How can it be September??? Well, that's what comes after August silly.
Yesterday I went to write a blog post and discovered that the post I did the day before was only listed as a draft. So I published the draft and took the day off. I think there was some problem with blogger as I really did click the publish button but it didn't get published. Clear as mud?
Anyway, I had a bit more time to get some things done. I worked on the easy side of the Mermaid's Treasures' shell. Easy is a relative term. I got lost. Horribly terribly lost. So I quit that and decided I needed to finish something.
I finished stitching the band for Romina's Box. Yeah! Then I went down to my regular finishing station which is my ironing board.
I got started with the finishing part by cutting the mat board pieces and crossing my fingers that they are large enough. My back was hurting so I didn't do much more than that.
Then I set out to finish the Heart Brooch.
I got it all done and now I need to glue it together. I still want to stitch the back on, it just seems wrong to glue it. I am happy with it even though I know it is not perfect. But you need a magnifying glass to see the problems. I will enjoy wearing it.
Then knowing that we were going to get a new lesson in Cabinet of Curiosities today, I worked a bit on getting the trinket box lined. I actually got the lining glued in. I had my fingers crossed that it would work out. Some of the glue seeped through to the silk and I was hoping it would dry and not be noticeable. I think it worked out okay.
I don't like the bottom. It looks sloppy and slightly curled. I am not a purist. I am not in love with doing everything like they did in the 17th century. I say use the great innovations of this century to do something. I may take this bottom out and replace it with a piece of mat board that has a layer of thermolam on it covered with the silk. That will make a nice smooth bottom that looks neat in the bottom of the box.
Also I tried gluing on the silver tape. Not easy.
I wanted to bend it around the edge. I used rubber bands and clothes pins to hold it and for the most part it worked. The ends are a little messy. I need to glue some bits at the corners. Again, I'm not a purist. I would be just as happy with cheap silver colored lace that bends easily and glues easily and that you can fold under on the ends. I wanted to see what the box might look like when I get the other stitching done.
So I wrapped a print out of the design around the bottom with a rubber band. Cool. Now where is that stitching? Somewhere near the bottom of the laundry basket of shame.