Living with cats is, as I may have mentioned, like living with aliens. There is human logic and there is cat logic, and they have almost no points of correlation. Nancy particularly loves sitting on a table and patting at objects until they fall over the edge, at which point she'll stare down at them from the table in surprise and then move on to the next object. It's really funny and sweet when it's something you don't particularly care about, like a pen or a handful of change, but it does mean you have got to be careful where you leave things you do care about. We are fairly certain Nancy knows what happened to Doc's wedding ring, but she's just not saying anything.
With Nancy's behavioural quirks in mind I decided to buy a small box to put on my bedside table, where it could hold all my important stuff. So it needed to be big enough to hold my watch, my phone, my glasses and whatever jewelery I forgot to take off before getting into bed; but I didn't want an actual jewelery box, because I'm just damned awkward.
Fortunately there's a small newsagents near us that also sells cigars, and they also sell the empty wooden cigar boxes, so I bought one of those (Naturally I chose a box that used to house Churchills). It's the perfect size, and it has the bonus of smelling nice. Over the original logo on the lid of the box I've added a skull sticker that my friends Laura and Jasmine gave me ages ago that I've been saving for the right project. I love that you can still see the gold medals from the logo in Miss Skully's eyes!
Now I need to work out something fun to do with the sides of the box, and I think I'll be turning to a tip from Martha for that. She mentions in her latest Christmas issue a brand of Japanese paper tape, which has lovely patterns printed on it. Martha recommends it for wrapping gifts, of course, but I think that could work very well around the edges of the box, don't you?