It is vegetable garden season again, so for the next few weeks, I am going to go with one post a week here. One thing is for certain, I am never bored! In the midst of planting, I started some new sizes for my mini boxes, and I am once again working in color. Here is a view of a whole pile of sides to be embellished:
I have also been doing some spring cleaning, and I came across two zip bags full of 2" puffballs that I made a few years ago, with little idea of the final result.
The pastel ones are decorated with my early efforts in hand stitching. About two years ago, I took some of the pastel puffballs lined them up in a shallow, open fabric box. They looked like a surreal box of chocolate candies, a tribute to my days as a candy maker. I'd like to create some other oddball fabric sculptures with these crazy puffballs. To start, I think I will try putting a few in my mini boxes. I need to decide if I should stitch them in the boxes, or just set them in there, to be removed and replaced. I have no functional use in mind for the puffball stuffed boxes, just something fun to have around. Well, they do have a purpose, to make their owner smile. We all need things in our lives who sole purpose is to make us smile.