Maggie seems to be purr-fectly content
with the Jack-In-The-Box and the Hot Air Balloon
being made in her likeness.
This Jack-In-The-Box is painted in the traditional German Red
and Yellow. The letters M-A-G-G-I-E are chip carved
and applied to the box. Linen is used to create the hinge and a
vintage spring is attached to the base.
Maggie lives in Arizona and can't wait
to get out of the snow here in New England. She should be
on her way home soon. But not soon enough as we are
expected to get another 3 to 6 inches of snow later today!
The Jack-In-The-Box is almost complete and I will be
making the base for the the Hot Air Balloon basket today.
Then I can start weaving the basket!
The little mouse you see will be the passenger in the
Hot Air Balloon basket. He will be relaxing in a nest of flax
on top of a mouse trap and snacking on some cheese.
In the meantime, our Biagio just wants his house back!
I am sure he will be happy to help me
when I need to pack-up Maggie for her flight home.