My dear friend is being blessed with triplets so I wanted to do something special. A tradition I have always done for babies and children is to make a miniature toy chests. (See previous posts) I have always gotten a particular unfinished chest from the Mill Store, that also works as a step stool; but they discontinued it. These boxes are very "Shaker" in style so I decided to keep it simple. I had seen the nursery, and knew that with 3 of everything, something understated was best. I also started thinking about whether these kiddos would want to have things be the same, or break their sibling mold and be different. So, when you open the boxes, each has a different word of wisdom, based upon the personalities they have been displaying in the womb. The top of the box has plaques where I will paint in the initials.
Update: Time to paint the initials: EKC, RMC, TJC all arrived happy and healthy. Now the boxes will enjoy many years of holding individual trinkets and treasures!