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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hi all,
Yesterday didn't quite go to plan. I drove Daisy round to get the bus as I was going food shopping afterwards (we usually walk as the bus stop isn't far from home). I saw her off, got in the car, and ... nothing. It was saying parking brake failure and electronic failure on the dashboard, so my heart sank, thinking it would be at least £500. I rang the AA and 2 hours later, they came (luckily, the car wasn't far from home so I went home and did the housework while I was waiting). The guy found the battery needed replacing, so although it cost money, it wasn't as much as I expected. I was a bit annoyed as I always have lots to do if I'm not working on a child free day and didn't manage to do it all, but there is always tomorrow!
Anyway, at Creative Craft, we are sponsored by Some Odd Girl. Our theme is anything but a card. I chose to make a little Easter treat box for Daisy. I got the idea and template from April's Crafts Beautiful magazine. It's quite hard to see on the photo, but I stuck cotton wool on the back for the bunny's tail. I'm not sure whether to make one for Martha or not. She won't want to be left out, but she might not leave the box as a box. She loves cutting and sticking, but when she is finished, she carefully takes it all off the paper and sticks it on her head.
Have a lovely day.


brenda said...

I imagine a new battery was quite a relief, we always expect the worse when cars break down.

Very sweet Easter basket Nikki.

B x

Susan.... said...

what a fun box Nikki ! glad the bill was not as high as you repairs can be extremely expensive !
susan x

CraftyC said...

Your treat box is so cute Nikki and sorry to hear about your car. Always the way aye!!

mixamatoasties said...

Love it! And all the chocolate that it might contain ;)

Susan x

pinky said...

That was a relief about the car, but even batteries cost the earth these days lol. Love your little Easter basket!!

Doreen said...

Oh my this is gorgeous,love that bunny. So glad it was only the battery on the

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nikki what a brilliant image and box this is just perfect for Easter, super work.
Lorraine x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Great bunny treat bag!

Glad the car didn't cost too much!

Samantha said...

Great bunny treats box! oh boy glad your car was not the £500 you were expecting hunny! but hell I know what you mean so annoying when things don't go to plan! but glad your ok and glad your not toooooo much out of pocket! hugs me xx

Mandy said...

Aww Nikki this is gorgeous hun, so sweet.
Lol at Martha, she's a crafter in the making :) I'm so pleased your car wasn't too poorly hun, I think we all know that heart sinking feeling with cars
hugs Mandy xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous Easter bunny box Nikki,love his eyes..So pleased that the car problem wasn't too expensive...
Mandy x

June Nelson said...

Love it its sooooo cute xxxxx

Jules said...

Loving your Easter bunny Nikki .. .. does it still have as many goodies inside I wonder?

Shame about needing a new battery .. .. but as you say it could have been worse.

Love Jules xx