Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Victorian Skaters...

I love finding something good by serendipity alone. My library set up a table of Christmas craft books a few weeks ago, and as I passed by I saw that one of the books was a new acquisition, never before checked out. It's Cross Stitcher's Countdown to Christmas, and it has some lovely little designs. I was totally intrigued by the row of Victorian skaters designed by Maria Diaz. I decided they would make a nice trim on a little box, so it was off to search for a box of the appropriate size. I went up and down the grocery aisles looking for just the right thing, Tuna fish can? No, too short. Cream cheese tub? No, sloping sides. Finally I found just the right thing in a can of Blue Diamond Almonds. The cans shown on the Blue Diamond site look a bit taller than the one I found actually. The almonds were delicious too! I added a little snowflake design on top. That one is a freebie from the Better Homes and Gardens Australia site.

Here are multiple views:











Happy Holidays to all!

8 comments:

Ginnie said...

The skaters look great - glad you found just the right box!
Happy Christmas....

Chris said...

Great excuse for eating almonds. Beautiful finish.
Merry Christmas!

mainely stitching said...

What a sweet design!!

Merry Christmas!!

Daffycat said...

How absolutely adorable!

Merry Christmas, Annie!

Pike said...

How pretty! Happy holidays!

Bronny said...

They are really pretty - They would also make a great Christmas Cake band....
Merry Christmas

Rachel S said...

You are sooo talented. That is gorgeous.

Pumpkin said...

Adorable Annie and very creative :o)