Friday, June 11, 2010


The lastest issue of Somerset Life has oodles of quick/easy projects to make which is where I got  the inspiration to make these pouches.  I didn't actually buy the magazine so if any one knows the name of the gal who made these let me know.    I made these gift pouches with toilet paper roles, old ledger paper and images plus a layer of wax.  They are SO addicting.  If I didn't have a full weekend teaching I would have made more but instead will have to wait till I get home.  I filled them with goodies for my treasure necklace kits and attached them to paper bags that have even more stuff in them.   When I get back I will try to do a little tut on them. 
Here is a necklace I just sold with old keys:
talk to you soon!


Maija said...

They are wicked cool, Robin!!!

Diva Kreszl said...

love the bags!!!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

These are very cool - but, um, I don't see where the toilet paper tubes were used LOL

am I really that dense?

Home and Heart said...

The name of the artist is Becky Shander!!! I LOVE these!! Who knew a flattened TP tube could be so pretty?!! I have been wanting to try making them since I bought the mag. Your's are gorgeous!!!

lindamay said...

Robin, these are great. I often peruse and don't buy these magazines. I probably don't remember everything I read like this, but somehow it filters into my creative consciousness and comes out in some incarnation or other.

Riki Schumacher said...

LOVE them Robin. You did a great job. I'll have to check out that issue and see who did those. Great job, Riki

Gypsy Purple said...

What a fabulous idea!!! They look stunning!!

chrissy said...

i wanna kit.
i love the bags.
you oooooze talent sister.
love the key necklace too.
what kind of treasures do you think were unlocked and freed or locked in, with all those wonderful keys?
missing you.

MosaicMagpie said...

Those toilet rolls have NEVER LOOKED BETTER. Love those how much fun!

lindy said...

I LOVE these! How lucky are your students! The things you can do with toilet paper rolls!

Home and Heart said...

P.S. Oh PLEASE host a tutorial!! I would be thrilled and grateful!!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing! These are amazing! Love your blog and I just became a follower.


JoAnn said...

These are GREAT!!
I have that issue, someone already mentioned, it's Becky Shandler. So much inspiration, love it.

Sissy Dre said...

Love the key necklace ~ so did the person who bought it ~ Dang... But hey you reminded me how much I miss using "wax", going to take it out tomorrow and play with it using images on bottles ~ Great Idea ~ Much Love Andrea

JoAnn said...

Happy to hear your class is full at Harmony Works :)
I wish the photos were from my home, they were taken from a few favorite spots from our travels.
Thanks for stopping by too!
See you soon, j