I used Tim Holtz's dressform die cut, recycled boxes for chipboard, a cd crate, a watch, and items from stash. I used tan fabric to give it a military feel.
I used measuring tape ribbon on the sides to keep with the sewing theme.
I made a faux leather top and decorated with a spool cut out, a key, and buttons. This was to cover the winemaker embossing. I like the combination of leather and lace.
I re-wrapped an old spool with matching thread and finished it with a corsage pin. The brown tulle was leftover from my daughter's prom dress. I stained the lace with leftover coffee and added roses and brass details.
The belt is made from parts of the watch band. I like the asymmetrical detail. There are tiny watch gears used to represent a broach and larger ones as details on the front of the shrine. The backing is a book page wrapped onto cardboard stenciled with gears.
I may make more of these.