I have made good progress on my flat top casket~ I have the entire inside finished and am ready to start the embroidery! WOO HOO! I have a few things to tidy up first....tax paperwork and such boring things....but soon, beads will be flying! This is the inside tray covered in hand marbled paper. Pink and gold are my inside lining colors and I love how they go together! Little box in the back will have a pincushion on top of it, the one to the front will be partially lined in velvet with slots for rings
Silk lining now in place, and the bottom secret drawer finished. I lined the bottle cavities in velvet
Pin cushion is covered in pink silk taffeta on the sides, with velvet cushion on the top. I had the perfect weensie antique gold metal lace for around the edge. Inside is stuffed with a mix of goat hair and sheep's wool to keep any pins nestled within from rusting.
I like how its come together so far~ I made three separate secret compartments within the lid~ the two doors will be covered with embroidery. I patterned it after one of my favorite caskets at the Fitzwilliam Museum. I just cant say how excited I am to work on it~ but I hope it shows and I hope all my readers making up one will get really jazzed about theirs and post their progress!! There is nothing better than seeing a friends progress to get the creative juices flowing~ thats why stitch along's are so much fun...and so productive! Speaking of productive.....
Just look at the progress Raewyn has made on her padded mirror case! She is having loads of fun working on it, which makes me so happy too and even more excited to start up my beadwork again! You can follow her progress on her blog http://recondfab.blogspot.co.nz/ ~ how exciting to know I have padded mirror cases all around the world~ it makes my heart smile!
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