Friday, August 15, 2008

Tea Boxes

Today I hosted a little tea box making class in my kitchen. I love tea boxes. They are these wooden or cardboard boxes lines with metal that the Japanese use to hold tea. You can make them any size. You can cover them with paper or fabric and batting. My finished one is the red one; I'm going to use it for a recipe box. Jaudon used a blue dragonfly paper and Pam did a large size for a toy box, using fabric. You can see Sensei there in the white pants. In the next few weeks we are going to do another class and make more.
Before class, I went to see Natsumi at the Vet's. She is doing better and responding to the IV's and oxygen. Tonight they will do another X-ray and see what is happening with the fluid in her lungs. She looks like she is breathing easier. She ate a couple of full meals and was playful this morning, chewing on her IV. All good signs. Yay!


mom said...

I like the looks of the tea boxes, I could use them for all kinds of stuff to keep creatures away from stuff.

Heather VanG.. said...

W, the tea boxes look really cool! You can use them for all sorts of things. That would be a fun project. You guys are so crafty! If it is not too taxing you can make them as soecial gift boxes for special occasions. You'll have to show me how you do it. H