6 February 2012

More about the boxes

So after many starts and changes of mind I finally decided (as I was still in 'heart mode') to add hearts to the lids.  

Then came the 'thread hunt'.  I searched high and low for the 'right one' and in the end I used a number 40 variegated Lizbeth that somehow came home with me from America a few years ago!!!  Thank goodness it did as it's 'just right'.  I added a Madeira thread as a filament and to give it a bit of sparkle too.  I sewed the hearts onto a piece of fabric and then the inner part of the edging.  Then I used the same thread (invisible thread) to sew the outer part of the edging onto the edge of the box lids.  This has made the top sort of 'blend' into the original fabric.  I'm really pleased with them although they were VERY time consuming on the sewing front!!!

Next decision is what on this planet am I going to do with them?  I don't want them - they're of no interest now they're finished so I'm going to give this some thought. 

Anyway, enough rambling - here they are 'transformed' hopefully for the better!



11 comments:

Anne said...

Pretty colours Jane. What size are the boxes?
You could always Etsy them.

Jane Eborall said...

They are roughly 4", Anne. I could Etsy them but they're a bit too 'special' for that!!!

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

Very pretty!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

The boxes turned out great! I think they would be perfect for Pop-A-Bobbin storage... your very favorite ones, of course!

God's Kid said...

Very nice!! :)

Carol Lawecki said...

The boxes are Fab Jane. Love the heart and the color you did them in. Have a wonderful week!!

Maureen said...

I think your granddaughters would love them! I know mine would!

Val said...

Lovely! They are definitely fit for your valentine! LOL

Diane's right, your shuttles could use some special storage!

Perlen-Guni said...

They are realy coming out beautiful, Jane, with htis edging and another color, good for earings to keep, Valentines'day is coming, there will be somebody being happy with it!

Miranda said...

Beautiful! Wouldn't your granddaughter like them for her treasures?

Anita said...

Such pretty boxes!

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