So I made this box to her with a knitted bumblebee inside. It all started when she asked to see my poem about the bumblebee that are not supposed to fly. But did anyway.
I glued the poem to black and yellow carton and wrapped it in cellophane.
|The original wooden box and the legs.|
I took off the original lock and made my own in polymer clay with the words Hope and Courage on it.
In addition I found some qoutes.
In the lid I decoupaged this qoute: Courage is not about beeing fearless. It´s about acting inspite of the fear.
And in the bottom of the box she found this qoute: Hope is the only bee that makes honey without the flowers by Robert Ingersoll.
I think this is one of the best qoutes I´ve seen. It says it all. After all hope is what keeps us going. I glued in a bumblebee as well.
Here you can see the lock I made in polymer clay. I used white clay and textured it and stamped in the words courage and hope. It made the box more vintage I think.
|The lock is made in polymer clay, stamped and antiqued after baking.|
I really love these kinds of projects where mixed media is used.
And where I can use one thought to lead me through the stages of making something.
The bumblebee is knitted and then felted.
|The bee has this text on it: Be(e) what you want.|
Something I wrote out of my head.
The best thing of all this is she was so happy about this gift. The joy of giving is so big and I was excited to send the bumblebee to a new home.
Handmade gifts are so precious and we all put our hearts into them. And giving them away is like giving a little of ourselves as well.
I´m blessed to have a friend who appreciate my little handmade things. And for being her friend. That is after all the best thing ever: To have a friend like that.
Thank you for your love, light and hope. You are the best!!!!!
|The box with the decoupaged lid and it´s golden legs.|