When I was a kid, I loved little boxes. I never had much to put in them, but I still liked having them. Now that I do lots of crafting, I have lots of little things to organize, and I wish I still had all those little boxes. (What happened to them?)
I was at The Scrapbook Shop of St. Paul a couple weeks back and found this darling little white paperboard jewelry box. It has storage on top with tiny compartments, and two drawers with more little compartments. Often when I look at craft supplies – like papers or fabric or plain boxes, I think, “I could do something with that.” But then I get stuck at, “What should I do with that?” This time, though, I knew. I saw the box and had a gingham-y, picnic-y vision.
I spent two nights painting test versions in a sketch pad, until I finally came up with a design that mimicked gingham, rick-rack, and simple embroidered flowers.
The sides are polka-dotted, and the drawers trimmed with cardinal-colored “stitches”.
One more project done!
Okay, so this one wasn’t exactly sitting in my “to do” pile for very long, but I’m actually pretty proud of that, too!