Friday, July 9, 2010

Welcome to the Woods Box

It has taken me a while but I have finally completed the bear for a box that had been waiting for an occupant. I showed bits and pieces of this box in an earlier post which you can find here.

Now I can show the entire piece completed.

The inspiration came from photos I took when we went on a hike to Mount Mitchell about a year ago. I like photos of paths. Here’s one I photographed on our trek down the mountain.


For this box, I wanted to see if could use my own photos throughout. It was a fun challenge. Here’s the front of the box.


The gravel near the gate was an interesting endeavor.


Here’s the box opened.


This is the left side. The tree came from my back yard and the dangling leaves were in my bead stash. I’m glad I didn’t have to go on a wild goose chase for some of these things. I’d probably still be hunting, getting distracted along the way, I’m sure.


This is the right side. My resourceful husband helped me create the bench from another discovery in our back yard. The images in the slide frames were taken in both Raleigh and Asheville. You might recognize some of the photos having been on my blog at one time or another.


The inspiration for the bench came from this one in the botanical gardens in Asheville.


And what do you find when you go traipsing through the woods? I found a forest fairy.


Here she is standing at 5” tall . . .


with her slightly tattered wings.

As for what’s next on my list – I am still working on the blue colored box as well as some bears. I guess I better get back to them.



  1. Hi Ginger,

    What a precious little girl she is.

    Happy Weekend.

  2. Hi GInger Sweetie...
    OMG, how absolutely breathtaking she is. I love her little wings, and the box that you made. Absolutely devine.

    What did you use for the gravel? It looks so real. I love the little gate, and the bench with the toadstools and the little bird perched. You did not miss one little thing. It is beautiful.

    I have to know Ginger what did you name her? She is so magical. I am clapping for you sweetie. Can you hear me? Job well done. She is just beautiful.

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with me today. I love it so much. Hope you have a magical day sweetie.

    Country hugs, Sherry

  3. Another brilliant box Ginger, your so clever!x

  4. Your box and little fairy bear is so adorable. Your path looks like you could walk right into your box. I so enjoy reading your post. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

  5. gosh what a gorgeous little fairy and beautiful box. so intricate it must have taken you so long to create :)

  6. Aww, what a gorgeous box and bear, you did a fabulous job on them both

  7. Ginger, es una verdadera maravilla!!!
    Has elegido para la tapa un fondo que queda fenomenal con la reja, ya que le da profundidad.
    El interior de la caja es genial, con el banco que es una preciosidad, los detalles de las setas, las diapositivas quedan estupendas, el papel de fondo muy apropiado....y la osita ya sabes que soy una enamorada de tus ositos.
    Una caja preciosa, con una maravillosa sorpresa dentro!!!!!!
    Una gran obra en miniatura, enhorabuena!!!!
    besitos ascension

  8. beautiful!! gorgeous box and bear!.

  9. If this little faerie bear is of the travelling kind, restless feet and a spirit of adventure, she sure would be welcome in the Aldgate forest which can be found in South Australia :)

    too, too beautiful for me to even describe, you are so talented :)


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