Hello! I hope you're having a lovely week! I've been busy here reorganizing and rearranging my studio, prepping for Halloween and the upcoming holidays and shows I'm going to be participating in. (more on that later) I wanted to pop in and share The August Little Pink Box with you. Since August is pretty much the end of summer and back to school time around the country, I wanted to theme the month around school supplies. My thoughts were to take some ordinary school supplies meant for children and and turn them into something beautiful and useful to my subscribers. From time to time I forgo the standard pink box and send the contents in something else. This month was the tote bag (school bag) above. The bags were hand dyed by me, and I also created the fabric labels for each bag.
We altered standard supply boxes with vintage sheet music, old ribbon, hand dyed seam binding, vintage millinery, and a beautiful image printed on a ledger sheet taken from a late 1800's ledger. I thought these boxe would be perfect for holding supplies in the studio, or using in conjunction with the art journals to hold on the go journal supplies.
Our art journals were created using your standard composition book used by students. We covered the inside and back covers with antique ledger papers. The front cover was created using a beautifully reproduced script printed on muslin, a digital collage personalized for each subscriber with their first intial. (these were also printed on muslin fabric) We further embellished our journals with pretty labels and vintage ribbon and lace.
I loved this back to school theme and including your typical school supplies turned gorgoues supplies for us.
I miscounted the subscribers in August, and ended up with an extra set. So if you would like all that you see above, there's ONE August Little Pink Box listed in the shop here. (be sure to select the August box) I will add your first initial unless you let me know otherwise. September boxes are on sale for one more week, and the September box is our Halloween box so be sure to subscribe if you love Halloween crafting!
I'll be back soon to share one of my newest obsessions with you...snail mail, or penpals!
Happy crafting, my friends! Cerri