And I just want to say, Buffy, you read my mind. She had commented last week that the way I had done it reminded her of playing cards--possibly the Queen of Hearts, and that's exactly what I had in mind. So this is my version of the Queen of Hearts, ala Suzi with a little Norah thrown in, and speaking of the Queen of Hearts, who's excited about Alice in Wonderland?!
And here's the finished box--
I'm really happy with the way these both turned out. Here's what they looked like last week--
When I put these photos up last week, I knew immediately that I was going to change them--I just couldn't get with these colors, but I'm still glad that I went through the process, because they add so much to the completed pieces because of the layers.
And now for Fattening Friday---this one is a favorite in our house, and I was surprised that not everyone has heard of them in different towns. This is a pepperoni ball--
You can get these at any local pizza shop here. What they are, is pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni and deep fried (of course). You can stuff them with anything, though. My grandmother used to make them from scratch and filled them with anchovies and called them fish balls. I know your proabably thinking--ewww!, but if you like anchovies,which I do, they were delicious. This one came frozen at the grocery store from a local Italian market, and you just heat them up in the oven, and they're still good. But being the artist that I am, I can't leave well enough alone. I always cut them open and put more pepperoni and a thick slice of mozzarella in them--
And then they're even better, and more fattening! I always make an antipasto salad to go with them--
And it makes for one delicious meal!