Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Sewing Box Update.

Ive been finding it difficult to concentrate on this piece these past couple of days as it feels like I'm coming down with the flu or something, i tend to usually work outside but its been so cold what little i have done has been accomplished while sitting next to a log fire indoors. Ive managed to build the two box sections that fit inside the main box originally i was undecided if i should make these removable or fix them in place but i opted for making them removable.

The centre section has been lined with black velvet as this was the only material i had enough off to complete the whole box so the bottom draw will also be lined with this to.
Both ivory lids are now complete and fit perfect over the boxes when in place inside the main box. The main box has also had the inside covered in gold leaf. I'm going to spend the rest of this week making more tools and such for the inside while trying to shake off the flu.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got everything they wished for.
                                                 Have a great week.            Tony.


  1. Despite my penchant for modern miniatures, I can't help fall for the delicate beauty of your pieces. The black velvet makes for a perfect contrast to the ivory.

    Remedy for Flu symptoms ~ drink lots of Whiskey! It may not speed your recovery but you'll endure the illness with greater humour =0)

    Get better soon

  2. Impressive! Beautiful work as always! Definitely should make the boxes removable. I hope you feel better, Tony!

  3. It's a perfect work. I like!
    Bye Faby

  4. You have outdone yourself this time! It is already beautiful. I can't wait to see it completed.

  5. Love it, can't wait to see the finale! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Felicidades es un trabajo perfecto!!
    Feliz 2012!!

  7. So beautiful! Hope you feel better soon!

  8. WOW....cannot say anything cleverer. Your work is so outstanding that it leaves me in want of words.
    Get better and Best wishes, Rosanna

  9. Tony, your work is just Amazing! I am in AWE of the perfection of the details! The whole box is just getting more and more Beautiful!
    I hope you feel better soon!
    And I hope your Holidays were (are) Merry!

  10. Many thanks for all of your kind comments everyone, its always a pleasure sharing the pieces i make.

    Pepper your remedy sounds great, Sadly im on call out now until new years eve so no drinkies allowed until then!

  11. Yet again, another wonderful piece. I hope you feel better soon and wish you a very Happy New Year.

  12. Ooh my God, how could i've missed this!? Its awesome...... Im catching up on reading and saw it in it's finished state. It's a delight to read back and see how you progressed during the build. It's a complex piece and somehow it's comforting to read you run into construction challenges too, struggled but overcome :D

    It's simply wonderful! And hopefully you're totally recovered too now