Monday, July 09, 2018

Grim Little Boxes

Sometimes, in the middle of the sunshine and the dancing fairies, I feel like making something a bit grim. It's not a bad thing. It's not a sad or angry thing. It's just that once in a while a bit of darkness is a nice contrast to the airy fairy.

At the post-halloween sales last year I picked up some wee wooden boxes and a couple of weeks ago I gussied them up with Graphic45 papers and embellishments from my stash.

This blingy skull with heart shaped eyes and rhinestones has been in my stash for AGES! I plonked it on top of a metal keyhole, added some metal brads and wings.

I think it makes a mighty nice frontispiece!.

And these dudes! I love them, but they too have been sitting, waiting to be used. This seemed like a perfect little project for them.

One more wee grim box, this one with a surprise inside.

A vial of Devil's Shoestring to trip up bad luck and provide protection. 
Break in case of emergency!

Hope you're having summer fun and that you don't need one iota of luck.

(I just looked up what an 'iota' is... it is the ninth letter of the greek alphabet and I'm more confused than before.)


  1. An iota is something very small. An iota is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Apparently the usage of it as a measurement of size comes from a quote in the bible. Neither of these facts I knew about til this evening!

  2. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says: The words iota and jot share a lot more than just a common meaning—both ultimately derive from the same word. When Latin scholars transcribed the Greek name of the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, they spelled it as either iota or jota (the letters i and j were simply variants of each other), and these spellings eventually passed into English as iota and jot. Since the Greek letter iota is the smallest letter of its alphabet, both words eventually came to be used in reference to very small things.

  3. I am really loving theses boxes, Nichola. A great way to pass the middle of summer...Looking forward to fall

  4. Love these mini coffins,very clever

  5. Ahhhhh so cool! I love the devil's shoestring!! I have just begun thinking of All Hallow's Eve items for my shoppe. My mini tombstones seem to be flying off the shelf all summer but I am drooling over these! :)

    You are the BEST!! (And not by an iota, but by leaps and bounds!!)