i'm a little late with my valentine's post, but better late than never....
i do this for davis every time we eat out and he gets a straw. there's a sweet story behind it:
we went to a restaurant and across the aisle was an older couple and their daughter with her husband. i noticed the mother was doing something with the straw. she twisted the wrapper into a heart shape. the daughter's husband asked her what that was. she replied, "mother does that for father everyday at the center to show him she loves him and they've been married for 45 years." so i prompted decided that if that's what it took :) i'd do it for davis. he loves the attention it brings and i love the smile he gets when he gets the attention.
rememeber the snow love note? he left it where he knew i'd see it when i walked the dogs.
i was clicking on links in blogland and ended up on Etsy where this was listed for sale with a really good price tag. i knew that it wouldn't last long cause it was unique and someone with a high blog following linked to it...i liked it and wanted it...so i emailed the link to davis with a *hint hint* for valentine's day. the next morning i looked and it had been sold. i thought, "oh, well" and promptly forgot about it.
it is a vintage roll top sewing box. from what i can determine, it was hand made by someone. my favorite is the spool shelves.
i added the button closure. with the weight of the roll top, if you barely bumped it it loudly crashed open. it scared barney and that wasn't going to cut it :)
okay- i'm done being all warm and fuzzy...