Still working on this whole miniatures learning thang. Who knew something little could be so hugely stressful? I officially bow to all of you miniaturists!! I had no idea. I’m not worthy.
Apparently I needed a place to store my itty bitty yarn & sewing tin, so from necessity, this “sewing case” was born!
I didn’t want to buy any supplies for this project, either, so back to upcycling & stash busting I went.
I created the base of the suitcase from cereal box cardboard. Then I rummaged through our to-be-donated bin and found a shirt to use for the fabric covering.
I embellished with little gold discs (from hubby’s supplies mentioned below), metallic copper paint, and silver metallic markers. The corners are snipped circles from a velvet fabric jewelry pouch I had hoarded. The straps are layers of metallic copper washi tape adhered together, aged with black paint, and paired with jewelry rings to create the buckles.
And it does even open & close, which is pretty neat!
I have a little drawer of bits & baubles I got from the very early days of Cster swaps. This was actually a keychain or necklace charm from @jMi. I snipped the little loop off of it and now it can live amongst the itty bitty sewing supplies. I thought it would pair perfectly the the yarn I made earlier!
Hubby has all sorts of little metal supplies & samples from a previous job. One day, he walked in and handed me the entire box, and told me to have a field day crafting with them! So I used some of these teeny metal ring samples to make a necklace chain.
So far, so good! The journey continues.
LETTUCE CRAFT NOTE: This project was crafted and donated to the Craft Stars Fundraiser! It is available via online auction until Saturday, February 8. For more information, please visit the auction listing.