November 11, 2012

A project and a giveaway

Hello, and a  happy Veteran's Day to all of you who are or have veterans among your families and friends. After some unseasonal hot weather last week, we seem to be headed for a little relief in that area and very welcome it will be. 

This week I went to the second big rummage sale at Bering Methodist Church; I didn't do as well as in the spring, but got a few goodies that will show up before long. Also a long put off project was finally tackled. Some time last year I got this at Sand Dollar for less than $3.00. 

It's a nicely made  little wooden box, dimensions 10"x 6"x 4".  The soft green appealed to me so it was left as is. 

In a post written at the end of September I showed a box of note cards featuring stamps, script and butterflies. This is one from that selection, decoupaged to the lid. It has romantic French writing and stamps on it, as well as the butterfly and flowers. At this time I distressed the edges with sandpaper. Inspector Flossie checked to see if it  was firmly attached. Since it didn't move when she applied her  universal test--bopping it rapidly with her right paw--it seems we were good to go to the next step. 

It's hard to see, but in the upper right corner is a little button with a butterfly on it that used to be at the end of a paperclip. That was twisted off and the embellishment used by itself. Next pink baby rickrack was glued around the edges to finish it up. What do you think? The interior may be lined with felt if I find a color that goes with it, or the lid inside may be foofed up a bit.

It's hard to believe it's been over six months since this blog began. In honor of that, when my followers number fifty, the first AIT give away will happen. At that time everyone who is a follower and who leaves a comment will be entered to win a mystery box of thrift goodies, something hand made and who knows what else? It will be a surprise!

I'm going to list this in Susan's Met Monday party at Between Naps on the Porch. 

Have a great evening and start to your new week!



Tricia said...

Nicely done! That shade of green is very "in" right now. One idea for the inside -- maybe a mirror on the lid and pink felt to line the bottom?

Linda said...

Michele, your projects are so inspiring. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your next post.