Over the last few days, as the entries rolled in for the Great Tissue Box Challenge 2010, I have enjoyed some of my happiest moments as a blogger. First off, people actually took part! That fact alone makes my year and has me smiling from ear to ear. And secondly, not only did they join in, but they managed to create some of the best things to appear on this blog yet.
I will NOT be announcing the winners today. I will leave that for tomorrow... Today I want to show you some of the "Rebel Tissue Box House Entries". As you know, I did set out some rules and will abide by those rules in order to choose the winners. The following entries may not win in the conventional sense but they so warmed my heart that I WILL NOT dismiss them without mention.
Here is Doro's entry from the beautiful blog Punkt Punkt Komma Strich (which translates to: Dot Dot Comma Dash). She created 5 whimsical and gorgeously round tissue box house ornaments, and shows us very clearly how she went about it. And look, there are even people living inside! How sweet and joyful are they?
Andrea from the Akinna Stisue blog submitted a little tissue box house created by her 4-year-old daughter Susi! Susi did such a fine job constructing her little house (below) and the Christmas details she added are just right. She made it specially for Santa Claus and, as you can see, Susi attached a very secret wish list for him. I wonder what it says...
One of my faithful readers, and author of DM Blog, submitted this little desert village which she created with her grandson. However, DM is particularly rebellious. She didn't use tissue boxes to build her houses but rather cereal boxes, tisk tisk... But, she did fully disclose her transgression, and I felt that her honesty was very refreshing.
And finally, feast your eyes on the entry submitted by the too-talented Mich L. in L.A. Yes, it's a secret-compartment tissue box house necklace!!! Isn't it magical? Michelle is a jewelry-maker who travels down some very inventive routes to get to her unexpectedly delightful creations. And you can travel with her too because she provides the steps to show you exactly how to make it!