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Monday, September 20, 2010

"What's A Girl to Do?" Part 4

What's a girl to do when "grilling season" is almost over and she has lots and lots of THESE leftover??

...she makes these...

...and fills them with "tresors" like this....

...and this...

I fell in love with the concept of making these petite inspiration boxes when i joined my first petite box swap with Heather at Speckled Egg last fall. It was fun and challenging to transform these ho-hum matchboxes into little paquets filled with inspiration. I've joined a few more swaps since then and have been making some for gifts as well. 
These will go up in my ETSY shop soon!

Oh Happy Day!

Avec Amour,


  1. OMG ~ you are brilliant!!! When I first saw these I thought you were going to take all the matches out and arrange them in little shot glasses ~ trim the glasses with lace and perhaps put a label on it. LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!! They are absolutely gorgeous and you never cease to amaze me. I want one ~ no make that I WANT SOME!!! Gosh, I really want some. Hugs to you. Marilyn

  2. Those are so gorgeous! You're so creative! I would've just shoved them away in a drawer somewhere but wow, you really turned them into something special:)

  3. Those are really beautiful! Are you participating Heather's black & white petite inspiration swap that is going on now?

  4. Michelle, those are BEAUTIFUL!...pure loveliness. Theresa xoxo

  5. So petite and pretty!! Love them Michelle!

  6. very sweet! I would love to get one of those in my christmas stocking!!

  7. Oh...my...goodness! Those are FABULOUS! You've been a very creative lady making these! ;) LOVE THEM!

  8. My first words were....Oh, these are gorgeous! I hope I get to snag one! They are beautiful and so unique.

  9. These are gorgeous Michelle!! I have always wanted to try that, but we buy the book matches. Gonna have to change that! LOL

  10. I was just thinking the exact same over here - how fun is that. Your boxes are so beautiful Michelle. Definately going to keep an eye out for those. Awesome.
    xo Tina

  11. These are mad, I love them but there is def something a little mad about making mini matchbox treasure chests :p.

    I can imagine my partners response if I made these "err why are you decorating a matchbox?"


  12. Hi Michelle my Belle,
    Your designs are fabulous!! I will have to pick up a few of these wonderful treasures!
    I just had to stop by and tell you that I'm back and I have so missed talking with you my sweet friend.
    Have a great night!!

  13. I think it is a wonderful idea that little boxes!
    So lovely!

    Regards Janny.

  14. Michelle!

    I'm in love! In love with your blog and all of your creations!!!! I have NO shame...I love you!

    Lisa at Tarnished and Tattered told me about you today and when I clicked here...omg...I fell in LOVE! Soooooo, I'm blaming her for my new addiction!!!! (this is not a bad thing :)

    Gosh girl, I'm so happy to meet you. Your blog and all of your photos are just gorgeous!!!

  15. Michelle,
    Girlfriend, these are AMAZING!!! I love religious icons and these are too cool! Very creative. Lisa

  16. Oh Michelle I have been working so hard that I wanted to contact you sooner but time slipped away.
    Thanks for your lovely message sent via Rhonda.
    I will be checking in more often and I always check your shop now for all things new.
    These boxes are soooo awesome.

  17. These are amazing!!!!!!!!!!

    I have covered my match boxes with music paper and my tea bag roses, but these are such a sweet change from that. And, I just got little crosses in a treasure jar, complete with rhinestones.
    Gonna add this to my list for sure!


    barbara jean


Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.