Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Dilemma






I need your help...please!
I dragged my poor husband down the M6 (not literally) to Ikea at 8pm last night to try and find some kind of frame for my Huglies ~ as the Stafford 'Open' at the Shire Hall ~ call for entries ~ happens this Friday. Although this is not a craft based show, I asked advice from one of the staff and she said they could be entered under 'mixed media'. Anyway I thought it was worth a try, as the exhib is for two months (good showcase, me thinks). Of course, Ikea only had one type of box frame which was not deep enough, so we had to have a search for the best next thing and ended up buying three fabric~cy storage boxes, as per photos.
I thought the Huglies looked quite good dangling from the edge but I don't think they are high enough in the box and does the box look cheap? I bought them thinking they could be mirror plated to the wall quite easily (if they were accepted of course)! Your thoughts and comments would be most welcome, as I am all at sea!

6 comments:

mrsjevs said...

Could they sit on something, like vintage cotton reels? I'm sure someone else will come up with a better suggestion, but good luck anyway.

Gigibird said...

What those boxes reminded me of was an Aricula theatre. I think if it’s your husband who handy with wood and nails then you should get a ‘Hugly theatre’ made to show them at their best. However right now you need those boxes to work for you….I think the Hugly’s should sit on something so they look more centrally based when looking at them. A ramekin sized ‘seat’ painted black so it blends in with the box interior; also this will make ‘styling’ easier. Maybe even part of an old egg box?

hens teeth said...

Maureen and Lynn ~ thank you both. I shall try both of your suggestions ~ I feel a bit more enthusiastic now ~ thanks again.

hens teeth said...

By the way Maureen ~ have you looked at lynn's blog ~ gigibird and associated blogs ~ they are great :-)

Gigibird said...

Hey, what about putting them in an old bird nest - so they look like they have just hatched?

mrsjevs said...

Thanks for the link to Gigibird. Fabulous!