Making a tramp art sewing box
One of the things I find interesting about tramp art is how much of it had some function. There are plenty of examples of sewing boxes, pin cushions, comb holders and the like. I am not one to believe that art must have function to have value, but it is nice to be able to make something that has a practical use now and then. This little sewing box is inspired once again by the collections documented by Clifford A. Wallach.
After carving and applying the parts of the box I gave it a few coats of green paint and distressed the finish.
The pin cushion on top was made from some hand dyed wool that we bought from a local fiber artist. I think it really dresses the box up nicely.
Following are a few pictures of the finished project. I listed it today on my Etsy store. I can make these in a variety of colors if you need something different.