The first thing that struck me as I got it out of its bag, was how much I had forgotten. The instructions, on re-reading, were nowhere near as clear as that seemed two years ago. The array of teeny-tiny bits and pieces prompted only the vaguest of memories about what I might do with them.
I got more confident as I assembled the measuring and cutting tools and prepared the skirtex pieces. I decided to begin with the etui itself - the piece I could remember most clearly. I cut into the linen and the silk lining- but only the large pieces for the box.
Once the scary cutting was over, I got into the swing of it. I rather like lacing - and it began to come together.
The pieces fit together quite well, using the techniques described.
Attaching the loop and bead to close the lid was a bit tricky as there is a small overhang from the lid. I attached the loop to the inside of the lid rather than the edge.
I made and inserted the optional lavender ravioli in the base.
It is really satisfying to have this completed - now to complete the little tools to fill it up!