The next portrait in the Cuddles series is of Chris and his beautiful wooden box. His story is below (:
My Mum gave it to me when I was a little kid. Apparently someone else gave it to her when she was little but I can’t remember who that was. Mum had used it to keep a little collection of odd and semi-precious stones and some old coins. I kept this collection, and added a few to it, before I grew out of that kind of stuff (just got too cool for it you know! Haha). It stayed in my cupboard for a very long time, but when the time came for me to move out of home it was one of the few things that I really wanted to bring with me (not really sure why, I guess it felt really special to me because I knew my Mum had cherished it too). At that time the varnish was starting to flake off it, so I gently sanded it back and applied some fresh coats to bring it back to life. Now I use it to store random little things like spare keys, watch links, membership cards and sometimes spare cash (not as much now that Maree knows where I hide it!).