Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Looking After The Pennies...

Apologies to all you non-crafters out there who know it is far too early to start talking about Christmas (I love Christmas, but only in December - for the other 11 months of the year it's just wrong).  But as a crafter and a shop owner I need to start thinking about it now.  In fact, I should've started thinking about it a while ago but I refuse to give over more than 4 months of the year to preparing for one day.  As a shop-owner, I need to start stocking up my shop.  As a crafter, I need to decide who's getting a handmade present and what they're getting.  And as a mummy, I need to start saving. Fortunately I have a toddler who'll be delighted if he gets a  couple more die cast Chuggington trains to add to his collection, so I don't need to save too much.  I can't say I'm looking forward to the days when he's old enough to want expensive gadgets and too old to believe that Santa doesn't bring electrical items because elves are rubbish at soldering circuit boards...  Which all brings us nicely to today's handmade items - money boxes!  Because, as every child knows, you can't save up without a money box.  And if you put aside £5 every weekend from now until Christmas, you'll have £80 to treat yourself.

Blue Cloud Piggy Bank by Chromaticism
£5 (+ £5 p&p)
Ceramic blue cloud piggy bank, upcycled by repainting it. I have painted this pig with oil paint and linseed oil, with an emulsion undercoat. The plug is made of plastic and is easily removable so is perfect for children also.

Captain America Money Box by Balooga
£10.33 (+ £4.20 p&p)
Captain America moneybox, varnished to withstand general wear and tear. 

Handcrafted Ceramic Cat Money Box by BlueBellesArt
£32.27 (+ £3.87 p&p)
Ceramic cat money box to keep your pennies in.  It is a wooden frame underneath, then I handcut tiles to create this gorgeous grey and white cat design. There is a wooden catch at the bottom so you can get your money out.  This is a unique one off piece. and a cute novel way of saving your pennies for cat lovers. 

Farm Animal Money Box by WithHugsandKisses
£22.58 (+ £3.23 p&p)
Old Mac Donald had a farm e i e i o!  This gorgous little wooden box is perfect for saving your little ones coins.  Each money box is hand painted and we can even add a message to the bottom of the box if you wish to make it that extra little bit special.  Money box measures approximately 12cm x 12cm x 10cm

Hedgehog Money Box by cupcakehq
£25 (+ £5 p&p)
Handmade ceramic hedgehog money box.  Each money box has a plastic stopper, so there's no need to smash for your cash.  Ceramic hedgehog money box dimensions: height 7cm / width 14cm.

Personalised Wooden Money Box by zencuddles
£8.39 (+ £2.90 p&p)
Gorgeous handmade wooden money box with bottom removal. Finished off with a polka dot decoration and a wooden heart or star. Size apx 4" x 4.5" x 3".

Red Shoe Money Box by dawitchi
£4 (+ £3.50 p&p)
Wipe clean only.
This item was shop bought from a charity shop and painted on.  Only the cost of materials were added to the price.  Approx 20cm high. 

Saving For A Rainy Day Money Box by scattyartist
£13.55 (+ £2.24 p&p)
A little China Money Cube with a plastic bung underneath so that you can get to all those saved pennies!  Measures 8 x 8 x 9H cms Approx.  All items are signed by the artist.

Hobbit-Inspired Smaug Money Box by GelertDesigns
£7 (+ £3 p&p)
Ceramic money box inspired by Samug, the dragon in JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. Whereas he slept on a pile of treasure, times have changed and now you can keep your treasure in this cute money box - safer than a bank!  It is the same dimensions as a regular European mug, has a slot in the top and a rubber bung in the bottom so you can easily retrieve your treasure! The wrap around print features a dragon and the phrase "Smaug's Treasure Hoarde" in a suitable script.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Thank you so much for featuring my money box :0)Here's my blog
    Now following you and looking forward to more British goodies :0)Laura x