Quilt Market Sewing BoxThursday, October 15, 2009
Today was laundry and cleaning day. Trying to get caught up from all of our travel. Evening is approaching and my home is feeling a bit more orderly. A bit more peaceful.
I did take a break from housework and covered a paper mache box with fabric. I love working on small projects. Don't you? This sewing box is for the contest. I collected some things at market and thought it would be fun to place them in something sweet for you. For you gals overseas....you don't have to worry. We are glad to ship things to you too!
I covered this box with some fabric from our Nell's Flower Shop line. (One of our older fabric lines.) This large floral print seemed just right for a sewing box. The inside is covered with paper. When covering paper mache boxes with fabric or paper I use PVA glue from Paper Source. The fabric and paper lay smooth and flat with this bookbinding glue.
Market treats are collected inside the box for you.
A small vintage French floral applique.
A charm pack of our new fabric Old Primrose Inn.
Vintage baby blue rick rack.
A paper bird cut by Kathy Schmitz. These paper birds flew all over her booth and she shared some of them with us. I thought it would be a cute needle holder. (Click on Kathy's name and go to her blog. You will see a picture of her booth and all of her paper birds.)
There was a great company selling metal findings at market. The copper colored bird was purchased from them.
A bit of vintage pink ribbon.
A small muslin bag with several buttons and a sprig of the lavender grown in my garden this summer.
The pattern on the left is a needle keeper from Bonnie Sullivan. Bonnie and Kathy are sisters. They are planning to begin cross stitch designs. Barb and I can hardly wait to see their new patterns. They will be showing at the Nashville Cross stitch market hopefully. Click on Bonnie's name to go to her web-site.
I was only able to make one sewing box today. I will be making a couple more boxes....each will be unique. So there will be 3 winners in this contest.
Leave your name and good luck! Cut off is Friday at midnight. Also please only leave one comment per person. The winners will be posted on Saturday.
Kay from The Rabbit's Lair in Roger's AR sent a photo of their Warm Hearts block of the month project. Click on the store name for more information. This quilt was designed by Barb and published in our Warm Hearts book. I'm now out of the book.....all have been shipped to The Rabbit's Lair.