I recently did a sewing swap to make a material desk tote and as my partner in Australia had now received it I am free to show. Mandy loves and I do mean loves the colour blue so nothing else would do. I delved deep into my material stash and found strips of material 3" wide with assorted flower and patchwork designs which I sewed together in order to cut out the shapes I needed for the box.
I then delved into my felt stash and found some dark blue/light blue which I had left over from making an embroidered fish box for another blogging friend (Sherry) a while back. You can see the lining and box sides here with the start of some appliquéd flowers being added before the bottom was stitched in place.
The completed box. I forgot about felt having a tendency to stretch so I added embroidery thread ties to the sides to pull back into a box shape.
A close up showing the finished flowers.
MIL used to work in a shirt making factoring so I inherited a very large box of buttons I assorted sizes so I used some on the flower centres .
I also used up some seeds beads too.
Entering into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations#45:Stitching real or faux.
Handmade Harbour#120: handmade Mondays.
Simon Says: The button challenge.
Crafts and Me #136: Something old(materials,buttons,beads).
4 Crafty Chicks#145: Flowers.
Charisma # 22: Tons of layers.
Hiding in my Craft Room#101: Super scraps.
Challenges 4 Everybody#22: Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop#76: .Use up your snippets.