My niece turns 14 tomorrow. When she comes from California for a visit each year, all she really wants to do is hang out at the local animal shelter and luv on the kitties. So when I saw this old hinged pillbox at GoodWill for a buck, i knew I had to make something tiny and appropriate for her birthday.
it was a great deal of fun to wander my room in search of materials that would be tiny enough to work with. The flooring is made from geranium stems, not just the flower stems, but the really tiny ones coming off each individual bloom. The flowers stopped blooming on my windowsill last week and all were nicely dried.
The figure is one I purchased last month for the tiny challenge, then could not craft so much for what I wanted to enter, as my wrist was acting up. It was male, I changed it to resemble Faustine, my niece, with yellow thread for hair.
the window showing the Vermont landscape outside (no, it is not a painting on the wall....) is framed with more geranium stems.
The pic above shows the size of the kitty I carved out of dried ModPodge (thank you, LadybugsAndBumblebees!) and I cannot believe I got these wee ears to actually stay in place and get painted grey.
I used brown packaging paper for the litter inside the box, cutting tiny slivers, then rubbing it between gluey fingers to create a mess. Ya reallllllly do not need much litter in such a wee box. I wish I had been able to create a smaller scooper, but did my best. Geranium stem handle.
rug is a single eyelet from fabric I have held on to for years.
Basket is plastic 'clamshell' type covering over a tiny cell battery and white kitty inside is carved from an aspirin.
Ball is a seed bead.
The outer shell of the box began with several layers of red nail polish but I could never get it thick enuf to cover the prexisting enamel picture. so I began layering on top of it, an outer ring of dark blue, lace around the edges, a cutout from a round cotton doily, and a handpainted pawprint on paper.
thanks for looking!!!! And thanks to Acadian Driftwood for professional pics!!