Kat returns tomorrow and it is time for the swaps to end for awhile...back to jewelry and putting our Etsy store back together. We (usually Kat) have a lot of jewelry to photograph and then we (usually Kat) writes a poetic description of the piece-in other words, a lot of work! I am ready to follow in my daughter's footsteps and learn her tricks!
I couldn't resist another of Heather Rowley's (Speckled Egg) swap. This one was a bit of a challenge, as I wanted an Eiffel Tower on top.
Here is a picture of the box. I used black and pink as my colors. It is hard to see the print on the box because of the pink tulle bow but it is black damask (and one of those handy photo boxes from Michaels!).
The box is covered with black and white toile with a black trim at the edges. There are two layers of fluffy pink lace at the bottom and back of the decorated box. I covered a heart with the toile and decorated the heart and "stand" for the tower with pink and white paper flowers.
I did manage my Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was a sticker, so I painted the back with several layers of Elmer's Glue until it wasn't a sticker anymore! You can enlarge this if you want to see details. One thing you cannot see it that it has small pink candle-cup legs underneath. The tower will be safely wrapped in a little box and my partners will get to glue it on top.
I cannot seem to contain my goodies. I know I am an "overboard" sort of person. This is the inside of the box and it is filled with treats. The matchbox is also filled with little treats. I can see some printed french-themed ribbon, a little box that has "Oui" and "Non" earrings and a damask sack that has a bar of lavender soap and makes it all smell heavenly. There always has to be candy, which was included for no good reason except for its pink color. I sent them copies of French ephemera and a fabric flower pin with the button face of a little black and white-colored French woman in the middle. I also went into an obsessive tag-making frenzy and sent them many French-themed tags. Of course, there are pink beads. Two cute little bottles full. I also sent cupcake-toppers made of French chocolate advertisements cut in a circle and surrounded by pink lace.
If you look carefully at the back of the tower, you can see what is holding up the Tower...a cork covered with pink paint and flowers. That and a blog of E6000 glue. What would I do without my E6000?
Come back again soon for Kat's return and the reopening of our Etsy shop!