In my previous post, I wrote about the book I am reading titled Dinner a Love Story It all begins at the family table by Jenny Rosenstrach. I wrote about a corner of our kitchen table where Dick and I ate our lunch of fish and zucchini fries. A table and chairs. Seemingly unimportant, but yet all important for sharing time together. In February 2009, I created "Tillie," a clothespin doll. Now, four years later, she has her very own kitchen table and chairs. She has picked a bouquet of wildflowers for her table. Her important table.
I made the table from a butter box. A special one. From one of my favorite Minnesota dairies.
Here's how I made Tillie. To make the table, I chose to use a butter box because the size fit Tillie's height. I cut the bottom off, snipped the sides to form legs, and glued the flaps together so it wouldn't collapse. That simple. As I created the chairs, I jotted notes. Just like when you tweak recipes so that it can be recreated. Because you will forget. Yes, you will. So, here are my notes. Adjust the size and add your own spin. That's when the fun begins.