Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Etsy Treasury

I just put together a treasury I'm rather pleased with, "Small Packages", made especially for afficionados of small breed dogs:


It's been a quiet Sunday here.  I spent the afternoon puttering with an ancient project of mine, that of fashioning old Christmas cards into boxes.  My youngest son obligingly burrowed his way into the closet under the staircase for me and fished out the container holding my supplies. Yes, it's a hokey craft, but it's a vintage hokey craft and I don't want to see it die out.

I originally purchased this box at a church bazaar before my kids were born:
It's getting a bit battered and faded now, but I'm still rather smitten with it.

I'd only had it for a few years, though, when I decided to sit myself down and decipher the process by which it had been made, and went to work making my own. I suppose I've made about four of them over the years. A few of them I've given away, and others have succumbed to the ravages of life with children, but I thought I'd give it another go. Today I began on a new box:

Having shown the first few pieces here, I hope I'll be motivated to finish it and post photos of the completed project soon.  Feel free to nag.

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