Preface: First, let me apologize for the quality of these photos. I am trying to master Photoshop Elements, and trust me, it is not the same as CS4. I think I am will be doing my photo editing at the desktop rather than on my laptop from now on, just so I can use CS4.
This tidy tiny little treasure was gifted to me
by my daughter and son-in-law.
Both Amber and David are talented craftspersons.
After I had admired a small wooden box he had made for Amber,
they created one for me.
At a diminutive 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.25 inches it boasts
a walnut base joined at mitered corners and an inlaid bottom with a sliding maple lid.
The entire box is finished to a fine handrubbed luster with David's own wax formula.
The lid opens to reveal a well appointed traveling sewing kit...
complete with tape measure,
tiny stork embroidery scissors and
a handmade wool needle book crafted by Amber
featuring vintage buttons from her collection...
an assortment of the most commonly used needles...
and of course a handy dandy needle threader...
because everyone knows that after a certain age
one simply cannot see eyes,
in needles that is.
The entire thing fits neatly in a purse or totebag.
It surely came in handy during my graduate studies
David and Amber have an Etsy shop with a varying inventory of his hand crafted fiber tools.
At the moment they have a nice selection of nostepinnes. He also takes custom orders.
I have a nice collection of crochet hooks, drop spindles and a nostepinne.
You can look for a review of each of these on this site in the near future.