I have lots of secret things. I like knowing that I could spend a whole day locked in my room looking at all of my hidden away boxes, old letters and diaries.
I made this book-box when I was seventeen. I know it's not such an original idea- cutting the pages out of a book and using it as a secret box, but I think everyone should try it.
I used the felt that I made with silk and merino wool and glued it all with my favourite friend PVA!
I didn't know what would be fitting for a secret book-box, so I just put a nice deck of cards in there. They are the nicest full-set of cards I have. Sometimes I play patience with them, but I ALWAYS cheat! It's so terrible.
This is a box that I made when I was sixteen. I had bought a little music maker (I actually don't know what they're called!) with a crank that played 'La Vie En Rose' and I thought that it was so quiet that whenever I played it I would have to hold it really close to my ear. But then one day I discovered that when you put it on a wooden surface it plays louder- It took me ages to figure that out, what with my limited knowledge of acoustics and all.
So then I decided to saw a hole in a cigar box for the crank to stick out of and then I made a little platform out of a Whitlam's Samplers box to conceal the little 'music maker' - if someone could tell me what they are called, I would be eternally grateful.
Do you like my little friends? The snail is a present from Molly and the bird is something I found at my grandparent's house on a dusty mantle piece.