Thanks, Timber Press!

 

What a pleasant surprise after a long day! I find this waiting in the mailbox, a gratis copy of the wonderful new book The Food Lover’s Garden: Amazing Edibles You Will Love to Grow and Eat, by Mark Diacono, published by that bastion of superb gardening and landscape books, Timber Press.

It turns out someone over there liked my little gift box idea so much they wanted to show some love and sent this title to me as a way of expressing that. Yay!

Back before Valentines Day this year the Timber Press blog posted these Valentines Day cards:

 

Here is the birchwood box, which I have already sanded and stained purple:

 

 

I changed the color values slightly in Photoshop, enlarged the image also, and printed it on good cardstock, then applied it to the lid using spray adhesive:

My wife filled the box with her cake bites (all the rage here), and off it went to a dear friend of the family. Thanks again Chani, the book is awesome!