Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ornament Boxes

Just finished this year's stock of Ornament Boxes. With a few left from last year, my total right now is 40. These are made from matchstick boxes, and by gluing 2 together, each ornament has 2 drawers. A little sign next to the display says, "ORNAMENT BOXES (2 Drawers $6; 4 Drawers $7) Just right for a few dollar bills ~ a Gift Certificate ~ a pair of earrings ~ a little poem."

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Sun, the Moon and the Stars

This is a very small box. Instead of dimensions, I'm posting a photo of the box next to an Altoids tin for scale. There's only a tiny bit of room inside where it measures 1" deep and less than 2" X 3". What COULD one put in a box like this? DREAMS, of course!
(Sorry about the color difference in the photographs. The photo of the closed box most closely represents the true colors.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Rummaging through my stash of treasures a couple days ago, I uncovered this old, well-used baseball. PERFECT timing, don't you think?

BASEBALL BOX (9" X 8" X 5 1/2") $58 SOLD

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cat Princess

Is your cat a "Princess"? So often I hear the comment, "My cat thinks she's the queen around here!" Cats do have a superior way about them as they claim thrones around the house, and don't be surprised to find one in your lap if you choose a cat's special chair.

CAT PRINCESS (5 1/2" X 3 3/4" X 2") $38 SOLD

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sweetheart Box

SWEETHEART box (10 1/2" X 6 3/4" X 3 3/4" including box feet) $56 SOLD

Thursday, October 8, 2009

So Many Boxes - So Little Time!

I feel like I'm pedaling on one of those bike trainers - working really hard and not moving forward at all. I'm trying so hard to "gear up" (haha) for the holidays, yet for every box I complete, another one sells. I'm not complaining, mind you, but I'm getting a REALLY REALLY REALLY stiff neck sitting at my work table all day, planning, sanding, cutting, gluing... Went to Physical Therapy yesterday and heard the obvious: "You MUST get up and stretch at least every 45 minutes." Today, I'm setting a little timer at my table to remind me to do this. Results to follow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ireland, Dog

IRELAND box (footprint is 8" X 5 1/2", tallest part of box is 5 1/2") $54 SOLD
DOG box (6 3/4" X 3 1/2" X 2" tall) $42 SOLD

Thursday, October 1, 2009

African Folklore

Anansi is a trickster character (half man/half spider) in African folklore.

ANANSI box (10" X 5 1/4" X 3 1/4" including feet and handles) $52 SOLD