Helping Hudson challenge #6

If you saw last week's posts of my Helping Hudson challenges and you're paying any attention at all (and have a modicum of mathematical capability) you'll be wondering why my last challenge was number three and all of a sudden I'm posting number six.

You haven't missed anything, I promise, it's just that I saw this challenge and it piqued my interest, so much so that I dropped everything to have a go and will get to the previous two challenges as soon as I can.

Wanna know what got me so intrigued....?!


octagon-box_smallIt's a very funky printable template for an octagonal box and the challenge entries that are popping up over there are quite simply amazing!

I started envisaging my entry as soon as I downloaded the template - I wasn't going to be happy until I was able to make this into......



Yep, this project shouted Faber Castell HB to me as soon as I saw it, but you can thank my handsome husband for the idea of the eraser and the "shavings".

In fact, it was rather a collaborative effort all around, as Mr Pythagoras and his handy dandy theorem played a large part in getting the measurements right for the "lid" too.

Thanks again to Tim who remembered that there was a Pythagoras and that he had a theorem...

Who ever said that trigonometry would never be a useful subject once you'd left school..?!

The lid is hinged on one side and flips up jauntily to fit any number of delights inside...


My big girl has been hovering around, as she tends to do whenever there is a fun project in progress, and no doubt as soon as I finish posting this, I will get the inevitable "Who's that for?"/"Can I have it?" barrage of questions :)

The challenge is open for another couple of days, so if you want to have a go - head over -->HERE<--, download the template and go for your life!

"Helping Hudson Challenge #6 - Pencil Box" Stamps: None Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Going Grey, Pixie Pink, Creamy Caramel Ink: None Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch