Wednesday, September 30, 2009


1950's box (5 1/2" X 3 3/4" X 2") $36 SOLD
I'm a child of the 50's and recall these elements well. I even admit to actually using one of those garters - though not the curler. Progress has been kind to women.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chanukah II, Dragonfly

Since the Chanukah box I made the other day sold before I could put it out on display, I've made another. I also designed a box for nature/garden lovers.

CHANUKAH II box (footprint is 3 3/4" X 2 1/4" & height is 2 1/4") $38 SOLD
The dreidel is blown glass and can be removed for use. Star of David is silver.
DRAGONFLY/TOAD box (8 1/4" X 6" & height is 2 3/4") $42 SOLD

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tea Time, Go Fish, Chinese Numbers

After finally completing that Ball Box, it looks like I'm on a roll...(groan). Each one of these boxes presented its own degree of difficulty. The challenges are always present to find the perfect 2 papers for each box, considering the characteristics of the naked box AND the theme I've chosen for each one.

Tea Time box (10"W x 7"D x 4"H)$58 SOLD
Note: The vintage miniature tea set sits on a "tray" that reads "Bigelow Teas". Inside this box is a functional tea strainer that I've attached with a jewelry chain closure to enable the strainer to be removed from the box for use.
Go Fish box (7"W x 4"D x 2 1/2"H)$36 SOLD
Note: That fish is a wind-up toy. Go ahead - try it! As it unwinds, the fish spins around slowly with its tail wagging, and it makes a soft, silly tick, tick, tick sound. The bobber inside is securely glued in and cannot be used.
Chinese Numbers box (8 1/4" square, 3"H including feet) $40 SOLD
Note: The abacus balls are suspended above the box lid so the abacus is operational (IF you know how to use one, of course).
Additional Note: The lid is not hinged and the abacus makes it surprisingly heavy. Unprepared for the weight of the lid, I saw it slip from the grasp of 2 customers. Since this photo was taken, I have attached to the center of the lid a knob that is the same size and color of the ball feet.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Details: Overall height, including cash register, is 7". The ball box is approximately 5"H X 6"W. This one's for spenders AND savers! The little cash register is actually a working pencil sharpener. The drawer pulls out for emptying the pencil shavings. Inside is a standard desk bell, also operative, that I would encourage the curious to ring. I suggest this could be a great place to drop that extra change always sitting around.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Art

World Travel box (21" X 10 1/2" X 2")$60 SOLD
Note: Watch faces represent time zones for Seattle, Tokyo, Sidney, New Delhi, London & Sao Paolo. The watches do NOT work. The names of these cities are on the inside edge of the box. Maps show featured cities - in no special sequence.
Beach box (7" X 3 1/2" X 2") $35 SOLD
Chanukah box (4 1/2" X 2 3/4" X 2 3/4") $38 SOLD

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Getting Ready

It took me 2 days to prep these 16 boxes. Now I get to choose the papers and treasures to "dress" them in. It'll be a few days before I post the finished boxes. Stay tuned!