A friend of mine asked if I could sew a very, very tiny skirt. Her question led to a new project. Her friend needed someone to provide TLC for a precious ballerina music box. Thus ensued a grand adventure of learning and problem-solving.
For a music box that may have been around since the 1940s, it looks really good and I feel honored to have been invited to help with its renewal.
- Replacement ballerina from a music box found on eBay
- Replacement fabric for the stage from Britex Fabrics in San Francisco
- Replacement paper flowers from my very own collection of trims
My client’s reaction when she saw the finished piece? Priceless.
I created this video, tiny ballerina, to share the story from beginning to end in 30 seconds. (The time frame for this project was much longer. I encountered Resistance, especially when it came to taking the music box apart. A clever friend helped me with that part of the project, right in the middle of his work day.)
The part of the story that is so wonderful is this: Once again I am made aware of how Angels arrive in my life to help me through fear and resistance and feeling unsure and I rejoice!
(You can make a video of your own at Animoto)