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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tinsel Towne christmas card keeper finish!

finished up this awesome little box last night ~
...I am so pleased with how it finished up!
can't wait to get my first christmas card to keep in here :)

I wanted to keep it less "Christmas-y" and more
"Winter-y" so it could stay out all season long ~
but I had to add the jingler-bells for fun ~
((they are simply pinned on so they can be removed...))

jingle all the way!
 I thought at first I would cover the box with fabric,
but that turned out to be a challenge because of the lip on the bottom of the box,
so I base painted it black then comb-painted it in a muted sage color paint...

I painted the inside of the box black too,
then added old yellowed book papers to the bottom & inside of the lid ~
I'll likely toss in a handful of whole cloves,
some dried tangerine peels and a couple of dried pine needles ~
together they smell like Christmas to me.....

 and I wanted to dress it up just a little more, but still simply,
so I tied a length of crinkle-ribbon 'round the sides ~
looks like a pretty little package waiting under the tree!!
waiting to be filled with Holiday Joy ~
 and you can see that tarnished silver pipe-cleaner I told you about,...
really helps make the finish so old looking!!

tarnished silver ~ love!!!
 and as you can tell by the look on his face, Iggy approves of my project...
although he was quite smitten with the pre-tarnished pipe-cleaners and
'borrowed' a couple of them for his playtime fun!!
Hi Ig!
So there you have it ~ 2 of 4 new projects to fill your winter days-to-come...
as soon as the models are stitched for the next two, I will be putting togather kits for all 4 new designs and should have them released by November 1st ~
Hoping you all enjoy this beautiful Autumn day!!!
Blessings from Notforgotten Farm...


The French Bear said...

That is fabulous Lori, I am making this one for sure, can't wait for the pattern to come out. So cute that Iggy enjoys watching you....I love that!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Mags! Thanks so much!!!

denise said...

love it! i think i need tat pattern. denise

Nancee said...

You are Fabulous girl, I can't believe how fast you work. Love it all.

Cindy in Virginia said...

Absoutely LOVE, Lori! Both your box And your sweet kitty, so precious! You are SO creative!

cucki said...

wow it is so cute..
hugs xxx

Krista said...

what a great new design, and Iggy sure is the cutest! :)

Paula said...

Dear Lori, Your Christmas card keeper box is gorgeous! I LOVE it and all of the sweet details. You did a beautiful job sweetie! I love your wonderful Tinsel Towne design, the jingle bells, ribbon, pipe cleaner and the lovely paint and book paper! Cloves, tangerine peels and pine needles will be a wonderful addition! This is such a special creation and I look forward to the pattern and kit for this and your other projects! Oh my! Iggy is so SWEET! I can see he is very charming! I am glad he had fun with the pipe cleaners. Have a wonderful autumn day at your beautiful farmhouse! Many blessings, Paula

gloriahanaway said...

LOVE THIS!!! Iggy has that pre-Christmas look on his face that says, "Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, your ornaments are history!".

NMK said...

Love this special Christmas Box .... the tinsel & bells are great touches & ribbon all around...just perfect & I love your idea to make it smell Christmassy inside !!! Put me down for "Must Have This pattern too !!!"

Cinlyn said...

Love it!

marly said...

This is one of my favorites of your designs. Well, maybe my favorite. But there's Homeplace .. Pennsylvania Pillowe .. Sewing Basket - OK. This is my favorite. Today.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Thanks everyone!!!!!
(just wait till you see the next two designs!)

Jackie Myers said...

Love this ! And Iggy is soooo cute !

Elena - Gatti e Crocette said...

Really beautiful, I love it!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

It's official...I love you... :) Posting fall pics of my humble little have to be in it right now stuck in the city apartment for the time being homestead later today, love to have you drop by for a visit!! BTW I lost all old info on my other pc and am having a few issues with Samplermakers. If u could shoot me an email that would be great! kpprimitives at roadrunner dot com Thanks!! ~Kriss~

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

The Christmas Card Keeper is really nice!! I love Iggy too!

Louise said...

Your project came out beautiful!! Your kitty is so adorable too :)
Love everything you do, and I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Lori~ Love, love, love it! You are such an inspiration to me...
~Debbie Mooney

jody said...

love it lori, so prim and fun! and love iggy too! enjoy your evening!

Anonymous said...

I just love ths little box! Every detail makes it so very special. You are soooo talented!

Anonymous said...

Love it love it love it!! And, Iggy, too ~ what a character!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love this project ~ it looks so old!

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