One of the SALs that is continuing this year is Rachel's Fully Finished Gallery, and that's a good thing because I *still* have a box full of unfinished stitching (well actually I just upgraded and started putting them of them in a folger, so I could keep them all nice and ironed at least!).
In any case, in an attempt to start the year off strong I sat down to bring you another two fully finished objects this month. First, I stitched and finished the December bookmark. Again I got to use some aida banding, red with gold this time, and I went very Christmassy by using two greens and more gold in the stitching too. The finishing itself was very simple then, just folding and securing the band at the top and bottom:
The second finish is a little more exciting...because I finally finished the lid of my Zoe box! Now that I knew how things go, it went a lot quicker and more smoothly. I even kind of want to make another box, is was so much fun! Let me tell you though, I was extremely relieved when the lid fit the box as well as it did.
I'll do a seperate post with lots of pictures some time soon, but I can tell you I am very pleased with this project, it was a complete joy start to finish.