...I am so pleased with how it finished up!
|can't wait to get my first christmas card to keep in here :)|
"Winter-y" so it could stay out all season long ~
((they are simply pinned on so they can be removed...))
|jingle all the way!|
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...
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.....
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 ~|
really helps make the finish so old looking!!
|tarnished silver ~ love!!!|
although he was quite smitten with the pre-tarnished pipe-cleaners and
'borrowed' a couple of them for his playtime fun!!
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 ~