Today may be January, but you’d never know it by the weather we’ve been having. Even for Baton Rouge, it is unseasonably warm at 74. It was a gorgeous day with a vibrant blue sky. Kind of makes me think of spring. What I’ve been working on and just finished is a bit of autumn.
At our last doll club meeting, we exchanged gift bags for Christmas. My gift from Carol was a kit for this cute little box.
Carol’s sketch was perfect (she has a series of wildflowers native to our area.) The instructions were easy to follow and the embroidery was quick and fun. I used pages from a 1940’s New Orleans phone book to cover the box. They were rather yellowed so I rubbed on a white glaze. A bit of varnish and the box was done. In the end I decided against the lace. I’ll save that for another project.
Notice the advertisement on the bottom of the box? It is for a restaurant in New Orleans that I’ve never heard of before: The Southern Marigold. I thought it would be an appropriate addition to the box.