Thursday, 8 November 2012

Nesting box........

In October a group of like mind creative peeps just like myself make the journey out to a small rural town here in WA for Retreat. 

The Hyden retreat is held in March and October every year and this has fast become somewhat of an institution with our Perth group growing in number each time we go.

It's three long glorious days surrounded by like minded creative women who are there with one mission in mind - CREATE!!!

I have to confess my mojo is never as good as it has been the last several time I have been. Im not sure what thats about? Could be the water? the fresh country air maybe?, having my girls all around me and their mojo rubbing off?, I can't quite put my finger on it but it's a magical recipe.

Jenny, Tina and myself were there yet again. Every October retreat is a fund raising breast cancer retreat and always has a pink theme. This year we went as city cowgirls! We looked gorgeous of course! hahahaha

City Cowgirls.

As always Karen is always so supportive of both small and local businesses in the craft industry, so Moulds by Mel went to Hyden. Thank you to both Karen and all the other retreat ladies for allowing us to come and show you what we are all about.

Moulds by Mel at Hyden Retreat.

We ritually visit the Hyden op shop on saturday morning to scope out some bargains. Tina spotted this shadow box and let me have it to work my magic on. Im so glad she did, as I went to town on this little guy and completely love the final product. I wanted to go for a very earthy, darkish, forrest kinda feel and I think i might have done it. It wouldnt be mine unless there was a bit of sparkle at least so i had to had some glitter! hahahah

I think it needs some eggs? what do you think?

I'm thinking it really needs some eggs in the little pidgey holes? What do you think? Should I get to work and make some egg moulds? Wouldn't they be great.

I just went to town with the layering!

If you'd like to see the mushroom mould just click here

Stay tuned to the blog for some exciting things coming up very soon with Moulds by Mel. 

Mel xxx


  1. You create some wondrous things Mel, the shadow box is beautiful, maybe just one or three eggs and leave some holes bare. Mushroom mold is a cutey.

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