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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

All the Comforts of Home.....

Tessie is ready to go. We finished the Magic Box this morning.

The last addition was a carrying strap on the outside. I used some black silk cording, some pieces of glove leather and a couple of jewelry findings. I knotted the cording on both ends and tied an overhand knot in the middle of it. Then I cut the glove pieces about two inches long and 3/4" wide and glued them over the cording, to the side of the box. I put a jewelery finding on either side of the cord on the leather to act as "rivets".

As you can see through the window, Tessie is in place and refuses to come out now. She has everything that she needs and is trying to get me to go somewhere to try it out.

I told her that, if she behaves until Wednesday, she might just get to go to the Wednesday Witches mini meeting.....Bribery does wonders.

Here she is, placidly ensconced in her chair. She finally decided that older was better. This is one that I spray painted black and added skeleton upholstery to last year. It was really getting weather beaten and faded.

Notice that she picked out the perfect wallpaper for the back wall...It's actually fabric, spray glued to the foam core that added depth to the wall.

She likes this particular chair because it has a book pocket in one arm.....What more could a girl ask, when traveling?

A book in the pocket, some Oreos to munch on, a fan(the window is non opening) and a pair of field glasses to see far away things, close up......

She could ask for ALL of the comforts of home....And get about half.

She insisted on taking Spike....No dog carrier, so she opted for an old carpet bag. Spike seems to like it in there.

She also dragged in a small TV, a plate of sliced fruit, several bottles of mysterious beverages and a crystal ball in a basket. She even had the presence of mind to bring along an unfinished basket to work on if she gets bored.

So far she has only put one "non essential item" in place. The wreath above the shelf is one that I made years ago. Passion vine tendrils make a very believable miniature grapevine wreath. You have to form them while the tendrils are still green and then let them dry in the formation that you chose. This one is about 20 years old, so I know that they last.

Oh! She also pilfered one of my braided rugs to keep her feet warm.

I think that she is settled in for the rest of the day....As I said before, all of the comforts of home. Maybe I will actually get some cleaning done in the workroom today......Fingers crossed.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Too cute, Casie! Tessie has the best of all fairy Godmothers. It's amazing how quickly you can whip something up!

Kathi said...

A great little "to go box!" Tessie seems to have everything she needs.
I don't see a seat nbelt. Did she forget about that? Don't worry, I won't remind her...

Caseymini said...

Kathi, after I finished the box, Tessie informed me that she didn't need a seatbelt. She told me, "The chair is fastened to the floor and if worse comes to worst, I can just zap my way out. Who am I to argue? Tessie knows best!

DollZandThingZ said...

Tessie lives large ...for someone so small! You have created a most wondrous place for her. Maybe she will take a nap...before she dreams up a new project and has you busy again!

MiniKat said...

Hmm... Best not let Maddie see this. When she travels with me she rides in the same shipping tube that she arrived inside.

Besides, I've got too many other projects I need to catch up on. ;-)

Merri said...

Now you've done it! Tessie will want to go everywhere! Ask her if she's willing to go through the Xray Eyes thing at the airport. After all, she'll have to be scanned too, to make sure she doesn't bring 'contraband' aboard an airplane. That should give her something to think about, LOL!

A Little More Minis said...

Very very magical!
I can see that Tessie is very satisfied with this travel box and that she is now hoping to come with you today to your wednesday's witches mini meeting :)

Hugs, Jollie

Caseymini said...

Merry, Tessie has been there and done that. She is a veteran traveler. She flew to Las Vegas last year. You will have to go back a ways and read her tales of travel. She has also been to Scottsdale a couple of times. She had to ride on the dashboard of the car. There are photos.LOL

Magickwyrds said...

Ooo- how did you make that fabulous carpet bag?