12 August 2006
not the box of my dreams, but it's got a spiffy grosgrain collar
A somewhat wonky box for all my sewing paraphenalia. I don't have a dedicated sewing space—I work at the dining room table. And I like to keep things neat and tidy. I was going to make the box in my new Amy Butler book, but she calls for Timtex, which I didn't have. So I just kind of winged it. (Thus the slight wonkiness which the picture does an excellent job of hiding.)
This project actually all started when I saw Toni of SimpleSparrow's beautiful needle case. I did end up making one—you can see it among the stuff in the box, it's that little gingham thing. But no close-ups because it turned out really badly. Like a small child with dull craft scissors made it. And then got angry because it didn't turn out right and started tugging at it in tears and temper. But it serves its function. And then my mind started imagining a complex sewing caddy with pockets and pouches and built-in pincushion and all kinds of bells and whistles. And once again, my imagination outran my actual current set of skills. Alas. So I made this simple box. And I did make a new pincushion with red rick rack.
I think all this will serve its purpose rather well, even without all the bells and whistles.