Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jack and Jill went up the Hill

Jack and Jill went up the hill  - this is my entry into Inspiration Avenue's weekly challenge : Nursery Rhymes


a shadow box - ready to hang

Jack and Jill

went up the hill

to fetch a pail of water

Jack fell down 

and broke his crown

and Jill came tumbling after

Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after!!!

Look at that bucket go flying!  I had such fun creating Jack n Jill.  They are part of my nursery rhyme series.  These are Swiss or German dolls and when I saw them they immediately looked like Jack and Jill to me.  They are in perfect condition and are attached to the box with miracle putty - so they can be taken out of the box or be moved around inside the box!!

I used vintage lace and ribbon and vintage seamless ribbon everywhere!

I lined the box with vintage prints, and extracts from Jack n Jill and a vintage German dictionary.  They are part of the Mother Goose compilation, so I included an image from Mother Goose.

I added miniature alphabet blocks for the pails to rest on.  A book title frame has a repeat image of the background print of Jack n Jill tumbling down the hill.  I have added a miniature straw hat with flowers, just above the red bucket, on the inside of the box.  The hat goes flying as Jill tumbles down.

All my pieces have a white dove.  You can read more about the reason for this and the meaning of the white dove to me personally, in my article 'Faith' here :   

As with all my pieces this one comes labelled with a Certificate of Authenticity and a serial number which is part of a catalogue.  

This little treasure will be available on Etsy along with other vignettes in my Nursery Rhyme series.


  1. Wow! This is a lot of work! And it came out so well! Congrats on a great job!

  2. I was so happy to see you participate in our challenge this week...I love LOVE your work and this piece is another wonderful work of art!♥♥♥

  3. So much detail and work. Thanks for joining in and sharing with us your fabulous piece!

  4. It was great fun - I love nursery rhymes and fairy tales - this one inspired me to do some others as well - thanks for running the weekly challenge - nothing like a bit of inspiration to stir the creativity!

  5. Wow - full of pretty and imaginative detail! Fabulous entry for the IA nursery challenge!

    Kat :-)


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