Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Quick Show and Tell

I am a real fan of Blackbird Designs and follow Alma's blog with some regularity.
Alma recently posted a tutorial on using fabric to cover paper mache boxes.
I couldn't help myself I had to whip one up, I thought I would share with you the outcome.
It took no time at all , in case you are wondering, no ,I didn't cut up one of my samplers, I simply photocopied it as per Alma's instruction
Go check out Alma's blog and see for yourself, the instructions are easy to follow. I am sure there will be a few made for your stitching friends.

see you soon
in the meantime
happy fabric box making
j

20 comments:

Deb said...

Oh gorgeous. Planning on doing one myself this weekend. Have the box but I'm going to get some fabric later - I'm going to do one a la Kaffe. Don't you just love Alma's blog?

Adele said...

I have 8 paper boxes on order and am planning on making them for chrissy 2 in Yuwa 2 in french fabric 2 in Amy Butler and 2 in kaffe.

PatchworkRose said...

Jean Welcome back. I have missed you. Love the box. It looks great.
Cheers
Lynne

Karen said...

I read the instructions earlier in the day and am interested in trying the project. I recently made a fabric covered box with a pin cushion on top but the pin cushion is too heavy for the lid. I don't have a sampler to copy onto paper. I will have to think about that.

Miriam said...

Great box. Thank you for the link to Alma's blog.
Photocopying samplers is a great idea!!

Vicki said...

OMG - it's GORGEOUS!!!! I love boxes anyway and brown - awesome!!!

Daniëlle said...

You've done a real good job!! I have already printed the instructions, perhaps ...... maybe....have not got the foggiest when ...:))))) Have a nice weekend!

Janet said...

That's really lovely Jean, I'm going to have to have a go at this one. I had seen it on the blog and loved it too. I'll have to think about what to put on the inside, maybe I'll look at scrapbooking papers.

Cisca said...

I've seen it on Alma's blog and liked it very much. Yours is gorgeous, too.
Have a nice weekend, Greetings, Cisca

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Jean , fabulous box !

Conny said...

Your box looks great!

Bertie said...

Absolutely fabulous and original box must give it a try soon.

Anonymous said...

I scooted right on over from Blackbird Designs so that I might tell you how lovely your sewing box turned out. I would say you passed 201. Like your choice of fabrics and now I have your blog bookmarked. Louise

Carol R said...

My first visit to your blog but not my last. I, too, came over from the BBD blog to say what a wonderful box! Your friends are going to be so lucky to receive one of these from you.

rebecca said...

I just found your blog via the link from Blackbird Design's. I love the name for your blog. My favorite fruit is Raspberry. It is a great title. I really like the box you did, you hav inspired me to make on for the ornament exchange that my stitching guild has each year. Gone are the days of the gift bag for me. I really love the trellis hedge that Mr. L&R did. Please tell him for me,I think he is another Fredrick Law Olmsted. I have studied how to do them but have never tried. You are one blessed and fortunate women for a husband that loves to do such things in the garden. Thank you for sharing via posting.

corinna said...

what a great box
i found your blog from Almas blog too
love the alphabet on the inside of your finish
funtastic

Amelia said...

Thanks for posting this. These boxes will make great little christmas presents. Good little project for my elsest daughter to tackle.

woolwoman said...

I also found you from the BBD blog - lovely box - I'll be popping again some time soon!
Cheers Mel

Susimac said...

Its really lovely, I must try finishing one that way too, I really love yours.

Solstitches said...

Wow! That box turned out so nice. The outer fabric almost looks quilted. I will have to try making one of these.

Margaret