This was a special project for me. At my son's elementary school his 3rd grade teacher had a wonderful idea to have a ladies tea for the 3rd grade girls that needed a little extra attention and instruction on being a lady. So she suggested a tea and I asked if I could be apart. She willingly said yes, not knowing what she was getting herself into. LOL I took a giant leap and was so incredibly blessed! The girls learned a lot and we had so much fun with them. They really touched my heart and I am a better person for having had this opportunity to be apart of their lives.
As a thank you gift for Mrs. Huttie, I started working on a project, about a month ago, using Graphic 45's Botanical Tea paper collection. I used a small box I found at the dollar store and recovered it with different papers from the collection. I used liquid glass on the teapot on top, some great metal embellishments and bits and pieces from the paper collection. I painted small wooden balls and attached at the bottom like feet and sewed on a metal teapot and rose to the ribbon attached to the lid.
I decorated inside the box as well. On the inside cover is a small pocket that a tag fits in. (my thank you note) The quote "Keep Calm and Act Like a Lady" is the one we used through out our tea and had put on Tea-Shirts for the girls. The box holds a mini tag book album I made with pictures of our weeks of tea as a memento. It was a fun project. I love altered art projects and mini albums, and this project combined them both.