I went into the workroom with the intention of working on minis this morning. I messed with some of the solid glass grapes and other beads and findings for a while. I made three bottles and discovered that I really wasn't in the mood.
It's cloudy outside and just dreary. I want my sun back. It's a good thing that the monsoon season is almost finished.
I am waiting for an order of lights, etc. for the the townhouse to get here. There was a 20% sale at HBS this week, so I figured it was a good time to get them. They should be here in the next day or two. As soon as they get here, I am going to get seriously to work. Tessie wants the house finished and I want to do something else. I realllllly want to do something else. Reallllly.
When I got bored with beads, I spotted the little lidded basket that I bought at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. That would be a quick item to make fancy.
It's just the right size to put a couple of mini rug projects in while I am working on them, so I went to work.
I stained it with provincial Min Wax the same day that I brought it home, so it was ready to work on.
First I measured the inside and lined it with black foam core. Nothing fancy because I will be the only one to see it. I just wanted to make it so that I wouldn't loose needles through the loosely woven outside.
Then I cut pieces of illustration board to fit the inner and outer recesses of the lid. I padded both pieces with one layer of bonded batting and covered each with some bright, happy material that Tessie picked out of the stash.....She says that the box would make a cozy place to hide when she wants to get away from Zar....She is now trying to talk me into padding the whole interior....For some reason, that gives me visions of a padded cell......
Anyway, here's the outside. The red button was meant to be. It was laying on the worktable under the Ott light, just waiting to be used.
I am thinking that I should do some more digging and see if I can find some ribbon or trim to cover the side edges of the top. They were not very well finished.
I have a feeling that Tessie is going to have some fun hiding in there and jumping out at me whilst I am trying to work....Not a Jack in the box...Tessie in the Box. I wonder why I have never seen a female person jumping out of a box before. Maybe she will start a new fad.....
OK. Enough stalling. I am going back to work now.....Unfortunately, I will be cleaning out the real refrigerator.....As they say, "Reality Bites!"
See you tomorrow.