Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Valentine gift to my grand daughter

I am making a Treasures box for Leighton for Valentine's Day. Now, I know she won't use this for years and years but hopefully her mama will keep it for her. I have finished the lid (I think). I want to line the inside with velvet and a fiber paper and then fill it with vellum envelopes that I "watercolor" and label with such things as "Lock of Hair", "First Lost Tooth" (I have a delightful fairy charm for that one) and a larger one done in crushed patterned tissue labeled "Secrets". Some day, when I am long gone, perhaps she will open her box and think of her Nana.





I used Helmar's 405Quick Dry, the Fabric Adhesive and the Gemstone Glue. I know these hold and hold well. Can you tell I am a real Helmar fan?

8 comments:

LyndaKay said...

What a lovely idea! What little girl wouldn't love a treasure box?

Janet said...

So very pretty! I am follower number 99!!!!

mommahobbit said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

Beatemor said...

This was gorgeous!

Janet m said...

Jules, that's beautiful and so is the idea behind it.
You'll have to make her a beach glass treasure box when she's older.

Shar said...

Stunning!

Mina said...

Oh my goodness! Thia is just exquisite. So beautiful and creative.

Lyneen said...

What a beautiful box and such a great idea!!!!