The beginning of the Sizzix blog hop is finally here, hopefully my post here in the UK will upload at the same time as my friends in the USA if I have managed to work out Eastern time compared with GMT correctly!
Our first project is to use Eileen Hull's 3D Scoreboard house for the Sizzix Pro, we were all sent the house ready cut in white matboard cut using the Big Shot Pro, I would love one of these 13" machines. I thought for a while on how I would decorate it, but couldn't really decide what to do until I was collecting laundry from my 13 year old daughter's room. I spied one of her baby shoes on her shelf, they were her first 'proper' shoes and I remember the day I took her to buy them (our car conked out on the motorway coming home and we were stranded) As soon as I saw it I realised it would fit into the house and I could use it to make a keepsake inspired by the poem "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe". I cut half of one of the walls from the house and placed it over the shoe, I thought it looked great! I was tempted to decorate the shoe but Georgina asked me not to damage it at all as she wanted to keep it so I made a fence from the Sizzix 'On The Fence' edge die and decorated that with grass and flowers. I love the way it turned out and I'm keeping an eye out for some little dolls to use for children!