the dogs on the top and bottom are in different arrangements.


The outside is painted black as well, and then kraft resist arrow paper was used with some distress ink.


A polymer clay bonio - it even says woof (courtesy of a stamp)


I painted some cardboard with gathered tigs and made it into a collar, added a fragment for the tag, then the bone and the word treats.


Spending wise the Sky bill came out (£21.50) and I decided to buy some easter eggs, some Danone yoghurt drinks, some Doritos and a banana custard Muller Light yoghurt (which was disgusting!)

Finally the tasks

1. Starry Night cross stitch (DONE!)
2. Project book (DONE!)
3. Complete book plans (no progress)
4. Read and review 100 books (54/100)
5. Make 14 christmas presents (no progress)
6. Make 11 birthday presents (9/11)
7. Make calendar, box and tags (no progress)
8. Hit minimum savings target (34%)
9. Kili cross stitch (started)
10. Write 50,000 words (no progress)

Hopefully I'll make a good dent in some of the tasks this week

Happy crafting 
Ems

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