Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 9 Matchbox Advent Calendar





Angels we have heard on high,



sweetly singing o'er the plains...





Artworkby Barb Johnson




And speaking of matchboxes, here is an altered matchbox I created for Ooglebloops swap. This box went to Patty. I decided to make it "practical" and created it as an ornament.

The "star" is a road kill ornament topper (found it smashed, on our hardwood floor, after decorating our tree). Inside the box I put Christmas themed trinkets, including some inchies I made for a Christmas inchie swap last year, some things that were red (festive!) and tea charms, because Patty is a serious tea drinker. It was not an easy box to pack, because I had so much stuff to cram into it. I would love to make more as gifts or to offer in my etsy shop (time, time, where are you?)

9 comments:

Linda said...

Another beautiful box! Love the one you sent to Patty, too!

bad penny said...

day 9 is really sweet - can't wait to see day 10 - my daughter's birthday !

Love the matchbox swap idea

Lorrie said...

I am really enjoying seeing all these wonderful matchboxes.

Lorrie

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

it's a matchbox kinda world :)

sweet advent box for today AND I adore the stuffed box you sent me along with all the other goodies = too much fun!!!
oxo
p.s. Roadkill always one of my fav things ;)

kiwicarole said...

You have a really neat collection of these matchboxes, gorgeous!

Anna said...

very cool matchbox u made. how fun leave it to you to find a use for the top of an ornament! YOU ROCK!!!! xo, amt

Margaret said...

Patty is one lucky gal! love the idea of these little boxes packed to the brim with treasures. M

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I bet Patty is really glad she joined this swap. Your matchbox was so nicely decorated and I can tell it was filled to the brim with goodies I know she will love.

Char said...

Patty's matchbox is fabulous. Ornament was a great idea.