Wednesday, April 5, 2017

'Nesting' Keepsake Box...

Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion filled with crushed walnut shells by Rose Clay

Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion
filled with crushed walnut shells...




Crushed Walnut Shells

I've been working on several custom orders...
all of them for Civil War Pincushions.
I use crushed walnut shells to firmly fill
these wooly items.  Originally, in the day,
lead buckshot was used, but I won't be using
buckshot due to the lead.




Eight Pointed Civil War Pincushion filled with crushed walnut shells by Rose Clay

The crushed walnut shells give the pincushions
a weighty feel and they just feel good in your hand.

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Keepsake Box

I recently bought a long and narrow wooden box, 
14in. long x 4in. wide x 2.5in. deep




Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepstudio.com

I was working on a piece of wool applique and
looking for a 'finishing' idea.




'Nesting' Wool Applique applied to keepsake box by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I painted the box a rustic barn red.
Placed the wool applique on the top of the lid 
and lined the inside bottom with a piece of wool.




Wool Applique applied to keepsake box by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I added a small 'signature' to the inside of the lid.
As I did this, I was reminded of a story...
When I was born, my Mom and Dad named me
Rosemarie.  (Rose was my one Grandmother's name 
and Marie was my other Grandmother's name.)  
In that day, the nurse filled out the paperwork
for the birth certificate.
  She placed Rose for the first name and Marie
for the middle name.  It wasn't until the birth certificate 
arrived a few months later, 
that my Mom learned of the mistake.
Regardless, I was called Rosemarie all 
of my childhood.  




'Nesting' Wool Applique applied to keepsake box by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I love boxes and containers of all sizes and shapes.
This Keepsake box is the perfect size 
to hold needfuls and as a bonus, 
fits nicely on a windowsill or other narrow place.




'Nesting' Wool Applique applied to keepsake box by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This 'Nesting' wool applique design
will be available soon, as a pattern.

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Summer blooms

While at the Farmers Market this week,
I saw some of the most gorgeous flowers.




Summer blooms

Here in Pennsylvania, our 'last date for frost'
is May 15.  Have to wait to plant.




Summer blooms

Have a beautiful day ...
Rose

6 comments:

  1. You always inspire, beautiful applique and creative finish.
    We've has so much rain after a long dry spell. Now frost in forecast. .boo to that.

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  2. As I was waiting for your pictures to load I made a guess that you finished the edges with bead and was delighted to see I guessed correctly!

    What a lovely design and finish for your box. Whomever gets this piece will have a lovely heirloom to pass on.

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  3. Beautiful trinket box! And I love those flowers! I'm going to have to visit the markets out your way.... no flowers here yet!

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  4. Love the civil war star pin cushion, the trinket box and those bead studded strawberries. Great stuff and all very beautiful.
    We are experiencing full blooming of trees and flowers... Allergies are also in full bloom.

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose