One of my coworkers had a birthday in March, while I was able to make her a card, I was so far behind I didn't get to make her anything, I knew I wanted to make her a little jewelry box - she has lots of jewelry - and I wanted it to either have a shoe or a dog on the top of it. She loves the color pink so I made the base of the box in pink, turned out the shoe was just not working for me so I moved on and made a doggy. It took quite some time to figure out but I think he turned out kind of cute and she loved it - she said it even looks like her dog, that's a plus since I was hoping he just looked like a dog, let alone her dog. The other box is the third one I created this weekend, bird nest with three little eggs; had to make time for photo's.
I absolutely love making these little boxes - I've created these with birds in the past but this time I used the "willow" paper strips - from Paplin - they have little speckles of brown running through them and created a little blue bird instead of the yellow one I've been doing. The whole thing has a nice nature feel about it. The other one is a new design, ladybug - I sketched out many months ago what I thought it would look like, and finally created it last night. I think it turned out cute. I have one more new design started so I'm off to finish that and will have that posted soon.