Handcrafting is such a lost art. In so many ways we have become the culture of make it fast and cheap. While I understand the importance for both in the market place, when it comes to lovely gifts with the intention of longevity for keepsake value - than handcrafted gifts are what call to me.
I've found so much custom hand-work on the web that I simply adore (which I'll share tomorrow) and eveyone of those gifts holds a special memory of the exchange. With Mother's day coming up I decided to head down to my bindery (in my house) and craft some custom boxes intended for gifting to moms.
These little treasure boxes are intended to hold photos and notes worthy of viewing again and again. A nice friendly touch, as well as to hold the box closed, is this strong flaxen string to match my flax linen bookcloth.
I got the affordable box kits from work - at Paper Source and then used lokta paper printed with my drawings for making it feel one-of-a-kind. I did text with the cover and then did a seperate design for the side walls. I just love how they turned out!
If you visit the Paper Source site - you can see a quick video on how to mix PVA &Methyl-cellulose to make your boxmaking a breeze!
Cheers and let me know what you think.
love your life & do good!