Friday, December 5, 2008
Hand: "Tea Time" Shadowbox
This is something I've actually been holding onto for a long time, since late July, to be exact.
It's a shadowbox I made for my Mama's birthday in August, but upon completing it I deemed it far too fragile to ship. So, I held onto it until I could give it to her in person...which wasn't until she and Dad came up to visit for Thanksgiving.
She truly loved it, which I'm so happy about!
I cut the little table out of craft felt, and detailed it with backstiches. The flowers are from a lace trim, which I carefully cut out, and sewed on with seed beads in the center.
The tea set is a trio of pewter buttons I found in a shop on Haight Street, and were the inspiration for the whole project.
The background is layered craft paper and vellum.
The mat was a lucky find, since it matches the buttons so well!
I've mentioned previously how much my Mama and I love going to tea, so this was my little way of always being able to give her a tea party, even when I'm far away (awwww...).