I have a huge stack of little French cheese boxes, they are so handy for storing buttons and other little bits and pieces. But of course they are not the prettiest things. I decided to pretty one up though, nothing too elaborate, just a little touch. I lined it with old music paper and a lovely madonna image. I covered the lid with ivory paint and a sweet little piece of crochet lace. In the centre is a sparkly piece I rescued from some broken jewellery. I glued a pretty velvet and some antique French lace round the side of the lid.
And then I thought, heck, wouldn't it be nice to keep something really pretty in this box, like a piece of jewellery, but it would need something soft to rest on. So I made a tiny round cushion with bits of lace and a lovely bird image printed onto fabric which my lovely friend Dorthe had sent me -
What to put in it though? Then I realised that the box was absolutely perfect for the chunky bracelets I had been making with the large carved wooden beads from the broken French rosary. Just the right size.
Hmm, now why didn't I take a photo of the bracelet in the box??? Sigh. Not going to stop now to take another pic, lol.
You know what its like when you got your bits of lace and stuff out on the table, making just one thing is never good enough. So while I was at it, I made a few more tags -
I had been coffee dyeing a bunch of little tags earlier as well, and had stuck a few cards into the brew as well. Hadn't made a card in ages, so I grabbed one of the coffee dyed cards and glued lace all over that as well!
I just love handling bits of lace.
Have a lovely day wherever you are. Toodlepip xxx
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