Yay, I got my TT from anastrophe today
She used my Firefly theme and made me an Inara-inspired tea wallet:
She said the material came from a thrift shop skirt and that this was the first time she made something with piping. I think it looks totally awesome.
Also, she sewed it on a treadle sewing machine; no electricity required! That's sew cool!
I can hardly wait to show it off to my family and friends; Thank you so much, anastrophe!
And since she hasn't had a chance to post yet, here's what I made for her that she received over the weekend:
I used her flower and black themes and make a jar with a hidden compartment inside to hide your treasures. She described herself as a "recovering blackaholic" in one of her PMs so I included some blueish/redish/purpleish flowers to give a little variety. The design I painted on the lid of the jar is based on patterns from medieval blackwork embroidery. I originally wanted to paint it to look like embroidered stitches but I couldn't get it too look right, so I just went with plain lines. There is a big leaf glued to the bottom of the tube so you can't see it if you look in from the bottom, and a few flower petals glued to the top of the tube to keep the other flowers from popping up out of the jar when the lid is off.
the lid in progress with the images that inspired the design:
the little copper ring I used to keep the note rolled up nice and neat inside
I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the closed jar with the finished lid; I must have just been too anxious to get it in the mail :p