Treasury Tuesday

maRRose - CCC --- Treasury Tuesday - Crochet in Yellows-03After a rather promising start weatherwise this past Spring, Summer is not really doing what most of us want her to do in this part of the world.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one longing for lots and lots of lovely, happy-making sunshine!

Oh, well ….. when we can’t have real-life sunshine, we’ll just bring in some fake yellow solar goodness to make up for that, right?

I’m hoping this bright and sunshiny new “Treasury Tuesday” will lift your spirits, and inspire you to create something that will make you happy all week, no matter how bleak the weather.

My two favorite projects this week are these two garments; I love the vintage feel of the first one, and the fabulous craftsmanship of the second dress!
maRRose - CCC --- Treasury Tuesday - Crochet in Yellows-01maRRose - CCC --- Treasury Tuesday - Crochet in Yellows-02Wishing you a great week ahead,
love,
Marianne xx

Treasure Boxes – for Mother’s Day

maRRose - CCC - CK-schatdoosjes-62I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had working on my 2nd project for CraftKitchen!

maRRose - CCC - CK-schatdoosjes-66maRRose - CCC - CK-schatdoosjes-12Looking at my CK-treasury boxes, my mother-in-law reminded me this weekend that I had made little treasury boxes before….. some 20+ years ago.
At that time we lived in the US (in beautiful&picturesque Hollis, NH), and as a member of the Hollis Woman’s Club, I was their “Strawberry Festival Chairperson” in 1994.

The annual “Strawberry Festival” is a wonderful joint HWC/“Hollis Town Band” community fundraising event. At the time it was quite the undertaking for a Dutch girl that had just made a life changing move from The Netherlands to America.
However, to make a long story short: the festival was a success, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, and we raised a good amount of money.

maRRose - CCC - CK-schatdoosjes-14To thank the many, many volunteers, I painted and decorated little boxes – all in strawberry colors/theme, sewed small bags from strawberry-fabric to gift them in and those too, were a success.
I had totally forgotten about them…..but even found some photos in an old album.maRRose - CCC - strawberry boxes-11

Subconsciously they must have played their little role in the making of my latest treasury boxes.maRRose - CCC - CK-schatdoosjes-28maRRose - CCC - CK-schatdoosjes-29Adding the little notes, as described in the tutorial, will make them not only a perfect gift-from-the-heart for Mother’s Day, but basically for any occasion when you’ll want to share how much that special person in your life means to you (charming little project to be doing with kids of any age too).
Turning them into a button box or jewelry box is just as easy – the possibilities are endless….

maRRose - CCC - CK-schatdoosjes-50You’ll find the tutorial in Dutch here, and the one in English here – I’ve included links to pdf’s for your convenience as well.

Happy making!
Love,
Marianne xx