My daughter’s birthday was a couple of months ago. Because the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, she is a “maker,” like her Mom, so I decided to decorate a box in which she can keep all those little things. I am unable to use my sewing machine now, so I’ve been finding projects I can do while resting.
The plain box below was for sale for $14.95.
I used paint and objects I found around the house.
Above: Open right drawer of box. Includes a rose packet of vintage needles.
Above: The other level, open, on the right side of the box. I used a vintage pattern, and gave her some bling.
Above: An image of the girl herself is in the front top center drawer.
Above: a portion of the back of the box.
Above: the left side of the box.
Above: Sewing box front.
This project was fun!
Tomorrow, this sign will hang in a store window at 12 Main Street in Chatham, NY. My two daughters and I will be selling our handmade goods, from 11 am to 4 pm. I have been able to work slowly on some small items for the sale.
Below are some more tiny worlds, small living terrariums, which will be for sale. I also will show some woolen goods, ornaments, and some jewelry. Stop by if you are in Chatham!
Woman in heart terrarium.
Reindeer in terrarium.
Eagle in terrarium.
Close-up of eagle.
This link is via Ann, and the blog Exopermaculture. Renate Hiller on “Handwork” caught my attention because one of the activities I’ve loved doing lately is working with fibers. This video expresses it beautifully.
I love creating objects by hand, which can be a form of meditation. Someone once said that in the Western world, creating by hand is a subversive activity.
Today I finished a lunchbox! Click on the photo for more photos and details about it.
Until yesterday’s injury to my finger, I had been working on holiday gifts for my family,
and possibly for yours!
Visit my studio page to see more.
BTW, my hand is feeling better today.