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.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the inside fabric. I think you did a fantastic job. :)

melissa f. said...

oh that's really great. i've had boxes on my list for far too long. the problem is, i envision a whole wall of them... you know, eggs and hatching and all of that.

hannah said...

i love it, it looks great! of course i love that fabric inside and the ribbon is a perfect touch. if only my skills were in keeping with what i dream up...

Maitreya said...

Oh, it's wonderful! Looks like something that belongs in a Japanese craft book.

Jill said...

Ooh I want to make one of these!

AmyP said...

It's a really lovely sewing box. I think the wonkiness is all part of the fun! Besides, if it fills it's purpose, does it matter if it lists?

Anastacia said...

I don't sew, but that is fabulous! I love it!

sally said...

Fabulous fabric box! I want to make a few for the boys' toys.