First off, I have finished something for our grand daughter Peyton for Christmas. I have been looking for a jewelry box for her but everything out there is so big that I'm sure she doesn't have room for something like that. Well yesterday I came up with the idea to make her one and here it is. Of course the P is for Peyton and in my boxes of goodies, I came across a brass heart that matches the brass handle and hinges of the box.....perfect!!!
I had purchased this collection of coordinating fabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop and thought they would go with the black of the box really nicely and I think I really hit it on this one. There were 6 different fabrics but I only chose 3 of them. The one with the largest flowers I used for the top of the box.
The one with the tiniest flowers I used for the 2 removable trays......
and the middle sized one I used for the bottom layer. My hubby had the black stain which is the easiest thing in the world to use. It's like water only black and you just brush it on. No sanding.....nothing afterwards unless you want to varnish it which I didn't. I wanted it to look vintage and I think I achieved that look. It has a mirror on the inside of the lid and is approx. 10 x 5 inches in size. I hope she likes it!!!
Now unto some terrible news. Disaster has hit 2 of my brothers. My oldest brother, Terry, just found out his wife has breast cancer and will have to undergo surgery. They find out tomorrow what treatment the doctor has planned. Please say a prayer for this wonderful lady who beat cancer once over 20 years ago and I'm praying she does it again.
My middle brother, Denny....well his house burned to the ground this past friday afternoon. Him and his wife were both able to get out before anything happened to them but they weren't able to save anything except a few picture albums. Please add a thank you to God for saving them from such a terrible disaster.
I'm beginning to think 2011 has not been a very good year for me and my family and I'll be glad when it's over. My Mother always said "Don't wish your life away" whenever I said something like that, but I think she'd agree with me this once.
I hope everything is going good for all of you and your family and that the magic of the coming season will touch each and every one of you.
Blessings as always,