Thursday, January 7, 2010

les petits fortunes



We always have a Chinese food take-out menu in the kitchen.



Of course, now it has been cut up. Not to worry -- we generally order the same dishes. Graphically, I think this menu is very cool and I have always been intrigued with menus from Chinese restaurants. {Strange but true} I always wonder how there can be so many dishes made from such similar ingredients? (I won't bore you with that whole thing but I could go on)



I also thought it would be fun to type and print little fortunes, or should I call them les petits fortunes?



While feeling snippy, I made a lantern, too.
A fun kid's craft idea for Chinese New Year next month



I have a feeling I will be picking up more take-out menus very soon. Maybe some wonton soup, too. It's freezing outside today!

xo

ps
New les petits tiroirs are being added to my Etsy shop

44 comments:

debi said...

Oh, I love your little fortune boxes! What a cute idea! You clever girl you.

Scrap for Joy said...

You are so resourceful Elyse! Your wee matchboxes are all so dear!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Well, aren't you the clever, creative girl! I love this idea, Elyse. And I love Chinese take-out. I believe you've got a winner here.
Brenda

Rebecca said...

DARLING! These would be sooo sweet for Favors!

xoRebecca

Lori said...

hot and spicy huh? i thought so...hee hee...LOVE the menu used for papering one of your wee boxes, that is so clever...and the little fortunes inside are too cute!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Cute ideas love the boxes but I really like the lantern idea.
I think I'll be making these with
my kids at school.
thanks for the idea.

Melinda

Claudia said...

Oh boy - how cute! I love Chinese food and we don't have a good restaurant near us anymore, darn! The fortune boxes are so adorable!

xoxo
Claudia

Terri said...

Oh my gosh...I love your new fortune idea and the lantern is tooooo cute! I keep our take out plastic boxes to package my rice crispie sushi that I give to our friend's kiddos! (Of course I wash them out...he he)I also tie chopstix to the top of the package!

Sandi said...

Too cute Elyse!! You have the neatest ideas!!
Hugs~

Cottage Rose said...

OH I just love them!!! and the menu is Pink,, how cool is that... You have such wonderful crafty ideas.. they are going to be a great hit...

Hugs;
Alaura

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

What a great idea...Chinese tonight perhaps ;)

Theresa said...

Too cute! I predict you are going to make a fortune:) Couldn't resist! Hugs!

The Garden Bell said...

Just how clever can you get. Wonderful pictures. Love the Hot and Spicey. It is making me hungry, however.

Lisa said...

So sweet, Elyse! And such happy fortunes!

umi_e said...

you are so talented and so creative! All of it are so pretty ;)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Look at you- more creativity flowing- I love these little drawers- and I love Chinese!
I was sure hoping that you tucked a little bit a creative juices in my wonderful box but I think you must have kept it all for yourself as I don't have a creative thought one these days- might be because of my head being stopped up from this cold- oh well, that's the excuse I will use for now!

blessings
mary

Lisa said...

Really cute!! Well done! I know you are having fun! Got to do something in this cold!!
Hugs, Lisa

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Elyse, I love your fortune boxes.. always pretty boxes.. and the lantern, yeap the right time to celebrate CNY..

aimee said...

you are full of the coolest ideas! now that you have also made me crave wonton soup ill have to have that for lunc tomorrow :)
blessings,
aimee

aimee said...

you are full of the coolest ideas! now that you have also made me crave wonton soup ill have to have that for lunc tomorrow :)
blessings,
aimee

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Sweetie, you are killing me with these darling match boxes! I am so thrilled I own several now! Love these to!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend! Thinking of you and yours.

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

Too cute! Love the little fortune boxes. You are just too sassy for words. :) Have a great day.

Kelli

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

What a charming idea - your miniature items are always so cute and clever!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You are so clever Elyse! The take out menu looks so neat on your boxes! And the fortunes?? LOVE! All your boxes are just so pretty, I need to come in and get some.
I rushed right over to Victorian Trading to look at the ornaments! YES, I simply adore them!! You are so sweet!
Hugs,
Amy

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Goodness me, you are so able and imaginative, I am so useless at making things, I really must practice and you have inspired me to get the scissors and glue out xx

Zuzu said...

These rock!!! The graphics, the colors, that little pink rose and the red ribbon! But the pièce de résistance are the little fortunes!

KUDOS!
Zuzu

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! You come up with the best ideas...you should write a book! Love the way the colors and print really make these items pop!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Thank you, now I want Chinese food!! You better order some so you can make more cute stuff!! Also, wanted to give you a head's up on a new little blog I found that looks right up your alley. It's called www.freeprettythingsforyou.com ~ it's so cute and so you! Enjoy ~♥

Atelier de Charo said...

Qué lindas las cajitas de la fortuna. You are so creative Elyse!!!!
Hugs
Charo

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh BRAVO! This is so awesome. It's fun, it's fresh. I'm hungry! We love chinese food too and frequent Pick up Stix, yum. Really adorable.

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Elise said...

Elyse
I really enjoy your blog! Every time I visit it is such fun. Hope you had a lovely holiday, and that 2010 will totally rock with creating all over the place!
Love,
Elise

Cottage Flair said...

I am always so amazed at the clever and cute projects you come up with. These are great!! I hope you had a happy holiday! I need to get back to work and back to blogging!!
Jennifer

Pins + Paper said...

I love these Chinese fortune inspired crafts!

~ Kristen

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Love your creative talents...great post, come by and say hello, Dianne

Ana said...

Hi Elyse,
CUTE!!!! I think your petits fortunes are too cute. You are just so clever...Have a wonderful day my friend.

Hugs & Kisses,
♥Ana

The American Homemaker said...

such cute ideas! And I always order the same thing at my fave Chinese place too lol

Candy said...

Well those are just the sweetest little things...and I'll take the hot and spicy soup please.
Warm Sunday Blessings ;-)

Beach Vintage said...

I love the way you think Elyse. Outside the square so to speak. Hope you had a great New Year and look forward to reading your blog in 2010.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh such adorable ideas.
You make everything so adorable.
Thank you also for the lovely comment about James' new book.
lots of love
Alison
x

Angela Harris said...

very very beautiful creations~! you Etsy shop is gorgeous !
~Angela Harris

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

The small boxes are so pretty and cute. And to add - a fun fortune is in store. Now that is a great way to use menus :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Bethany said...

i LOVED mine.
i love love love the lantern, hot and spicy! you're so clever.

GlitterGlimps said...

Wow, CUTE and Gorgeous. I LOVE IT ! ^ _ ^
Warm Winter Wishes,
Saskia