This bugger has been hiding until it's recipient had received her-and Sarah did open this early, completely ignoring my instructions to wait until Christmas eve. and, for the record, I waited about 5 minutes before I opened my package from her, so I am both impatient and a liar, at least she actually told me she cheated.
This is inspired by the sewing basket from this magazine. I knew Sarah wanted to make one and when I was out holiday shopping I found all these ribbons at a shop and then with some vintage trims I put this together. I had purchased these wonderful handles a bit back, and they were perfect. I lined it with cotton flannel and then used a creepy super stiff fusible interfacing that made it crazy stiff on the bottom only, so it holds it shape.
I also mated and framed this hand screened print from lovely design for my in-laws and my brother. They loved it, and I was so sorry to not hang one in our house. Maybe I will have to get one for us anyway. Oh! I also was able to mat frame up the Jen Corace watercolor-pure heaven, will photograph that soon. I think that is all for the top secret hiding projects, at least for now. I know someone has a b-day coming up. . .