I was at my craft desk at 11.30, very early for me, but that was because I'd woken up at a stupid hour - again! I watched Barbara Gray, whilst ironing, was washed and dressed before 10, then had brunch at 11, two veggie sausages, they were delicious!
So with the box dry I chose to do some stamping, my mum loved flowers and she always wanted a garden. So I used my Sheena stamps on one side and the back, and on the other side used the Clarity bird house. I did debate whether to use coloured stamps, or to use the promarkers, but I stuck with monochrome. It was starting to shape up now. Next I needed to do some measuring, and fit in the pretty pin paper on the inside of the box. Then it all got a coat of a gloss medium. Time for a cuppa while it dried, and a peek at the Davis Cup, oh dear...
So why all these things, I could have just stuck with photos. Well I wanted things that would remind me of my mum, she was always knitting, mostly toys as she got older. And liked sitting in her armchair, I am going to put in a window on side as she was also nosy! The sewing machine was in our bedroom, the one I shared with mum and my sister, while my brother and dad had the other. Yep that is what you did back then, mum tried to get a council house for years, and only succeeded when my aunt (who lived in the upstairs bit of the house) became too ill. Mum was happy to have her own home at last, she took great pride in it. We lived on a new council estate, it was nice when we first went, but as the years passed so the estate began to do downhill. Mum became depressed, and because we'd all moved out, she was able to downsize - she was so eager to move that we did so on Boxing Day! I was home on leave, having had a car accident, and I was on crutches, so I wasn't able to do much. It was a day none of us ever wished to repeat. So that is my box, I'll keep adding bits to it during the week.
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