Tuesday, 8 April 2008

March Take it Further

Just popping in to show you my finished box for the "Small things"-inspired March TIF challenge.

I blogged about the initial stages of the box here . I've used a variegated metallic thread to stitch the box corners together but I'm not sure whether the stitch I've used has an official name. It was supposed to be whip stitch and I made the stitch in a figure of eight so that the corner remained clear of thread, if you see what I mean. I'm pleased that I've actually managed to make something and it's actually square! I have left this piece quite plain, although I have embossed a detail on the top. However, making this box has given me lots more ideas for other surfaces.

13 comments:

artisbliss said...

This turned out so beautifully! Wow! I may have to try this.

katelnorth said...

lovely - what a great box.

Genie said...

Wow Julie!! Its lovely

Guzzisue said...

turned out lovely :) suspect you are really enjoying having the sewing machine.

kiwicarole said...

Hi, you must be very pleased with the results! Going to make another?
:) Carole

Robin Mac said...

What a marvellous effort if you haven't been sewing for very long, Julie, I love the box, especially love the patterning on the surface. Is it fabric or paper?

Purple Missus said...

This is brilliant, and the fact that its given you lots of other ideas is great too.
You're on a roll now so keep at it :)

West Country Mother said...

I think this is wonderful Julie. I like the stitching on the sides and edges and love the colour. It's been nice to watch the progression through your postings.

sharon young said...

Hi Julie
What a lovely little box, it really did work out well. I like the stitching, it shows off the fabric of the box really well.

Lesley said...

Wow Julie - it has turned out beautifully!!! I love the colours and textures and the construction is perfect!

Great job :)
xxx

freebird said...

It turned out beautifully. You'll enjoy this little box forever.

Margaret S said...

Great to see the finished result julie

Becky Vigor said...

Gorgeous! And very neatly done too.