Friday, April 13, 2012

Wizard of Oz Shadow Box

I would like to preface this post with the fact that I was the oldest of 4 siblings. As such, I did, at times, lord it over the younger ones - especially my sister as she would contest.

When we were young we used to dress up and play Wizard of Oz. I, of course, was always Dorothy, one of my brothers was the tin man and the other was the scarecrow (he would take pieces of my mothers broom as straw).  Here comes the part I am ashamed to admit - I made my sister play the part of Toto and follow me around on all fours. I realize there were other female parts she could have been, and she pointed that out to me on numerous occasions, but I told her she had to be Toto or she could not play with us. Horrible, I know! She probably has some deep, underlying psychosis because I forced her to play the part of a dog.

Anyway, over the years it has become a source of many jokes and we have exchanged many Wizard of Oz themed gifts to one another. Hence, here is my latest gift to her.

Supplies used: Shadow box - JoAnn's; patterned papers from The Magic of Oz by Graphic 45; Red Stickles; Pop Dots; GemTac


chillin with Quillin said...

that is awesome !!!

Elizabeth said...

I am the oldest of three girls and I have to admit I did some lording over too:(

This is an awesome project! What a wonderful gift! And dorthy does look like she is doing some lording over too! LOL

Mom said...

So Perfect !! How wonderful that both of you are able to laugh and share a childhood memory that is so common in family life. This shadowbox is a very special gift for your sister, for sure.

Adrian said...

Very cute!

Crafterkhush said...

Great stuff Esther... Love it!!

Sherrie K. said...

Very cool! I love your project:) Sounds like some fun memories....thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K

Norma said...

WOW! Esther this shadow box looks amazing and all with the paper! Beautiful and your sister will LOVE it
Have a fantastic weekend Esther!!

CathyK said...

SOME lording over?!?!?! Just kidding! I am sure all of my psychotic tendencies have NOTHING to do with following you on all fours!!! Hey, we had great times and we could not be any closer than we are now. You are my very best friend and I LOVE my shadowbox. I will treasure it and the memories associated with it always!

CraftyJAR said...

I love this. I can see from your sisters post that she loves it to. It is just gorgeous.

jessica said...

This is beautiful and even if it is the brunt on a joke it will be treasured forever! Your post made me chuckle!! I am the oldest of 3 and yup I also did my fair share of lording :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Pat N. said...

That is such a neat idea! The shadowbox turned out great! Had to chuckle at your story--TFS! Pat N.