I made this box for a friend who is going to SSIW for the first time. It has enough room for a collapsible water jar. The paper is some beautiful Japanese paper I have been hoarding for some time.
Another variation on the little boxes. This time a geometric print with Fine Tec watercolour gold. They are beautiful and show up particularly well on black. The circles were made with Dr Martin's white and a ruling pen. Good fun to do if time consuming.
The author is Mari Ono, the subtitle is 24 Unique Oriental Projects, and was published in 2011. The project that caught my eye was the Tsunokobako Box. This is a traditional origami design for holding sweets or trinkets. It is described as being so simple a small child could make it. Maybe it is because I am not a small child that I found initially it was very difficult.
I made mine out of eco printed paper and then put into it some of the stones I had made when experimenting with lettering on stones.
Just a few little boxes with wishing stones going out to the Strathnairn Gallery Shop.
I made this box for a friend and filled it up with homemade jam that I bought out at Strathnairn. The top features another eco print from my collection. The button I bought from the Cotswold Woolen Weavers when we were over in the UK earlier this year. It is a lovely button made of real horn by the last traditional horn button company in England.
For one of the workshops I have booked into at SSIW, I seem to need quite a bit of ink. Yukimi Annand has given us a comprehensive list. I am really excited about the workshop and hope that it will be good fun as well. To carry the ink I have made two boxes. The first one was a challenge because it is tall and thin.
The second was easier, possibly because it was bigger and easier to maneuver. Thanks go to Vicki (president of the Canberra Craft Bookbinders' Guild) who brought in some beautiful red bookcloth for sale at the last Guild meeting. Note that I used another piece of Bev's gorgeous material. How lovely to have memories in items that I use daily.
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