Ages and ages ago I found a cute little underwater themed suitcase in Tiger Stores and bought it despite having absolutely no idea what I would do with it. I knew it would come in useful at some stage. (well, that's how I justified the purchase at the time at least!)
When I made my last craft project I had a brainwave and decided to use the little case as an 'underwater' home for the little Mermaid Dolls. It was really easy to put together and makes a perfect small world play set.
To make it, I printed out an 'underwater' image and stuck it to the bottom of the case. Then I stuck some very fine grade sandpaper to the lid side to make a sandy sea-bed.
I bought some fish tank decorations and little fish to embellish it, added stones, shells, glass beads and some 'treasure' (beads and tiny gold coins) for interest.
I had so much fun setting it up for this photograph and luckily the girls were in Naíonra so I had it all to myself too :)
So...I thought I might offer it as a little giveaway. That's if you'd even be interested in it? I'm just realising that just because I've enjoyed making something to play with - it doesn't necessarily follow that anyone else would even want it...
But if you DO feel you might like a Merfolk habitat around the place, please feel free to leave a comment below and I'll choose a winner at random next Tuesday when I get back from an exciting little trip I have been looking forward to for ages. More on that soon.
In the meantime, it might be a little quiet around here because I'll be busy packing suitcase(s)!!
Note: This Play Set is NOT suitable for children under the age of three - because it's basically ALL small parts and therefore a bit of a scary choking hazard!