This post is mostly just eye-candy for a gorgeous box I acquired recently. I’m always a fan of craft-trades, and I was able to commission this hand carved box in exchange for a 100% silk reflective scarf. The artist was Katie Allen, a good friend I always turn to when I’m looking for beautiful woodworking.
The box turned out even more beautiful than I could imagine. I love the detailing of the stripes on the sliding lid, and the corners. The grain of the wood is beautiful. The artist even wood-burned my art portfolio logo on the top.
I’ve taken to keeping notes on my weaving projects in tiny memo books. I like that they’re small enough to not be intimidating, plus they fit easily into pockets or bags or whatever. And graph paper is super useful when brainstorming drafts. Of course, since they’re small, they fill up fast and they were starting to pile up.
This box is designed to fit the notebooks perfectly, so I can easily organize my filled up ones and my empty next to use books. I love it. Keeping my notes in this gorgeous box helps inspire me.