1. The wooden box, my part is done. Here is a photo of the lid with the stitched Pokemon Gyarados and some blue & white cording around it.
I think the blue fabric for the inside is perfect, since this is a water Pokemon.
As you can see Jordyn is still painting the waves on the side of the box. He paints one colour, then has to wait for it to dry before adding more coats or another colour. Plus he is a procrastinator ... he could have been painting while I was stitching for the past few months. He thinks he has lots of time ... Christmas Eve is not until Wednesday night.